1)In modern basketball, there are
players that are compared to Michael Jordan, yet they really don’t have any
Scottie Pippens, let alone Horace Grants. Do you feel like to be
successful as a band, like those Chicago Bulls, you need to have a team of
all-stars and not just one star?
gib: i know nothing of sports. we used to be a 3-piece, and when
band naming became a thing i was outvoted, but i actually think Horace Grant is
pretty catchy. I went to one Bulls game as a kid, and saw these masters at work.
Winning isn't everything. Sportspersonship is important, as is songwriting and
lb: in that you need to have as many stars in one band as
possible. i won't be in bands with non-famous people, or plebes. stars only.
and, if i were to think about myself as a member of the bulls, i am definitely
bj armstrong. stars!
feel as if Horace Grant is a fashion trendsetter with his glasses?
gib: I had those
glasses when i played basketball in like 6th grade. i'm surprised i don't
remember them fogging up. glasses must've been made differently back
lb: at the time it was just utilitarian for him. but really, he
didn't fully realize how influential he would be for all glasses wearers who
engage in strenuous activities, such as playing drums or plowing a
Illegal Wiretaps are taking a break after releasing 54 consecutive
lb: of course.
you be upset if someone made a cover band version of you and called it Harvey
gib: I think i would
be more concerned about what this meant for us as a people, having a band cover
our songs....i'd be scared, really.
lb: i kind of feel bad for harvey
grant. they were twins and yet he always had to live in his brother's more
powerful shadow. horace has championship rings! rings!
last question about the basketball player. I have this image in my
mind of a painting. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen are sitting
at a table in a fancy restaurant, eating great food and
laughing. Huge smiles on their faces. Outside the
window, you see Horace Grant looking in with a single tear in his
eye. Would you ever create an album cover to this
gib: i'd think that i'd have some say about our album artwork....so
no. lb did a pretty sweet painting of my cats, so i'd like her to do one of us,
as cats. maybe wearing horace grant glasses.
lb: no. horace grant would
be eating with them. all smiles. john travolta would be cooking a burger. in a
have a five song demo up right now on Band Camp. Any plans for a
formal EP or full length album soon?
gib: yes, we're mixing and mixing
is the worst, but i wanna put a tape out as soon as lb finishes this us as cats
Facebook page says you’re a duo to look out for in 2032. Does that
make you twenty years ahead of your time?
lb: yes. and we are from the
gib: our intern wrote
that, and i'm not sure where Randy is at present. get back to
8)What is the home of C.M. Punk
like for music these days?
lb: cm punk is from homer glen. it is a suburb
of chicago. i have never been there. maybe it's nice?
gib; i thought it was
a band until lb informed me otherwise.
thoughts, shout outs, non-basketball related claims, etc...?
gib: be honest about who you are. be nice to people and yourself.
don't drown. love what you do until you start getting paid for