I interviewed these three Clowns from Riding Bikes... It's basically a conversation, but a conversation filled with fun, and you can learn about the guys too! Ha.
Wark: What are your names and what do you play in the band Riding Bikes?
Dan: My name’s Dan, I play bass.
Stewie: Stewie - I’m an ass…oops guitar*
Mike: Michael Bolton; guitar.
Wark: How long have you been a band?
Mike: about 7 months.
Dan: about yea
Stewie: yeah, the end of February.
Wark: I showed Randy from Finch your CD and he thought it was amazing.
Mike: that’s awesome to know
Wark: He said "this is really good dude" and he is always honest
Dan: that’s incredible!
Stewie: yeah it is. i cant believe that
Dan:: they are amazing.
Wark: What bands have you grown up listening to?
Stewie: get ready to laugh at dan
Dan: this is where everyone makes fun of me
Wark: Dan, don’t even say it
Wark: just pretend you dont like them
Mike: im crying (gets naked)
Dan: i hate you jon
Wark: No, seriously you can all answer…except for Dan.
Dan: you fuck …hahahahah
Dan: i hate you
Wark: dude i can edit this out so you don't look weak. it's okay if you like the goo goo dolls, you're still kick ass
Dan: whatever… bon jovi, our lady peace, strung out.
Mike: I grew up on all the fiddler bands. Ha.
Wark: What are your "dream" labels to be on?
Dan: Dream label? We don't really have one... but whoever likes our music, and wants to work with us would be a
perfect label for us, we just want to be able to love the people we work with, and have it be like a family.
Wark: Best records that came out this year?
Mike: new saves the day.....thrice....brand new straylight songs
Dan: definitely straylight
Mike: Everytime I die, the bled
Dan: anything on fiddler
Stewie: thrice is awesome, Everytime I die, straylight, brand nizzle.
Wark: If heaven exists what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Dan: "hello, have a seat".
Mike: “Would you like some water”?
Stewie: “Hello, I’d like you to meet your new sex slave, Pamela Anderson”.
Dan: Haha…i cant wait till people are like man I liked riding bikes till I saw that interview.
Wark: Favorite Movies?
Mike: do i get scene points if i say donnie darko? Haha.
Stewie: happy gilmore, high fidelity, friday, freddy vs jason, and punch drunk love.
Dan: happy gilmore, freddy vs jason, mothman prophecies, and high fidelity.
Mike: any monty python, john cusack…
Alina: (eeek! PDL!!!!! PTA RULES)
Wark: What do you plan to do with Riding Bikes?
Dan: I wanna tour an insane amount, so I never have to work a real job.
Stewie: Yeah, same, just tour for the rest of my life. Fuck work, I hope I get fired tomorrow, but my Dad just isn’t gonna do it.
Mike: I wanna write an awesome record and tour.
Stewie: i just wanna make a CD that you can sit and enjoy and not just fucking be like oh listen to this part it sounds like everything else.
Wark: what do you want kids to walk away with thinking after theyve seen a riding bikes show?
Dan: An empty wallet. Haha, just kidding. We just want kids to like us, and have fun with us. : i definetly want our shows to be a lot of fun.
Mike: We just hope they want to get our CD, and we want to be entertaining!
Dan: we're trying to go on tour with a band called days like these on lobster
Stewie: as soon as a nice label approaches us and says hey
Dan: sometime around march
Mike: just as soon as we can afford it
Stewie: yes…we are so broke its ass. we spent like 60 dollars in 2 days for gas
Dan: since our practice space is 2 hours from us… yeah man 2 hours there, 2 hours back
Stewie: 100 miles there , 100 miles back
Wark: dang you must be really pissed when you dont write a good song at practice. Haha.
Wark: What do you want people to know about your band that they don’t know yet ?
Mike: that we enjoy everything about doing this band and were glad we have people, fans supporting us and letting us do it and hopefully we can do it for life.
Stewie: yes and we are unsigned!
Mike: also Jon Wark =sex!
Dan: thanks to stew and his family for letting me live with them or else I wouldn’t really be here or in this band!
Mike: i work at a sunglass shop on the boardwalk ive been there for like 5 summers
Dan: it hurts to even say that
Stewie: I work at my dads garden store. I work there by default and I’ve tried to get fired but hes just not feelin it.
Wark: Anything else you’d like people to know?
Dan: Yeah, check us out @ Mp3.com/ridingbikes, and look for us on tour, and if we come through town come to the show, meet us, and let us sleep at your house! We’re all awesome dudes! You can also order our new CD from our website.
Mike: Thanks Wark!
Dan: I'd also like to thank my mom for getting me where I am, and my girlfriend for staying with me... I love you Sam!
Stewie: Yeah and we really like The Bled and The Higher!
i am the father of the drummer of riding bikes. after some interst of major labels like columbia and capitol they broke up due to joe the drummer being inlove and not wanting to tour.he has since gotten married.
he is still friends with the guys and misses their music.
he is now the drummer for eric james.www.ericjames.com
check them out.