Monday, June 16, 2008
Since everyone loves an update, I thought I'd post this interview I found online yesterday. The funny thing is, I don't remember doing this interview. Oh well...Enjoy!
Hunter Burgan: Before we get started, I just have to tell you that I recently watched some episodes of Maude on DVD...and you are hilarious! I love it more than Golden Girls!
Bea Arthur*: Thank you. So what's new, Hunter? What have you been up to?
Hunter: Well, Bea, I've been pretty busy. AFI has been working non-stop on new songs, Hunter Revenge is playing the Pomona Warped Tour on Friday, I bought new curtains, Dan Kelly and I just finished mixing a record for our friends' band, I've been drinking lots of coffee, I have a new shoe coming out soonish and well...I've also been planning some secret stuff.
Bea: Secret Stuff? Well you'll have to tell me about that later, but first...tell me, what do the new AFI songs sound like?
Hunter: They're great. We have a bunch of really catchy songs that I think you're going to love...even with your finicky taste, Bea.
Bea: Well you know I'm partial to the Stones and Zeppelin.
Hunter: And I'm confident that you'll find a place in your heart for our new stuff as well.
Bea: We'll see about that.
Hunter: Yeah we will.
Bea: Moving on... Tell me about Hunter Revenge's show this Friday.
Hunter: It's Warped Tour, in Pomona, and I'm playing the Kevin Says Stage which is a smaller, more intimate stage.
Bea: So the audience will be closer to you.
Hunter: Exactly! Hunter Revenge is not about barricades and boundaries. It's about intimacy and relationships...the relationship between the band and the audience.
Bea: Speaking of your band...who do you have playing with you this time?
Hunter: Dan Kelly, as always, will be playing keyboards. Ian Fowles from The Aquabats will be playing bass, and Ryan Seaman will return to the drums for his first appearance with me since 2005. It's going to be a lot of fun.
Bea: Just out of curiosity, will you be selling shirts or records?
Hunter: Just shirts and CDs.
Bea: Well that sounds like a blast. I'll try to make it out there. Where can I get tickets?
Hunter: You can buy tickets by clicking here.
Bea: Did you just insert a link?
Bea: Cool. Now let's talk about these curtains. What do you look for in a curtain?
Hunter: For me, a curtain needs to be tall, dark and thick.
Bea: You're a man of my taste.
Hunter: Bea! I'm talking about curtains, not-
Bea: So am I.
Hunter: You dirty bird!
Bea: Moving along... What band did you and Dan Kelly mix?
Hunter: They're called Artichoke Heart Soufflé. They write fun songs...the whole project was fun. Have you heard of them?
Bea: Yeah, well no, but I was just looking at their website. Cute drawings. So what else is going on...oh yes...coffee?
Hunter: Yeah. I love the dark roast. "Dark and crisp" as Jarrod Alexander would say.
Bea: Mmmm that sounds good right now. So when is your new shoe coming out?
Hunter: It comes out in the Spring '09 collection, which comes out well before Spring the season.
Bea: Yeah that always confuses me. Why are the seasons for fashion out of sync with the real seasons?
Hunter: No one will ever know.
Bea: And I'm going to assume that this is another collaboration with Macbeth?
Hunter: Yes you are, Bea, and it will be a correct assumption.
Bea: Ok Hunter, I need to wrap this up. Before we go, can you tell me anything about the "secret stuff" you're planning?
Hunter: Not if I want to maintain the secrecy. However, I will tell you that both Matt Wedgley and I have put a lot of time into this so far.
Bea: I have an idea of what you might be talking about, but I won't say anything. If it's what I think it is, then it's going to be AMAZING!
Hunter: Thanks...it will be!
Bea: When will you let everyone in on your secret?
Hunter: In a couple of weeks...just keep your eyes and ears open.
Bea: I'll be sure to. Thank you for the interview Hunter.
Hunter: Thanks, Bea.
*may not be the real Bea Arthur, so just to avoid any libel suits, let's just say that this isn't the real Bea Arthur.