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Title: new Melvins interview
Post by: Courtney on August 21, 2018, 06:05:46 PM
Hey! Our comedy channel on YouTube just did a crazy interview with Buzz and Dale that came out today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTtnqjVRJ3A
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Pringles on August 21, 2018, 10:14:48 PM
Wow this was great. Thanks
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Post by: Bigval on August 21, 2018, 10:31:09 PM
I enjoyed it too good stuff.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Courtney on August 21, 2018, 10:45:54 PM
Thank you, Pringles and Bigval! The guys were so great.  :D
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Post by: GrimReaper on August 22, 2018, 05:46:12 AM
Outstanding interview full of humor, loved it.
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Post by: buddy holiday on August 22, 2018, 06:40:34 AM
best interview, also lots of useful life tips!
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: ))))(((( on August 22, 2018, 07:51:11 AM
I applaud the interview and the efforts taken to undertake it, but i REALLY didn't like the comedy. It's fine if people want to do that but personally im not a fan of when interviewers - or people in general - put on a persona (which is ironic since my username is obviously NOT my name) to be hip or cool or ironic or entertaining. The gelled hair and glasses reminded me heavily of Neil Hamburger. Another "comedian" i don't find funny whatsoever. Actually, i don't find any comedian's funny at all so im probably a joyless git. So i guess it's more my dislike for that than the interview being bad.

Speaking in a broader sense, for me when it comes to interviews i prefer serious inquiry and not tomfoolery and japes as is often the case with Melvins interviews. Something that bugs me about that is that even when someone interviews the band in a serious manner, they will fuck around and get all silly rendering the interview itself pointless. I kinda hate Buzz and Dale for that every time. I want serious musicians God damn it! As a fan i want insight and revelation into their music not stupid in-jokes and attempts to belittle or make fun of the interviewer.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: jules on August 22, 2018, 10:49:47 AM
 :lol:

That was great, Courtney! Still laughing. The outro music was perfect, too.
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Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on August 22, 2018, 11:24:51 AM
Next album: Pressed Ham
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Courtney on August 22, 2018, 12:13:57 PM
jules, Grim Reaper, buddy holiday, bUTTHOLEmAN - thanks so much for checking it out! I'm happy you liked it.  :D I didn't really think they'd do it, so when their super nice publicist wrote back and said yes, I was surprised (and more than a little excited!).
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Post by: immoraliste on August 22, 2018, 02:29:31 PM
That was funny and great. Buzz and Dale are two clever bastards.
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Post by: BERZERKER on August 23, 2018, 03:53:36 AM
Melvins are at their best, when both the interviewer and they can joke and fuck around, as much as they want. This is an interview I watch from start till end, not like with standard interviews, where they ask about the same old stuff, everyone prior has asked them. Btw, is the hair inspired by Neil Hamburger? PS! You should visit Ecumenical discussion on this board, and liven it up!


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Post by: Dumpster D on August 23, 2018, 10:05:54 AM
Bravo!
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Post by: amazonAMAZON on August 23, 2018, 10:28:10 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed it. The jokes were great and the YES-AND feel of most of it was fun, too, even when it didn't make sense.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: meezer on August 23, 2018, 10:41:55 AM
The "shoot em both in the head" answer could have been used for any number of interviews in previous years. We've had enough of the Nirvana questions thanks.  :D
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Courtney on August 23, 2018, 11:19:34 AM
immoraliste, BERZERKER, Dumpster D, amazon AMAZON - thanks so much! BERZERKER, I'll tell "Hal" about the Ecumenical discussion.  :D I asked Aaron (Hal) about Neil Hamburger - he didn't actually know about him, but there's a resemblance for sure! A lot of the odd stuff that seems to come out of nowhere in the interview comes from Hal's character who shows up in a bunch of other YouTube series that we do (the first one was called "Chad Vader" - Hal is an odd customer who comes into the grocery store asking for things like goats, ham flakes, etc). But Buzz and Dale were so great at taking all of his strange questions at face value and playing along!
 
meezer - yeah, we had planned to avoid any Nirvana questions. But I thought the guys would have a clever response if Hal mixed up with Gish with Bleach, and of course they did, so we kept it in.  :D
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Post by: linoleum blownapart on August 23, 2018, 07:36:54 PM
That was great, light, tight, and bright.

And he has a sweet Trapper Keeper too. 
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Post by: sadcorps on August 23, 2018, 08:05:06 PM
Great interview. I love it when those guys are joking around and having a good time. Excellent work!
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Post by: Oscar on August 24, 2018, 02:36:24 AM
Speaking in a broader sense, for me when it comes to interviews i prefer serious inquiry and not tomfoolery and japes as is often the case with Melvins interviews. Something that bugs me about that is that even when someone interviews the band in a serious manner, they will fuck around and get all silly rendering the interview itself pointless. I kinda hate Buzz and Dale for that every time. I want serious musicians God damn it! As a fan i want insight and revelation into their music not stupid in-jokes and attempts to belittle or make fun of the interviewer.

I'm not sure what you mean here. I can point you to a couple dozen Melvins interviews from the last year and beyond that seriously discuss what they're up to and into. Matter of fact, most interviews are the exact same. Dipping into their love of classic rock, how they package and distribute music, their influences, John Huston comes up pretty much every time... To be honest, I can often anticipate the answer when the question is asked as I think most of us here could. Buzz especially has a lot of go-to lines for those types of questions. And if you're really looking for dry and humourless responses, don't hold your breath for the friggin Melvins to give you that. Also, they have mellowed out way more these days - need I remind you of the "INDEEEEEEED" radio session?


Anyway, Courtney - this was cool! I hope you guys can churn out more of this stuff in the future. I agree on the Neil Hamburgerisms but what the hell, you could be biting a way less interesting style.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: ))))(((( on August 24, 2018, 04:47:44 AM
I must say i am actually kind of perplexed why everyone here enjoys interviews with people "in character". I understand that it might draw an interesting response from the guest, one you might not be able to elicit from them otherwise. That in itself if revealing. But i do wonder to myself - why can't this person be who they are?. Naudwuar for example, he's a legend in what he does but i find him utterly irritating. Admittedly his interviews can be fun but again, i just think to myself that they would be so much more interesting all round if he just dropped the persona and was himself. I find it a shame in a way that people feel the need to BE someone else. That they could only ever be deemed interesting or funny or entertaining adopting a comedic persona. Being anything other than who they are.


I'm not sure what you mean here. I can point you to a couple dozen Melvins interviews from the last year and beyond that seriously discuss what they're up to and into. Matter of fact, most interviews are the exact same. Dipping into their love of classic rock, how they package and distribute music, their influences, John Huston comes up pretty much every time... To be honest, I can often anticipate the answer when the question is asked as I think most of us here could. Buzz especially has a lot of go-to lines for those types of questions.
Agreed on all counts there. I know not all Melvins interviews tip over into ridiculousness some, like you say, can be equally just pretty dull and repetitive. It's not really the band persay but more how the interviews are conducted or maybe they, themselves are not in the mood at the time. I know what Buzz and Dale are like so i never expect anything too serious from them. I expect silliness or off hand remarks to enter the discussion. I just personally wish that wasn't the case. But something is better than nothing regardless.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: GrimReaper on August 24, 2018, 05:38:55 AM
)))(((, This is the best Melvins interview of all times, just admit that you loved it.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: ))))(((( on August 24, 2018, 05:46:54 AM
)))(((, This is the best Melvins interview of all times, just admit that you loved it.
I didn't NOT enjoy it. I enjoyed it all right. I just wished there wasn't the emphasis on comedy. I feel that on any show, be it a TV chat show, podcast or otherwise, that an interview with a guest is about them and not about the host. Otherwise why even bother having guests at all.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: GrimReaper on August 24, 2018, 06:11:03 AM
)))(((, This is the best Melvins interview of all times, just admit that you loved it.
I didn't NOT enjoy it. I enjoyed it all right. I just wished there wasn't the emphasis on comedy. I feel that on any show, be it a TV chat show, podcast or otherwise, that an interview with a guest is about them and not about the host. Otherwise why even bother having guests at all.

OK, I see your point.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Courtney on August 24, 2018, 12:43:18 PM
linoleum blownapart, sadcorps oscar, Grim Reaper - thanks, guys! I'm really happy you liked it. We've been doing a lot of stuff with the Hal Thompson character for the past ten years or so, but the interview series is pretty new. It's high praise when fans of the Melvins appreciate it - you guys are the best.  :D
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: GiveMe45 on August 24, 2018, 01:56:14 PM
I just wished there wasn't the emphasis on comedy

You know she did give you pretty fair warning....

Hey! Our comedy channel on YouTube just did a crazy interview with Buzz and Dale

Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: BERZERKER on August 25, 2018, 12:32:38 AM
A gal is on the bbs, lads!!
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: GrimReaper on August 25, 2018, 01:46:48 AM
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I wouldn't bet on it Schnab, but go ahead and dream big.
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Courtney on August 25, 2018, 11:37:06 AM
 :D :D :D
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Post by: (PAUL) on August 27, 2018, 02:07:54 PM
Great interview, glad they like High Noon as that's a fantastic venue. Great show that night too!
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Post by: meezer on August 27, 2018, 11:14:39 PM
Two words. Rad Zad.  :lol:
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Courtney on August 28, 2018, 04:38:02 PM
Paul, that's awesome you were there! It was indeed a great show. We were scared initially - ambulances showed up after a guy possibly collapsed (right after "Hal" promised that there would be no disasters!). But it seems like everything ended up being okay.  :D
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Post by: BERZERKER on August 29, 2018, 04:40:07 AM
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I wouldn't bet on it Schnab, but go ahead and dream big.


 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Pringles on September 01, 2018, 12:23:38 AM
So I asked my own Facebook friends which one they will take if they were lost in the wood.

"Clothed but bare-foot" barely beated "Nude with Boots"

(https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2018/09/01/Screenshot_2018-09-01-02-19-03-12357f.md.png) (https://www.imageupload.co.uk/image/4jkQ)
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: jules on September 01, 2018, 01:30:20 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Courtney on September 01, 2018, 03:06:20 PM
So I asked my own Facebook friends which one they will take if they were lost in the wood.

"Clothed but bare-foot" barely beated "Nude with Boots"

(https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2018/09/01/Screenshot_2018-09-01-02-19-03-12357f.md.png) (https://www.imageupload.co.uk/image/4jkQ)

That's a good ratio, Pringles!  ;)
Title: Re: new Melvins interview
Post by: Pringles on September 02, 2018, 10:26:35 PM
Nude with boot was winning until a military guy came in the comments section and explained how to make shoes with your sleeves.

It never recovered after that blow
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Post by: Dumpster D on September 03, 2018, 08:42:21 PM
You know how I'd vote, whether you like it or not.  :mrgreen: