Monday, July 11, 2011
Instead, we are releasing an interview from the year 1942 when he was fighting on the frontlines of the second World War II. During this period, he not only wrote, produced, and released seventeen Majycc albums entirely on his own – while still selflessly giving credit to the other, lazier band members – he also retaught all of the other members how to play their respective instruments because they had all recently done so much acid that they had forgotten literally everything. Suffice it to say, he saved their careers and their lives.
Now, without further ado, we give unto you, our loyal viewers, the interview, conducted by Silus McAllegheny, from that fateful day upon which Archie was fatally shot hours before this interview.
Silus: So, Archie, how are you doing?
Archie: Aside from the bullet wound in my neck, never better. Every day is a new day for dying. It's just too bad when you actually get around to that dying part.
Silus: Yeah, that looks pretty bad. Shouldn't you be getting some sort of medical attention?
Archie: I'm a bit too busy right now to patch this bad boy up. The medic said it was a miracle that I was able to stand anyway, so what's pushing my luck a bit more? All right, let's get to the nitty gritty 'cause I got six more interviews to go to and nine more albums to finish up before the sun sets.
Silus: All right, let's go ahead and bang this out then.
Archie: Yeah, let's take care of business.
Silus: Okay, let's get started.
Archie: Indeed, let's drop some knowledge atom bombs on the Hiroshima that is our minds.
Silus: Yeah, let's smash some knowledge night sticks and riot shields into the faces of the oppressed black people vying for equal rights that is our minds.
Archie: Okay, dude, lay it on me. What have you got for the big, bad Archie?
Silus: All right. First off, how's the love life?
Archie: Well, since the human body can maintain an erection for hours after death, I'm hoping it'll be pretty kicking by the time I make it to the bar later tonight. As for specificity, the world is my lovely lady, and my lovely lady is my world.
Silus: I feel that, dog.
Silus: Semantics and horseshoe mongering aside, how's the band looking?
Archie: I've lately been dealing with the fact that every other member of Majycc is completing his or her own solo work, so I am currently the only member of the band. So it's business as usual.
Silus: It's sounds like you love your work.
Archie: I love it more than fighting the good fight itself.
Silus: That's saying something. I love nothing more than fighting the good fight.
Archie: These days, I'm more of a lover, but don't tell anyone. I have to keep my tough-guy exterior, or the boys around here will lose morale, and we'll lose all of the ground we've gained. I can't let that happen, and I think that's what's keeping me going, since I'm technically dead.
Silus: You definitely are a Jack of all trades. Anything else you've been up to besides writing music, loving women, and singlehandedly winning this war?
Silus: Well, that makes sense.
Archie: Are we done yet?
Silus: I guess so.
Friday, June 17, 2011
This is an excerpt from an exclusive interview with Dave Hammlin, a.k.a “Big Dave”, from the band Majycc, conducted by People’s Choice Rock Icons magazine. The interviewer is Steve Wetcomb. Circa 1990
“Big Dave”: Thanks. Me too.
Steve: Now Dave, you are one of the founders of Majycc. What inspired you to form this band?
“Big Dave”: Well Steve, inspiration can come from many places. Sometimes it just falls out of the sky and hits you. I can’t tell you how, or when, or even why Majycc formed. It just happened. It was written in the stars.
Steve: I see. Now, what would you say your early influences were as a band?
“Big Dave”: well you know…Sorcery. Plants. Nature. The Universe. All kinds of Voodoo magic really. We came together and did some crazy stuff. Sometimes we would shoot of rockets and recite spells before going on stage.
Steve: What about musical influences?
“Big Dave”: One time we managed to bring back our old bassist from the dead.
Steve: I’m sorry?
“Big Dave”: He was literally dead.
You’re the main songwriter for the band. Is this right?
“Big Dave”: Yes
Steve: What is the songwriting process like for you?
“Big Dave”: It’s filled with ups and downs. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started writing a song, and then stopped midway through and trashed the whole thing. Sometimes I even break my piano.
Steve: Do most of your songs start out as ideas on the piano?
“Big Dave”: I don’t play piano.
Steve: What about the Majycc song “Caretaker for the Doomsday Crypt.” Where did that one come from?
“Big Dave”: That one’s about love, Steve.
Steve: I see. Now, Majycc has been around for 20 plus years, and you guys have put out over 30 albums. That must take a lot of time and dedication to your music.
“Big Dave”: Yes it does, Steve. It’s taken a toll on me personally, having been on the road for so long. Most people don’t understand the lifestyle.
Steve: Your new album “American Haymaker” hits the stores in two weeks. What would you say is your favorite part of the album?
“Big Dave”: The Drum solos. Most definitely. They’re really spicy. Our drummer is a God.
Steve: Do you enjoy being in the studio?
“Big Dave”: I do for the most part. But I’m not in there just for fun. It’s strictly business. I’m in the studio more than anyone else in the band, I can tell you that for sure. I slept in there for two weeks once.
Steve: That long huh? (Laughs)
“Big Dave”: Yeah (Laughs) Most of my time there is spent finding a guitar tone. I’m also the drummer for the band.
Steve: Wow. I didn’t know that. That must be very difficult on stage no doubt. How do you manage that?
“Big Dave”: Majycc.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I had originally planned on making the next post an epic post on Devourment, Pyrexia, Immolation, and Internal Bleeding, but I have decided to bypass all of those (important) bands and write a post on this brand newish band/thing.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
- 3% Keratin
- 9% Fur
- 87% Rubber
- 1% Alcohol
- Cats do not understand the act of pointing. They will always look at your hand, which is hilarious. Test this and laugh! (Alternatively, declare: "Strength!")
- Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves. That's almost as much time as your girlfriend spends!
- If you see your cat's legs twitching, that means it's dreaming of kicking the shit out of you for throwing your cum-sock on it.