SuperMod: Hi we are now chatting with Bow
BowWowWow: Hey this is Annabella
and Leigh from Bow Wow Wow.
Kewpie: Hey Annabella and Leigh. It's great
that you're back!
BowWowWow: Thank you. (Annabella)
mkzz: Are you coming to the UK?
BowWowWow: I'd have to come back, cause I
have a home there at present. (Annabella)
mkzz: But will you be doing gigs?
BowWowWow: Who knows? (Annabella)
mkzz: I wish you would.
BowWowWow: Be careful what you wish for it
may come true!! (Annabella)
Kewpie: Can you tell us about the guitarist
and drummer who've been touring with you?
BowWowWow: Yeah, the guitarists name is Dave
Calhoun and the drummers name is Eshan K.
mkzz: Tell us what happened to your solo
album? (not Fever) but the alleged one on Sony?
BowWowWow: It hasn’t seen the light of
day yet. (Annabella)
Kewpie: Leigh, what have you been doing the
past 14 years?
BowWowWow: I have been producing , doing
dance music sessions. The usual stuff. (Leigh)
Kewpie: Oh, did you work with Voice of the
Beehive? I thought I saw your name on one of their albums.
BowWowWow: I did. (Leigh)
C30: Annabella, they say you're as sexy as
ever. I can't find any pictures of you online that are less than
15 years old though.
BowWowWow: Thank you very much. Catch our
live show then you will really know how old I am. (Annabella)
Kewpie: Annabella, there was
a rumor that you have been working as an aerobics instructor.
After seeing you in concert, I'd believe it!
BowWowWow: PPPPlease!!!!!! (Annabella)
C30: Are you still available, Annabella?
Rumor has it that you're married with at least one child.
BowWowWow: Please, but thank you. What do you
mean by available? As in for work? Or as a taxi driver? (Annabella)
Kewpie: Are you planning on recording
BowWowWow: Yes. (Annabella)
C30: Are you single or married?
BowWowWow: Yes C30!! (Annabella)
C30: Yes, single or married?
BowWowWow: I am single. Just teasing. (Annabella)
Scootsnoot: Thanks for the great show in
Richmond and for signing autographs afterwards.
BowWowWow: It was our pleasure. (Annabella)
Kewpie: How have the crowds been for this
BowWowWow: The crowds have been great.
Kewpie: Is it mostly an older audience?
BowWowWow: No. Its mixed. It depends on what
you mean by old. Since we have had crowds from 14 to 70 at our
C30: Annabella, this chat
has an opening room which asks the question about how long the
average male takes for orgasm. What do you think?
BowWowWow: In my experience 3 seconds. But
only in my experience. (Annabella)
BowWowWow: six hours in my experience (Leigh)
C30: I imagine at your show it would be much
mkzz: You need a new experience Annabella.
BowWowWow: We got a wise guy now have we?
Scootsnoot: There is a great picture in the
new issue of Rolling Stone of you guys and
Anthony Kiedis. Is it true, as they say in the article, that you
will be touring with Culture Club this summer?
BowWowWow: No, not that we know about. (Leigh)
Kewpie: Leigh, I understand that Boy George
hates your guts.
BowWowWow: No he doesn’t he loves me
BowWowWow: Annabella says
"When and where Leigh does he love you
BowWowWow: Every night when I get home! (Leigh)
C30: Do you expect to tour again after this?
Why did you decide to tour now? Was it more than a question of
needing the money (we all do)?
BowWowWow: We aren’t earning money.(Leigh)
Kewpie: I heard that Dave Calhoun was in the
Vapors. This isn't the same Vapors that did "Turning
Japanese," is it? He looks too young.
BowWowWow : Yes. He was in a recent
Scootsnoot: Rolling Stone
lies then. Did you meet Scott Weiland and Billy Corgan at you LA
show at the Viper Room?
BowWowWow: They were there but we didn’t
meet them. (Leigh)
Kewpie: Eshan did an incredible job, and he
had some pretty big shoes to fill. What did he do before touring
BowWowWow: He was in a band called Acacia. (Leigh)
Kewpie: Leigh, I hear you
have a kid now. Is s/he going to follow your footsteps into
BowWowWow: Oh probably, he is going to. (Leigh)
mkzz:: Do visit spiritual advisors Annabella?
BowWowWow: Do you mean Tarot readers? I have
visited Tarot readers.
Kewpie: You said earlier that you were
planning on recording together again. When might we expect
BowWowWow: It depends on lots of things to
say exactly. When? Maybe after the tour. That’s when we
would do it . We will have something new for everyone to see and
Kewpie: I saw your show last week, and I have
to say that you were incredible.
BowWowWow: Thank you very much. (Annabella)
Kewpie: You don't get enough credit for the
musicianship and vocals.
BowWowWow: Who are you talking to now?
Scootsnoot: What are some of your influences,
musically and otherwise?
BowWowWow: I have too many to mention really
BowWowWow: I go by styles rather than artists
BowWowWow: Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, The
Ronnettes, James Brown, etc... etc... etc.. (Annabella)
Kewpie: What do you do for fun on tour?
BowWowWow: The tour is fun. The gig. (Leigh)
C30: What time do you go onstage here in NYC,
and how long is the set?
BowWowWow: 11 PM. And the set is one hour. (Annabella)
Kewpie: You have so much material, how did
you decide which songs to play in concert?
BowWowWow: The songs to make you move and
Zartan: When was the last time you played NY?
BowWowWow: In 1983 (14 years ago). (Leigh)
C30: But you must play a lot of songs in just
one hour, since many of them are about 2-2.5 minutes.
BowWowWow: are you the one that wears the
watch in the audience?! (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: Yup, that'd be me.
Kewpie: I was a bit disappointed that you
didn't play more off When the Going Gets Tough?
BowWowWow: Leigh didn’t
want to. (Annabella)
BowWowWow: The early stuff was a bit more gig
Kewpie: Leigh, why do you
BowWowWow: Cause I suppose the early stuff
was more rhythmically based. (Leigh)
Kewpie: Annabella, which is
your favorite song to perform now? (Or are you sick of all of
BowWowWow: I like c30, and Baby Oh No. (Annabella)
mkzz: I saw you first time around lots and
this is making me feel old
BowWowWow: Why how old are you? (Annabella)
mkzz: Your age. 32.
BowWowWow: Right ON!! (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: Do you still sport a mohawk, Annabella?
BowWowWow: Come to our show and you will see.
Kewpie: Annabella, do you
get sick of guys fawning all over you?
BowWowWow: I hadn’t noticed. (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: Weren't you supposed to do a tour
last summer with Howard Jones?
BowWowWow: We were. But it fell through so we
did our own one. (Leigh)
Kewpie: Do you regret the sex symbol image?
BowWowWow: What sex symbol image? Beauty is
in the eye of the beholder. (Annabella)
Kewpie: Annabella, what have
you been doing for the past 14 years?
BowWowWow: Singing, writing songs. Following
a spiritual path which I am still on. As we all are eventually in
our short lifetime here on earth in this great cosmos of the
universe. And now touring in America. (Annabella)
C30: Do you have any younger fans under 30? I
imagine most of us who remember you are in our 30's.
BowWowWow: We still have lots fans under 30.
Kewpie: Leigh, how long have you been playing
the bass? And did you teach yourself?
BowWowWow: 24 years. And I did. (Leigh)
C30: I found only 1 website dedicated to Bow
Wow Wow. Is there an official site and if not, do you
plan to create one for us hungry fans?
BowWowWow: Yes. (Leigh)
mkzz: I needed fake id to see most of your
BowWowWow: That’s naughty. (Leigh)
Kewpie: Are you going to vary the set list
much throughout the tour or play the same songs?
BowWowWow: We already are.(Annabella)
C30: The website I found had small CD
pictures. Is there a better site?
BowWowWow: I don’t think so but there
Zartan: So... Where did you get the name
BowWowWow: Some dog said it to me in the
Zartan: C'mon.. l´ ß heå® it.
BowWowWow: Is that some kind of Internet code
Scootsnoot: You guys got an excellent concert
review in the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper.
Do you pay attention to reviews or ignore them?
BowWowWow: Of course we pay attention to
reviews. We just weigh them. Like Salvador Dali. (Leigh)
Bonedoggy: Favorably, hopefully?
BowWowWow: They have been great. (Annabella)
Kewpie: Annabella and Leigh,
have you spent any time on the Internet?
BowWowWow: I haven’t yet but Leigh
decon: How's Anthony K?
BowWowWow: I couldn’t answer that
question since I am not in touch with the man. (Annabella)
BowWowWow: I am now dating Anthony Keidis. (Leigh)
Kewpie: What do you online -- look to see
what people are saying about you?
BowWowWow: Okay, can we do that? (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: While we're on the subject of the
music media, has the climate changed toward BWW
in reviews since the 80s?
BowWowWow: Yes. Big time.(Annabella)
mzkk: Do you miss journalists asking you the
same questions over and over?
BowWowWow: What do you think? What do you
think ? What do you think? (Annabella)
decon: I was just wondering because I saw a
picture of him with the band in a magazine.
BowWowWow: He came to one of our shows, along
with a lot of other musicians.(Annabella)
Bonedoggy: What was he wearing... just a
BowWowWow: I wasn’t looking. (Annabella)
Zartan: So BWW...what music
do you listen to nowadays?
BowWowWow: I listen to M'Chello endge Ocello,
Alanis, Fiona Apple. (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: Sucks having to spell her name,
BowWowWow: I can spell here name matey!
Me'shell N'degeocello. (Annabella)
BowWowWow: Chemical Brothers, Eryka Badu,
Scootsnoot: I read that Dave Barbarossa
tutored Eshan K on drums. Is that true?
BowWowWow: He came down for like 1/2 an hour.
Kewpie: Leigh, you used to
wear a military helmet in a lot of photos. Was there some story
BowWowWow It was an ex- German military
helmet and it was painted in the colors of the Simba Warriors of
the Congo, who used to kill the German mercenaries and wear their
uniforms. But with their colors to taunt them. (Leigh)
C30: Several critics recently still refer to
you as posers. What do you think of that?
BowWowWow: PPPPLEASE! (Annabella)
C30: Any chance of an online concert?
BowWowWow: We did one at the Billboard
Live in LA (10,000 people). (Leigh)
Scootsnoot: Who would your dream producer of
your next album be?
BowWowWow: Its difficult question. (Leigh)
BowWowWow: Jam and Lewis would be nice.
Bonedoggy: What about getting down and dirty
BowWowWow: Who is Steve Albini? (Annabella
Bonedoggy: Albini could do wonders with you
guys. Although he made the PJ Harvey album grimy.
BowWowWow: Its a thought. Who knows. Its
Scootsnoot: Albini wouldn't fit with Bow Wow
Wow, I don't think.
BowWowWow: Next question.
C30: what do you think of Real Audio, if
you've seen it? I can listen to live radio from London, Brazil,
Vancouver, etc. from NYC.
BowWowWow: I use my computer for recording
but I haven’t got Real Audio set up to listen to music.(Leigh)
C30: If you need help setting up real audio
contact me :) (I do tech support work).
BowWowWow: All right thanks. We have only got
a little lap top on the road and my eyes are bad. (Leigh)
sonicmod: Was all that success back in the
eighties rough on you guys ?
BowWowWow: We had fun.
Kewpie: Annabella, have you
been taking voice lessons or just working out on your own?
BowWowWow: No and yes. RE: voice lessons. (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: How about the transition between
the 80s and the 90s?
BowWowWow: What about it? (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: A lot of bands from the 80s had a
hard time adapting and updating.
BowWowWow: That because they used a lot of
old technology I think. (Leigh)
Kewpie: What do you do for fun (besides
BowWowWow: Have sex. (Annabella)
BowWowWow: Now I am getting tired. (Annabella)
C30: Are you free at midnight or shortly
BowWowWow: When and where? (Annabella)
BowWowWow: I am free!(Leigh)
Bonedoggy: If someone were to say to you back
in the mid-80s that you'd still be touring as Bow Wow Wow,
would you believe them?
BowWowWow: No. (Annabella)
Scootsnoot: Do you think your success now has
anything to do with people being fed up with depressing grunge
BowWowWow: A little yeah. (Leigh)
sonicmod: If you were never in a famous
band...what would you prolly' be?
BowWowWow: Famous one man band! (Annabella)
Kewpie: What kinds of expectations did you
have for this tour? Has it been more or less successful than you
BowWowWow: We had no expectations. And we
haven’t finished it yet. (Annabella)
C30: Anything of interest for sale at your
BowWowWow: T-shirts and CD's, which are
helping to pay for this tour.
Scootsnoot: I bought the T-shirt. Didn't see
BowWowWow: That cause we sold out probably.
But we are getting more. (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: Back in the 80s, Fashion was so
pivotal in music... Do you think music today needs to get the
fashion back or do you think that'd be detrimental?
BowWowWow: Yes. Not necessarily fashion, but
Bonedoggy: But isn't Fashion what Malcolm
McLaren pushed? His sense of "style" was rather whack.
BowWowWow: That’s true. (Leigh)
Bonedoggy: I think you guys were beyond
fashion... that style was paramount. That’s what separated
you from other bands around that same time.
BowWowWow: Thank you very, very much. (Annabella)
C30: Fashion just makes you posers. You look
good and sound good.
BowWowWow: Thank you tres, tres much! (Annabella)
C30: What does the T-shirt look like?
BowWowWow: as you would expect barking mad! (Annabella)
Scootsnoot: Do you regret initially breaking
up in the 80's?
BowWowWow: Yeah it was a stupid thing to do.
C30: What do you wear at your current shows?
The pirate look was played out years ago.
BowWowWow: I wear a rubber jock strap,
fireman's boots and a feather boa. (Leigh)
BowWowWow: Truth loves to go naked! (Annabella)
Kewpie: What have you been doing on your off
days between shows?
BowWowWow: Traveling. (Leigh)
C30: So, you wear a body suit?
BowWowWow: I am a body. (Annabella)
BowWowWow: We have to go guys. All the
answers will be revealed at our shows! (Annabella)
Bonedoggy: Bye.... it was great chatting with
BowWowWow: It was great chatting with you
C30: Is it fair to ask your weight and
BowWowWow: 5'4. 46D- 24- 36. Can you