SPB: How old were you when you first learned a musical instrument?
Andrew: Here at Caffiends we take every interview as a huge honor and we are hoping to one day be able to answer this question. However, no one in Caffiends actually knows how to play their instruments, we are just really good at faking it.
Jon Balun (The Brokedowns)
SPB: You scream a lot. Has that gotten easier or harder on your voice as you're no longer in your 20s?
Jon: I have talked to my personal physician. He strongly agrees with my strict regimen of cigarette smoking and whiskey shots to warm up the ol' vocal cords. He also recommends that Kris, Eric, and Moose take turns rabbit-punching my throat for a few minutes before playing. This is essential to getting that sweet quality that my voice possess. Honestly, my voice feels the same. It's actually kinda weak for the first 2 days of a tour. Then, it sustains.
Jamie (Audio Antihero)
SPB: What is the best pop song of the last 10 years?
Jamie: I'm not deliberately rockist (I swear!) - but since “teen” started appearing in my ages, I've never really liked radio/Top 40 music all that much, so I'm probably not the best person to ask. Firstly I was going to say "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley but that Cee Lo Green guy is the absolute fucking abyss...then I strongly considered "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Pharrell as that song is gorgeous and in truth probably is my favourite pop song of the past 10 years. But I'm gonna be a dickhead and choose "Hoeski" by Zack Ryder instead.
As much as I don't particularly like pop music, I do particularly like Pro Wrestling. And pretty much my favourite thing in music is the beautiful sound of frantic desperation...and this is the most desperate god damn pop song I have ever heard. A lower tier (and underrated) WWE wrestler's last ditch effort to make his evil bosses take notice by channeling his Jersey Shore styled gimmick into an absurd parody (?) of a misogynistic break-up song. Foolproof. It even has a rap bridge where he hints at his social network prowess ("like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter - you broke my heart twice, okay, I'll admit I'm bitter"). I think it actually sold quite well, which makes sense given that it's catchy and most WWE fans still think Theory of a Dead Man are a pretty cool band.
SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show?
Mikey: For the most part I'm usually more excited than nervous. Sometimes I can get a little nervous if it's a big crowd or if it's a band that hasn't gotten to rehearse all that much, but that usually goes away after the first song.
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