Welcome to the music director's office I'm -- carry the music director at W way out and you may recognize these guys although they look a little bit different and the first time you met him it's just an Andrew from Bradley who are celebrating any years as a band. He -- -- a big reunion show coming up at the palladium. That is correct. Or get a. We're -- out Friday December 26. At the Worcester palladium. It's revelry they'll set or Dextre which Barbie. Breathe. Crown baked. Debris and etc. and there are -- -- -- union -- canonized him and it would -- -- and again with a bunch of people that were involved. You know back in the scene ten years ago can you believe it's been ten years now I can't -- -- -- and that's part of the reason we actually decided to do this we kind of felt like the book. The chapter is closed. But it just felt like the right time it's been ten years since we got signed. The same time a year we used to do these annual shows and I just felt like the right time to get back last week we had we at a new band from Oklahoma that just signed to a record deal command. And they were all like fifteen years old and they got their record deal and they're -- every saying and and that's how old viewer when you got signed I mean. You know it's it's been wild ride again we talk about ten years since that day so much has changed not only in bands and music but you know we've all talked about record deals in the industry and now it's. It's not like -- news to me. And I don't know that's a good or bad thing that the changes are definitely pretty evident. I think bands get record deals like we were fortunate to get back in the day they don't. You know that you don't see those those type a signings anymore and. If you do you have to give up. Writes a year logo and year you know it -- money in merchandise the ways that. You know bands ten years ago never had to now the record companies and arming Heidi Collins 360 deal where. The record company basically gets a piece of every revenue -- stream the band has including your ring tones video games -- placement in movies. Which is wild still mean with the changes and in technology you know ring tones iTunes. This was never a part of record deals of yesteryear you know I wouldn't even know where to begin to start at this point nine NS 360 deals this wild and on to say about -- you -- As why we kind of cease to exist because the music industry was changing and radio is changing and we were kind of in the position of com. We're -- kind of play along or not play along and we have been -- for five years and had a pretty good run so we now we'd rather. The rather and it on our terms rather than somebody else's now. Well it's weird to look back and you know when you guys were just a local band try to make it there was no MySpace. There was no you know online fan club there was there was none of that -- MySpace. Nobody you guys are like the last generation of bands that had to make it the old fashion way selling your demos. You know it don't Newbury comics with a truckload of CDs trying to get people to book. You know club shows for you and now local bands can go in their basement recorded demo put it up on MySpace and have 2000 friends by the end of the weekend. Yeah I mean it's it's unreal to some group we started promoting the show that was one of the things we learned I mean it was so evident how much had changed you know to tell me that. You know you know the MySpace friend ads were more significant than stuff that I would normally do on the street. Was wild you know it's it's now that you get arrested for pandering for going out to like hand out flyers are some notion which is something you would have done. Every weekend outside of the clubs just to promote her own band exactly and we're still mean for this show and and for these purposes personal -- -- grassroots movement but yeah with all these changes in technology it's a whole other scene and and your right to think that a bank -- start up. And you know access whether it's iTunes or or MySpace and really -- Britain's other material there. You know I think is really put record companies on the defensive. I just think it's really funny -- it's -- sit in the music office. At WA have because you guys signed to record deal right around the same time that I started -- DJ de Def. So the last ten years you guys are recorded multiple albums you played Woodstock you were on the Ozzfest you guys. You know -- got a record deal luster record deal became a band broke did all of these things. And I have to look back now my own career over the last ten years and realize all the things that I've done in those same ten years in its. It's crazy to think of all the things that have changed and all the things that we've all done since. It all started to get Atlantis the other half we DO -- -- -- that's that's part of what's so special about this is that. You know people IKEA and -- in the station you know all those memories flood back and it's it is -- time to reflect about. You know what what we've all accomplished and what we're gonna continue to do in the future it's a bit of a personal milestone musical. When you guys in when you guys broke up I mean. Menu whether it be your relationship or anything anytime something and it's usually not good. And I know that there was a time when the band didn't communicate amongst all of its band members because you know it's difficult when something and it it's something dies and I really wanna know kind of how it started that you guys were able to get back together with the original members and put the show together because. It it really is kind of testament to time passing that you guys are all hanging out again. Yep I mean in terms of how it all ended I would say that's. Five years and over on the -- living in a 45 for the tour bus together. Storing would -- kill anybody -- endlessly and now elect has said you know just getting into the changes of of the music business towards the end of our our ride and we had you know everything from personal issues to creative differences come. I'd say would be just the ultimate reason that it and didn't bite ultimately world Brothers and we grow up together. And went to high school together and an experienced things that nobody else can even imagine -- and people keep asking you know how what was that they came about. They made this happen and it wasn't. It artery -- no answer that it was a one event -- one thing that happens. It's just you know one of those mysteries of the universe things just -- Came together at the right time and now you know. Dark in the middle of the night we made a few phone calls strength few Beers and it's kind of passed everything up in word you know ready to go forward so. If it's true that there is something that we -- share together that you know I can't. Experience or communicate to anyone else it's like being military bodies that have been awarded gather it's like you always have that bond and you guys. Because you've got signs so young and basically were thrust into this crazy music business is such a young age that Uga has really had to kind of go through rock general boot camp. And there are a lot of people that that you know we're -- who work. We're very quick to kind of Reggie goes off because you were young and you guys had so many other obstacles you had to overcome because you're so young and inexperienced and then to achieve the success that she did. Was kind of a testament to you know that it. Quality of the music and camaraderie in the band and how hard working you guys work is you really did live on a bus for five years and the tigers and it was it was indicating. You know to not to be able to work past not just being. Good for your age but just to -- comet but a great and the delivered it to people enjoyed that was indicating -- And what he said there wasn't there wasn't one thing you know the idea had gotten kicked around for years and you know wasn't like we were repulsed at the notion but he didn't. You know when it was right is is when we did it and felt right. That's why we're here and it's ten years it's I mean I I hate to keep. Bringing up that it's been that long but so many things have change in the world has become a different place and you know a lot your lyrics work. You know very introspective and and you know based on cutting your view of the world and so. You know is there any kind of possibility that you -- is you know might start writing new music have you been inspired kind of collaborator or is this show. It for -- this is your big final hurrah. It's those aren't thoughts that had haven't even been done at this point. Right now we're focused on playing the show and you know. Rocking out and bring in our -- fans back and I'd say you know right now there are no plans for anything else in the future. But. You know whatever is gonna happen it's gonna happen ultimately. If if we don't ever do anything again. You know I feel pretty confident to say that this show will leave the people that supported us for years with the kind of lasting impression -- one half it's going to be. It's gonna be special got some surprises and we've been hit pretty hard and I can't wait to get back now when you guys look back. All that's my computer talking to me because I have email. That's the engineers they've decided to play a little joke on me wire my computer was stuff. When you look back at everything that you guys accomplish as a band what is your most favorite memory or the one thing you look back and -- you know lack. That was -- in cool. You know I. Can't answer that question there was an -- one specific time where I was like this is at the -- is the epitome of everything. I mean there were little moments like that watching -- pays somebody 2000 dollars eat a piece of Ozzy Osborne's dog -- it was pretty. Entertaining and I really felt like -- made something myself when I was watching that but ultimately I mean I would just say that -- going out on stage and doing what we did. And seen the crowd react the way they react when you walk out of the Tweeter center. War at Woodstock 99 -- Ozzfest store you know performing some arena. And you start to play your music and you see the entire crowd going up and down like an ocean and -- everyone in the front row slamming their heads and singing along. And you realize like we've reached these people you know this is this is something that means something to them and you see. The tattoos of the band logo and everything like that means that for me is just the ultimate just -- that feeling and of knowing that you you know connected with people there. But I -- You know what came for me was actually years later you know obviously I had moments -- retirement the first night that we actually under a tour bus and I was sleeping and woke up and we were driving -- realized it was it was for real but. What came for -- is you know years later after the dam broke up when I'd very much. Moved on emotionally and and professionally a lot of ways. That people still care. That I still run into people that I still see T shirts that that we get an overwhelming response like this. The last thing. You know support is what really got me I really thought that a lot of that would die with the band with the genre with the time and apparently passed. Well no because you. Music is such a personal thing for people that they make connections I mean. You know there -- people mark. Certain points in their life based on the music they listen to and and where they were and and what shows I mean I look back at some of the shows I've been too when they were definitely. Milestones in my life and just over the past ten years of being on the air here. You can definitely kind of you know mark points in time based on what songs are big on the radio at the time and and we know what song you're hearing what videos on MTV at the time and so you guys have become part of people's past memories that people will always remember. And I think it's really cool that around -- -- -- around the holidays and everybody's doing. Class reunions in getting really sentimental about bumping an old friends and all that stuff that you guys are giving people an opportunity to kinda get everybody back together again and and to go and hear the music that they grew up listening to went to Tennessee all the people that they may have been separated from -- and it's really cool. Yet I mean we're really excited. You know like -- -- just like justice that are -- CEO Leo faces and -- guy. Just people from the past Steve Thompson's coming down you know Steve. I don't know the whiskers on its old and record producers and just old friends and pawing -- like you said it almost tag almost represents you know an era. To says at that period from your life and just you obviously it's now the police from -- I remember the question you asked how. They even the fans alone are hilarious and amazing and what I mean by hilarious as the old faces that I probably would have. Never you know pictured in my -- I ever again and they they resurfaced these people that. You know traveled on you know. On on a basis they would they would leave at a moment's notice to go see some show on Minnesota that kind of stuff that that's what means a lot you know to see all these years later that they come. Pretty extraordinary just the emails are beginning on our -- people flying in from all parts of the country fans we knew who wait hours after shows. In the past -- just CS and an analyst for a little bit. Just getting emails seem their faces again you know they're all grown up and we're flying from Ohio were flying in from Florida we've got you know but it flying in from London. And out people driving from all parts of the country there's the specific fan is a good buddy of ours is name's ray from Philadelphia. And every time we used to play Philly he's just huge kidneys always in the front row singing along everywhere and and Adam. Yeah he sent us an email the other day. Saying he's bringing up twelve debased as you ever seen driving up from Philly you know the day after Christmas so it's canoe. It's going to be awesome. Now on a personal level for all you guys what's what's next personally what goals and he set for yourself. Personally where'd you go from here you kind of close one chapter in your lives what what opens now. You know I think I'm just gonna keep that Mimi person name is beginning -- and -- -- musician always manager -- kind of had my eye on that that prize so to speak. So -- go back to my studio gigs and sessions and trios and anything -- can -- to just keep playing drums which is for me when it's all about. So it's not about. The fame in the money and all that stuff it's just about playing did you love it -- and you know I I -- rather acute understanding even at a young age when we were in this -- about the fact that this likely wouldn't be what I did for the rest in my life you know unless. We got lucky. And turn this into the rolling stalling in accord a fifteen year career you know which sell few -- still I don't understand this and and for me someday so it in the and you know. My guests and love stand up and from a 101000 people c'mon you know what exactly you know what's what's next -- -- Well first. -- can say that you know playing the show it is a -- closure for that chapter like you mentioned before and so. You know first things first seems redundant and just is just going to be great feeling to. Be able to you know celebrate what these guys in and -- it afterwards again for the first time in years. After that. And -- you know Greg and I have a project to deflect. The will be touring the spring. You can you know people can check that out online if they want. And that's pretty much the plan right now. Well thank you guys for coming in her -- a snowstorm outside so. Thanks for making the effort ten K thank you for having us and wanted this to be sent -- you know we talk of analysis doubt we talk about ten years ten years of you know Johnson and -- -- -- business the same time. The station was an enormous part of everything we did so thank you. -- you guys are welcome I mean its its its -- it -- at back general the year but you know you look back at the at the local bands that have gone on to make something yourself you know you guys are. You know in a class of bands like stain in god smack that. You know were really part of of a special time here at WA AF for a lot of really cool things were happening so it's awesome that. You know you guys have kind of gotten back together and it is kind America class reunion in a lot of ways so it's very cool you -- my school graduation I was it was. Still only one I've been -- since my own I think. 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