gpsbassist asked: Hey guys. I was wondering, who's your biggest influence(s) and why?
Max: Queen. Freddy Mercury is STILL one of the most incredible vocalists ever.
Arq: Neil Peart for technical ability, but tons of guys especially in rock. Darren King for example - he was the drummer for Mute Math. I could go on for hours.
Scott: Yeah, don’t let him go on for hours, trust me. I discovered the original punk rock movement when I was a teenager. That’s what really influenced me, but I eventually realized it wasn’t something I could recreate in the 2030’s, you know? Social climate is totally different. I loved the emotion, the rawness.
Izzy: The complete lack of musical ability… Dude it’s true, it was kinda part of it.
Me, I think my guitar teacher was my biggest influence. She was awesome. She introduced me to the incredible diversity of music, including rock music. Also she taught me about really trying to express myself and not just trying to be cool with it.
Anonymous asked: If you were suddenly given ten grand in cash, no questions asked (or answered), what's the first thing you would do?
In unison: Party!
Max: I’d probably put most of it in savings or something while I thought aboout what to do.
Arq: New drumset, or at least upgrade some hardware. And/or go someplace I’ve never been.
Scott: Go to Australia. What? I would! Have a good time, come home.
Izzy: Get a motorcycle. I can get a used one for that I think.
thatrandomchild asked: (OK, stupid question ahead. Ignore if wish) What is your guys opinions on the big- boobs, big- booty, crazy- coloured hair that is Nicki Minaj?
Max: Why is that a stupid question? Although (breaking the 4th wall here so to speak) by the time our story rolls around she would be about 70 or 80. But looking back on her as you see her - meh. She kinda scares me.
Arq: Never really been into the whole big singer/dancer schtick. Don’t mind looking at her though.
Scott: She’s cute in a totally theatrical way, I guess. Don’t care for her music.
Izzy: Yeah, I’d do her.
thatrandomchild asked: (Sorry for the spamming of questions. X-3) But, Izzy, wasn't that a time when you wore a long- sleeved shirt instead of your usual short- sleeves/ vests?
Izzy: It’s not spam if it’s questions about me! XD I wear longer sleeved stuff if it’s cold out and I’m not going to play guitar until after I can change.
Max: It has to be damn cold before he won’t show off his lily white arms.
Izzy: Better lily-white than stick thin!
thatrandomchild asked: *Might as well ask another question*We know that you're single guys now, but have you have any past girlfriends?
Arq: I’ve dated a few girls, but mostly nothing serious. One or two started to get a little serious, but sooner or later something happens. I don’t get the right present or I forget the whatever month anniversary, there’s furniture thrown at me… yeah.
Scott: Dated around. I wanted to date my best friend but she didn’t really see me like that. I avoid getting too serious.
Max: I had a couple of girlfriends and then the one girl I got engaged to. Yeah that didn’t work out.
Izzy: I have had one serious girlfriend and I dated a guy for short while.
thatrandomchild asked: Hey, guys! Quick Question for Izzy: Do you condition your hair?
Yes. Also, conditioner has many uses. :D
irissapphire asked: So did you guys prank each other for April Fools Day?
*lots of furtive, shifty looks*
Arq: It could have happened.
Max, pulling elbows in to his sides and flailing his hands: Couldn’t. T-Rex arms.
Izzy: I know it was you, you assholes!
Anonymous asked: Hey guys, are any of you people Irish? Saint Patty's day is coming, and it's time to dress in green and drink loads of booze. Also, I hope none of the other guys get abducted by psycho raping bitch. Poor Arq. D: And to Scott-Why the flophawk?
Max: I think we are all American Mutts of the highest caliber, so chances are there’s Irish in there somewhere for all of us, though I suspect Arq is 100% Skandi. I mean, he looks like a viking. We’ll be dressing in green and drinking loads of booze regardless. I think the only difference is that this holiday we will ALL be wearing green and not just Scott.
Scott: I dunno, I always liked it. Used to have a real mohawk, then got lazy. I don’t wanna go totally bald since my hairline is staying put, so I compromised. Nice and easy.
Anonymous asked: How did you guys spend Valentine's Day?
Arq: After we got Max out of his shock of having money, we played a gig at a bar that was doing an “I hate Valentine’s Day” ladies’ night.
Max: I was a little concerned that the ladies would be in man-hater mode, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Scott: Yeah, how many bras hit you in the face that night?
Max: Ask Izzy, he took ‘em all home.
Scott: The chick you took home didn’t mind?
Izzy: Stuffed ‘em in my guitar case.
Arq: Yeah, then we drank a lot of beer, met a lot of nice girls, got a few phone numbers…
Izzy: Got no sleep…
Max: I think they get the idea.
Anonymous asked: What's your favorite color and/or animal and why?
Arq: Hm, well I like browns and grays. Favorite animal? I think bears are my favorite. They’re big, strong, and mostly pretty chill unless you piss them off.
Scott: I dunno, if you haven’t guessed already, I’m partial to green. I like lemurs ‘cause they crack me up.
Max: I like blue in general, but it’s not the only color I’d wear or anything. Wow, I don’t know that I have a favorite animal, but I will say that elephants are probably smarter then my bandmates.
Izzy: Red. I dig red. I don’t know much about animals, really, but I gotta say monkeys are awesome. The little spider monkey guys especially.