G &T Show Supplemental Log – 5YM Revisited
G &T Show Supplemental Log – 5YM Revisited is now available to download. Check it out here. Nick, Terry, and Mike (Sori) sit down with Mike and Fark from Five Year Mission to talk about the success of their Spock’s Brain Kickstarter, music, and so many squirrels we’ll have your head reeling. We also World Premiere two new songs from the Spock’s Brain Album: “Awful Lot of Trouble” and “The Givers Of Pain And Delight”. Don’t miss out on this squirrel heavy hang out with Five Year Mission.
After introductions, Nick starts us off with huge squirrels with Stamos, Coulier, Kevin Owens, and Machine Gun Kelly. Nick and Fark talk wrestling for several minutes. Mike, Terry, and Sori just smile and nod while they talk about it. Nick mentions that he’s going to Monday Night RAW and may hold up a Five Year Mission sign during the show. They discuss Hulk Hogan. Fark thinks he and Nick will be spending a lot of time at the bar in Vegas talking wrestling. The conversation shifts to Bigfoot and Beatrice Arthur.
Sori tries to reel the show in and congratulates them for another successful kickstarter. Nick mentions that he was the 100th donor and didn’t get a fancy shoutout like Terry got. Fark promises to send a shoutout to him next time. Nick teases that he won’t be donating next time. Terry and Nick echo Sori’s congratulations. Terry asks who is the death metal fan. Fark admits that he is, but corrects her that its more along the lines of Grind Core.
Nick teases Terry for her choice of favorite bands and more specifically Toto. Nick doesn’t consider Toto to be a real band. They talk about bands including America and Motorhead. They share some obscure references to To Tell the Truth, The Gong Show, and Password.
Terry tries to get the show on track by asking if the Spock’s Brain album is out yet. It is not. Sori says that their album may not be out, but their first video from the album certainly is. He loves (For His Head Is Hollow And I have Touched) Spock’s Brain. He describes it as Classic 50’s b-movie science fiction cheesey goodness. Attack of the Killer Brains. They had their instruments and were shooting laser beams from them. Sori asks who’s idea was it to do that? Mike replies that it was a group effort. Fark praises Joe Leavell, the Director and Cinematographer for their latest video, who also created their last three videos including their last two Tribbles videos, and is eager to do their next one. Terry asks where was that filmed. Fark says it was filmed at the Stutz Building in Indianapolis. They talk about the building and everything that can be found there. Nick changes the subject to the time he was arrested in Indianapolis.
Since this is Nick’s first time sitting down with the guys from Five Year Mission (he blames Sori for scheduling the interviews when Nick is unable to attend), Nick asks about their overwhelming memory from being on stage at STLV last year, because they had been on stage with Harlan Ellison and managed to not get sued. Mike responds that his favorite memory was of them playing “Back In The USSR” and Harlan and Walter Koenig did the old man shuffle dance together through the Holodeck doors. Sori adds that it probably sparked some Slash, which sparked a brief discussion of slash fiction.
Terry asks what they have been up to since the kickstarter ended. Mike quickly jokes nothing. He then goes on to say that they have been very busy, promoting the new album, preparing for release, and practicing for several shows that they have coming up. They had taken some time off to work on the masters, but now that they have finished they have resumed their regular practices and are busy trying to remember how everything goes. Nick asks if they are going on a stadium tour with Styx. Fark says they’re touring with Mister Mister.
Terry refers to the CD release party they have coming up at Radio Radio and asks where is Radio Radio located. Mike and Fark respond in unison and say it’s right across the street. Fark explains that they are sitting in Mike’s comic book shop and if he threw a rock out the door, he could be arrested for breaking Radio Radio’s window. It is in the heart of Fountain Square in Indianapolis, in an up and coming area with bars and restaurants and Mike adds and a comic book store. Prior to our interview, Fark says they stuffed themselves on Tacos and Beer from La Revolucion. They will be playing at Radio Radio with Stackhouse, an 80’s metal throwback band, and Count Rockula, a four piece garage band that only sees about Universal Monsters. The event is hosted by Moxie Anne Magnus. Fark reveals that she Moxie will be releasing an album soon called Moxie Does Five Year Mission, in which she will cover their songs on the ukulele. It will be on July 3rd. Terry asks what’s it like to be covered. Fark doesn’t know, but Mike does, since he’s recorded it last time she was in town. Mike will be producing the album. He admits that he has a lot of work ahead of him.
Terry passes to Sori with the hopes that he would change the subject, but with everything going on during the interview, it has completely escaped his mind. Nick squirrels on the last meals of serial killers and other miscellaneous squirrels. Getting back to the interview, Nick refers to their next album and suggest a Romulan theme for it. Fark responds with a simple No, because they already have plans for the next album. The next album is Year 4 and they can’t do a Romulan themed-album yet.
Nick squirrels off to talk with Mike about comics since he owns a comic book shop. When Nick insults Colts fans, the conversation quickly shifts to football. Terry and Sori disappear into a corner to play poker.
Sori reminds everyone that they have a couple of World Premieres. They start off with Awful Lot of Trouble. Nick thought it had a certain sound that reminded him of Rush and Steve Perth. Terry warned them to thread lightly or they’ll piss off a bunch of Star Trek authors. Fark says that it’s the time signature that Mike wanted to put into the song. Nick asked if they had read the books, These Are The Voyages by Marc Cushman, that discuss the making of the original series. They discuss the book series briefly. They squirrel off into Will Chamberlain, Johnny Carson, and Don Rickles. Terry brings us back to topic by prompting Sori to move on to the next song, her favorite: The Givers of Pain And Delight. They loved it. Fark explains that the song came around because they wanted a second song from their drummer.
Nick asks Fark how long he’s been playing drums. He’s been playing for 24 years and doesn’t play any other instrument. Nick points out that Tommy Lee also played the Acordian. Tommy Lee was one of Fark’s musical influences. He’s an underrated drummer, and a douche bag of a person. Nick asks Mike what instruments he plays and what his influences are, since he wasn’t here during our previous interviews. Mike jokes and replies with Tommy Lee, but not for his music.
Terry ask what CDs are in their cars. Mike hums to himself because his radio in the car doesn’t work. Fark goes over a lengthy list of CDs that he and his kids have in the car. Nick likes some of Fark’s musical choices.
Nick asks the room, when you snap and begin a massive killing spree, what is the song that plays through your head while you’re doing it? Despite a misunderstanding, everyone eventually comes up with a response. Sori may have won that round with his choice of the Hawaiian version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, but Fark offered another good choice with Tiny Tim’s Tip Toe Through The Tulips. The conversation shift to television theme songs, before talking about fish tacos.
Nick asks how long did it take to make this album. After some consideration, Mike says it took about 3 months. Terry chimes in with the Kickstarter and asks if they got their trailer and their lights. Affirmative single word responses were given. They got everything they wanted and more. Sori praised their approach of offering one lucky donor that puts them over a specific goal an exclusive reward. Terry says that got her racing to contribute.
Nick asks where are people finding out about Five Year Mission. Was it through conventions? They say that the cons helped, especially Vegas. However, most of the people heard about them online, but didn’t say where exactly. They were getting likes just from the concept behind their band. People from all over the world have discovered their music. Nick blames it on the G & T Show Bump. We take full credit for everyone else’s success.
They talk about Casey Kasem. They shift to Hewie Lewis and The News and the scene from American Psycho.
Sori asks the room, if they can go back in time and change one thing in history, what would it be. You have to listen to their responses. They talk about music.
Nick asks when they are going to be on Jimmy Fallon. Mike replies next week, but neglects to specify which universe it was to be. Fark mentions a horrible Guns N Roses tribute band ended up on Letterman, so a Star Trek band appearing on Fallon isn’t completely out of the question. Mike and Fark are both in a Guns N Roses tribute band, called GnFnR. They mention their favorite Guns N Roses album as Appetite For Destruction. They talk about it before talking about Taylor Swift.
They talk about their guilty pleasures before naming their favorite Spice Girls. I think they started making up Spice Girls. Terry has one question she wants to get out before the end of our conversation with them. Who did the cover art for Spock’s Brain. Shelby Kelly created the cover art for them. They were in a band together at some point. It’s got a Beetles Yellow Submarine / Monty Python feel to it.
Sori asks about Year 4. There will most likely be another kickstarter next year for it, but they will need some time to breathe between the two projects. Nick asks about the playset. They say, it was Chris’ idea. Sori asks if there will be another Spock’s Brain video. They are planning to do RC Spock for their next video.
They start winding up the show, but first Terry asks them where people can see them perform. Radio Radio on July 3rd. July 20th at Indy CD and Vinyl for an all ages CD Release. August 1st at GenCon. Star Trek Las Vegas. August 22nd in Lexington, Kentucky at Blind Willies. Their opener will be Patson, One Man Band.
Sori announces that they will be giving away a signed Five Year Mission Discography. He wants to do a Video Karaoke contest. After some consideration, and after conferring with the contest’s guest judges, it is decided that lipsyncing will be accepted, but Karaoke will be favored. Five Year Mission will be our guest judges. It will be open to all music, but extra points will be awarded to anyone singing a Five Year Mission song. An official announcement will be posted on our website soon.
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