page concerns the period after the band was formed where we learned
to do what bands do.
Jonathan figured out a lot of tricky guitar technique, but all I
did was try to play other songs that I liked. But I discovered I
had no brain: I
had no chops, no ability, couldn't read music. I was pretty sure
I could write the lyrics though. (Looking back, I'm not so sure.)
I wrote a whole bunch of songs and eventually I got something that
was halfway together.
(this text from a phone message, and two conversations-) Ok it is
I right about the time period past 81 which is incredibly dim in
my memory but uh... I'll give it a shot....
I remember of course we'd just finished forming the scene & so and
we'd just graduated from High Skuule so getting together was a major
issue in & of itself because we were not in the same location, we
had to drive ... be great and assemble everything and jerry rig
all kinds of stuff together in all kinds of random locations.
and so that was moving out of the cretinous stuff like the time
I left my hi-hat ...don....out in the rain in front of the chapel...
cause I thought I packed everything up- actually I was completely
burnt. and moving into a time of assembling more gear - definitely
...around that time... I changed some things about my gear, ...I
hadn't gotten my roto toms yet, even though that was a brief phase
which faded in and faded right back out again....
I know that you Christopher certainly got some different and much
cooler gear in & around that time I think you got your bass- one
of your cool favorite basses ....the tele.
well a couple of guys I'd met at school who later became very close
lonmgtiome friends) told me to forget about the cheap bass
I'd been looking at, (I'm ashamed to repoprt it was a Hondo Longhorn)
and suggested that I buy the Fender Telecaster that a friend of
theirs was selling.
back of COURSE it was the thing to do- those guys were Nick
& Greg who became
very fast friends- Nick Huff & Greg Williamson guitar player
& drummer of Zamo. NOBODY HOME was later to do lots of shows
with this band.
the elements of the day: lots of wires, and soldering, that awful
cheap Mike Stand that would never stay up- Jonathan drilled holes
in it to pin it- with a NAIL! ...my lyrics to SIBERIAN ANGEL (which
is on the album WISCHT) complete with water stains from the Dishwashing
Job I was on at the time. - CJ
"I used to carry around that little
spiral notebook- and write songs when I was a dishwasher- with a
fountain pen- so the lyrics and music were faded from water splashing
up onto the shelf where they were... look at the water stains"