MightyMightyBosstones: Greetings and welcome
to the wonderful Internet, soon to go the way of the 8 track
recorder. It’s Dickie and Nate from The Mighty
Spaz_666: Do you guys consider yourselves a
MightyMightyBosstones: Uhh no. Uhh we have a
great love and respect for SKA music, but I wouldn’t
consider ourselves a SKA band.
Vedderfreak12: Why is the dancer part of the
group? He's cool...but I don't understand him.
MightyMightyBosstones: He was such a good
friend of ours when we started the band, but he didn’t have
any marketable talents, not that I did either. We never even
thought that anyone would even bother to ask why.
Justincollege: Why did you pick the bulldog
as your mascot?
MightyMightyBosstones: I don’t know.
Bulldogs have always been a soccer hooligan thing from England.
We had a friend who made up a cool T-shirt. Its one of those
thinks that just kind of stuck.
BillupsFan: Dickie, a new album soon ?
MightyMightyBosstones: Of course, some time
soon. We are going to get in their this fall and start banging
out some ideas.
Balou_6: OK. Yall have girlfriends?
MightyMightyBosstones: It depends on who is
Four_Colours_Red: Have you toured in the UK?
MightyMightyBosstones: Yeah we have. We are
going to England in 2 weeks. It will be our 4th or 5th time over
BillupsFan: Dickie, you're from Boston, ever
been to Al Capones ?
MightyMightyBosstones: Uhhhh- I don’t
think so. Its possible that I just don't remember.
Thumper1980: What do you think of all the
fans and craziness of the business?
MightyMightyBosstones: If it weren’t for
the fans, we wouldn’t be doing this in the first place. The
business doesn’t really matter. F**** the biz.
WikiwikiNicky: Is hard to think of your
MightyMightyBosstones: No I got 7 other guys
in the band with me who do my thinking.
Fadman13: How long have the MIGHTY
MIGHTY BOSTONES been and group?
MightyMightyBosstones: Sometimes it feels
like 30 years. If you believe our bio something like 10/12.
MY92: Is the lead singer married?
Balou_6: Coming to Houston, Texas any time
MightyMightyBosstones: I would love to, but
we don’t have any plans yet. Its been awhile since we have
been to TX. I wish that the Warp Tour would go
BOSTON_SKA: Hey now what makes the throw down
MightyMightyBosstones: Good question. When
the pipes start sweating the throw down is official.
Tavis737: Hey, what's up with Dave Shod? Is
he the 9th member?
MightyMightyBosstones: For TV he seems to be.
BOSTON_SKA: I have seen you guys about 15
times in the Boston area. You rock the house everytime. But why
doesn't Nate sing more? He can really bust it!
MightyMightyBosstones: I would rather play
MY92: Boston's my home town, what part are
MightyMightyBosstones: Cambridge, Harvard
Spaz_666: Are you guys getting paid for doing
MightyMightyBosstones: No we are not getting
Fadman13: How do you 'as the band' deal with
the press ?
MightyMightyBosstones: I don’t know. We
answer questions when they ask us.
Fadman13: What are your favorite TV Shows?
and Court TV. Judge Judy is all
right too. Judge Judy is a feisty little broad.
Dahmarc: If you had everything in the world,
(I said everything) what would you want most?
MightyMightyBosstones: I honestly feel like I
have everything in the world right now. (Dickie)
Lickthatclit: Do you ever get tired of
MightyMightyBosstones: No, I remember what it
is like to do real work and I have no hope of getting back to
that anytime soon.
Dickywho: Any favorite drinks?
MightyMightyBosstones: Yoo-hoo and Moxy
orange drink. (Nate)
Mentos_69: Saw you guys in Delhi College! Was
that one of the rowdiest crowd on tour?
MightyMightyBosstones: Yeah we played there.
No they weren’t. All the crowds are pretty rowdy. Delhi was
the muddiest and most unruly
Theoneguy_13: Hi how are you? Is it cool to
MightyMightyBosstones: - I don’t know
what its like to be famous so I couldn’t tell you.
RhiannonGirl: Who was your biggest musical
influence growing up?
MightyMightyBosstones: The Clash.
BillupsFan: Where did the idea from
"Impression That I Get" come from ?
MightyMightyBosstones: I don’t know. I
don’t really like to talk about my lyrics very much. Its
about a lot of things. Personal tragedy and about our generation.
Tavis737: Can we take pictures at your show?
Don't want to annoy anyone.
MightyMightyBosstones: We don’t mind
people taking pictures. Nate is taking over now I am off to see
Colol_: What do you do besides play music?
MightyMightyBosstones: Read. I just read this
book a Perfect Storm, Angela's Ashes,
Gold Mountains was good a book about the
Falsesensezine: What happened in Winston
Salem, North Carolina the last time you guys played there? There
was some kind of argument about skinheads or something. What was
that all about?
MightyMightyBosstones: Wow I don’t even
Falsesensezine: What was the weirdest thing a
fan has done?
MightyMightyBosstones: Get naked on stage is
kind of weird.
Terpzo: Do you dig the flick, REPO
MightyMightyBosstones: Repo Man?
Yeah I like that movie- I saw it when it was in the movie
Kelly182: Who are your favorite bands to tour
with? Or who would you like to tour with?
MightyMightyBosstones: We have so many bands.
Pie Tasters Hepcat, Pennywise. I would love to do a tour with
IowaCR: Any embarrassing things that have
happened on the road you wish to share?
Skyes13: Where are you located right now?
MightyMightyBosstones: We are in Ottawa
Canada. Playing a show with Blink 182 and Primus and we go on
stage in 1 hour.
Hell_of_a_hat: What do you guys think of
MightyMightyBosstones: I guess wrote a pretty
lame book. That song the Beautiful People rocks. Its rock and
Ernieguest_118d820: What club is your
favorite to play in Boston?
MightyMightyBosstones: The Middle East Cafe
is my favorite.
Optimus_prime_69: I love Voltron what are
your favorite cartoons?
MightyMightyBosstones: My favorite cartoons?
I don’t know. I really like Josie and the Pussycats. That
whole mystery thing.
Skadattle: Do you have any formal musical
MightyMightyBosstones: Yeah I studied some
jazz and some speed metal.
Spadefoot: Have you guys ever considered
doing a show with Fishbone?
MightyMightyBosstones: We played with
Fishbone in Europe. We first played with them in 1986 and 96 was
the last time we played with them.
Nate: Are you still skateboarding?
MightyMightyBosstones: Snowboarding more now
JDM4371: Do you guys get into any arguments,
while on tour and how do you play when your pissed at each other?
MightyMightyBosstones: We have been friends
for so long, we don’t really get that pissed at each other.
We are like an old married couple except there are 8 of us.
Gerigeri: I’ll be in Boston in April for
the first time, recommend any bars?
MightyMightyBosstones: The Middle East.
Glittergal200: What type of music do you guys
MightyMightyBosstones: Everything punk, jazz,
Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach.
Niiquee: Besides Boston do you have another
MightyMightyBosstones: Personally? I like San
Francisco, NYC, Boston is where we are at.
Blak_Fly: Hey take don’t offense, but
how do you respond to people saying that you sold out? I
personally don’t agree because you think you deserve your
success because you have been working forever. I just wanna know
what you think.
MightyMightyBosstones: We have been doing the
same thing for years. Anyone who knows us knows that we are on
the same path. Its kind of flattering that they say that but they
are full of shit.
Mog27: Do you like video games?
HempGuyguest_268d843: I noticed that racism
is a big part of Lets Face It. What do you guys
do against racism, besides in your music?
MightyMightyBosstones: We bring the Anti
Racist Action group on tour with us. They hand out
information saying what Neo Nazi's are looking like these days,
so they give out literature and information. They sign up kids
kind of like a network, a clan watch getting kids aware. We do
benefit shows for them.
SonicNetHost: What are Neo Nazi's looking
like these days? You never know where they are hiding.
MightyMightyBosstones: It varies from
different parts of the country. A lot of kids have different
types of symbols these days.
Cugraduate: If you did commercials, what
would it be for?
SonicNetGuest: Public Television. The dental
damn is the other one I would do.
Boston_Lager: Is it tough to keep so much
enthusiasm after touring for so long?
MightyMightyBosstones: Yes and since we are
all friends it is always fun. Its just hard doing anything for a
CrAzY_BoUt_SkA: What is royal oil?
MightyMightyBosstones: Its heroin.
CJguest_4db91538: Did you get to meet Alicia
Silverstone while on Clueless?
MightyMightyBosstones: Yeah I did and she was
Mustrdplgx: What do you think of kids looking
up to you ask heroes?
MightyMightyBosstones: I don’t think
that anybody in a band should be looked at as a hero its about
individuality and respecting yourself.
Mattyp_98: What was your favorite video to
Tapanga77: How did you get started?
MightyMightyBosstones: We were all friends
and we wanted to get into clubs and go to shows to see our
SivaSoma: How was playing at the Tibetan
MightyMightyBosstones: That was great. It was
a beautiful day everyone was on their best behavior. It was a
Guitarman16: Do you guys write separately or
as a group?
MightyMightyBosstones: Its different for each
song. Dickie writes all the lyrics we get together and bang out
the first part then work out the chord structure. Here is no
formula set in stone.
Morganone: Do you like MTV
MightyMightyBosstones: I don’t have
Pearlexport: Do you like Reel Big Fish?
MightyMightyBosstones: They are very good
Seaspray_98: First of all I'd like to say
rock on! I love you guys! Now what would you say is the bands
favorite breakfast cereal?
MightyMightyBosstones: That’s a tough
question. How about Frosted Flakes or Musliex.
Life over Total.
Vasco97hcc: Please answer my question, I'm a
Brazilian fan. Do you have plans to come to Brazil?
MightyMightyBosstones: Not that I know of. If
you want to invite us down, we will come visit and play for you.
Rod6669: What kind of drums do you use?
Devilsniteout__: Do you like METALLICA?
MightyMightyBosstones: I love Metallica.
Boston_Lager: Any favorite beer?
BillupsFan: Do you get mobbed in Beantown?
JLukman: Do you remember your first concert
MightyMightyBosstones: I remember the first
show I went to, and Joe was there to. It was Minor Threat, The
Meatmen and DYS . That’s a sick show.
Fadman13: How do you make time to enjoy
MightyMightyBosstones: Hahahahaha I
don’t know. We are on the road a lot. Last year we toured 11
months. This year it’ll be 7 months. Writing songs is one of
my favorite things.
Ska_punk01: Are any of you straight edge?
Venturess: What is your favorite part about
what you do? The writing? Traveling? Performing?
MightyMightyBosstones: Writing and recording
are my favorite. Touring can be fun. But its not as exciting when
you are on the road for 11 months Vs a studio that you are in
every 18 months.
magenta_: Would you guys ever do a show
dressed in drag? You know, kind of like a tribute to Rocky
Horror Picture Show?
MightyMightyBosstones: Maybe, but probably
Oasis_42: Do you like rap?
MightyMightyBosstones: Yeah- ODB, Not the Wu
Just ODB. Whodini, Kurtis Blow.
SonicNetHost: How was the Roseland the other
night? I was there. It was pretty packed.
MightyMightyBosstones: It was great. I think
we had 700 more people in there than there should have been.
There were like 4000 people and the place holds like 3200.
AkaRockeyV: How did you get your scratchy
MightyMightyBosstones: Dickie was born with a
Woogabooga: Do you guys smash your stuff at
the end of shows?
MightyMightyBosstones: No I did smash my
guitar a couple times. But its not a routine thing.
skaguest_4eb91636: Where do you buy your
MightyMightyBosstones: All over the place.
Thrift stores. On tour we always check out thrift stores to see
what they have.
honeyguest_40a01383: How do you know a
concert has been successful?
MightyMightyBosstones: If we had a good time.
Ravile: What's the coolest pair of shoes
you've ever owned?
MightyMightyBosstones: I had a really huge
pair of creepers that were purple suede that I got in 8th grade.
I wore them to my graduation.
MMBSKACORE: If you weren't in the Bosstones,
what would you be doing?
MightyMightyBosstones: I would be in a band
Max_slug: Do you find your fans a lot younger
now? Or do you have fans who've been around since the 'old' days?
MightyMightyBosstones: No I find them the
same age. We are a lot older.
boredguest_21a01188: When did playing in a
band really start to pay off?
MightyMightyBosstones: The first day we
played together. We didn’t start a band to make money. Any
success we got after that was just crazy.
Something_sexy: How did the plaid thing get
MightyMightyBosstones: 'Dickie came out at a
show in a plaid bathrobe and we just took it from there.
auROARaguest_1aa01429: If you were a woman
who would you be and why?
MightyMightyBosstones: Gloria Steinam cause
she has intellectual juice.
Megan_Erin: Do you feel it's normal to
Gabinha: Do you like psychobilly?
MightyMightyBosstones: Yeah I love
Lordmarzo2: Letterman or Leno?
SonicNetHost: Do you thing Lux Interior is a
piece of ass?
MightyMightyBosstones: I guess he is to some
SonicNetHost: What are some of your favorite
MightyMightyBosstones: Elliot Smith and
Elliot Smith I am really, really digging Elliot Smith and Hepcat.
Dickywho: What really pisses you guys off?
MightyMightyBosstones: I guess the whole Neo
Nazi thing is annoying that is #1 on the list. We are pretty
peaceful zen type characters staying in a constant zone of love.
SonicNetHost: Do you guys have a big problem
with Neo Nazis at the show. Do a lot of them come out to see you
MightyMightyBosstones: Not as much as they
used to. England skins used to listen to SKA. For the most part
they are few and far between these days. Lord have mercy upon
Grapeape13: Were you always cool and popular
MightyMightyBosstones: I went to high school
with Matt Damon. That’s a lot of competition there! I was
always good natured. I spent most of my time skateboarding and
B_harrington: Why won't you knock on wood?
MightyMightyBosstones: Well we haven’t
had to yet but maybe we will.
Satan__666__: If you could have anyone who
would it be?
MightyMightyBosstones: Audrey Hepburn. How
rad is she you know?
Calamazooey: What kind of bass guitars do you
MightyMightyBosstones: I play guitar Joe uses
a Fender. I play Les Paul.
Izer2: Who's your favorite writer?
MightyMightyBosstones: History: Simon Scamay,
Howard Zin. Fiction, I like Cormick Macarthy. I like Kafka.
Skaaface: How do you feel about SKA becoming
MightyMightyBosstones: I don’t know if
it is mainstream. SKA is a great kind of music. If its music it
should be out there.
Madhattie: Are you irritated at the
second-rate Bosstones knockoffs, or flattered?
MightyMightyBosstones: I am more flattered
Plopguest_4a02307: What do you think of the
US Government? Any chance of you guys running for political
MightyMightyBosstones: Dickie will run for
mayor of Boston and win in the year 2010. Joe and I will be his
political spin doctors.
Morganone: Do you consider yourselves rude
Kelly_crowe: Do you guys get to choose the
tracks you like when your new albums come out?
MightyMightyBosstones: Yes we do pick the
Optimus_prime_69: What do you do during a
show if you have to piss or poop really bad?
MightyMightyBosstones: I have never been in
that situation. I am on a catheter so I have no idea.
Sesoa: Do you guys like Pro Wrestling? Who's
your favorite wrestler?
MightyMightyBosstones: The Slim Jim guy-
boredguest_21a01188: If given the chance,
would play naked on stage?
MightyMightyBosstones: Thank you for having
me and Dickie. It was great to be on the Internet. I hope that we
didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Bye!