SE & Declare Yourself
I am off to the Bahamas this weekend so I'll be out for a few days. Last night's show with Sanaz and Cisco Adler was a lot of fun. I think I need to explain to people that there are two shows. The radio show, Spread Radio Live and the TV show, Spread Entertainment. I can see how it is confusing. During the TV show, I get all kinds of IMs like, "play Nine Inch Nails!" or "how can I get my band on the station?". Also, during the TV IM sessions, I need the questions only. As much as I love hearing from people on the show, we need to keep it streamlined and moving so I am not able to answer if the IM starts with "hey" or "hi" or "who is this?". It's all good though. We are starting to have so much fun over there on Thursdays, now that we have loosened up the format. Incidentally, my one time directorial effort in the Adult Film world, Broken, is released today. It's not for everyone for sure, but if you are one of the ones it IS for, you can order it online by clicking on the link on the right of 6767.com.
Last night, after SE, Camp Freddy played a special performance for Declare Yourself, the national nonpartisan, nonprofit youth voter initiative aimed at empowering and encouraging America's 18-year-olds to register and vote in the 2008 primaries and general election. For more information, go to Declare Yourself. This great cause is being championed by the legendary Norman Lear. We had a lot of fun as Chester joined us for Alice Cooper's I'm Eighteen, AC/DC's Highway To Hell and Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love.
September 28, 2007 at 07:39 AM | Comments (27)
Wanna help me out with some questions for the week?
I'm on my way to do Camp Freddy Radio... I got these from MS, I don't know what's wrong with the typekey but here are a few answers:
1. Do you take any time off? You seem to need constant input.
I really wish I did take time off but I have a hard time with that. I'm one of those guys who complains that he works too much and then when he has two days off, has no idea what to do and becomes bored. I travel so much that the idea of a "trip" just seems like more work so I usually try to stay home when I have some time. I do enjoy having so many different outlets for myself. Things are constantly changing and evolving that way for me.
2. Would you consider writing a tell all book about your life at its lowest point ALA Nikki Sixx in the Heroin Diaries?
I already did that years ago. It's called "Don't Try This At Home".
3. Any word on when/if TPC will be reuniting for SE?
I'm still waiting on the green light from Isaacs as to when he will be back in the area. In the meantime, DJ Skribble and I have talked about doing some stuff on the show.
September 22, 2007 at 02:28 PM | Comments (8)
This originally aired on Spread Entertainment... Todd and I went out to meet my new neighbors:
September 20, 2007 at 10:23 PM | Comments (21)
The Dollyrots: Today on Spread/SRL
Today on SPREAD ENTERTAINMENT we have The Dollyrots coming down for a little in studio performance. They are a lot of fun. Also on the show, David Faustino will be discussing his new film about The Boston Strangler. We aren't even going to get into the whole Married With Children thing. We all know that he used to be on that show, so I won't bore him or you with any of that. As some of you know I recently moved into my new place. Todd and I took the camera out on the street to get aquatinted with my new neighborhood and we will be running that clip as well as the new Circus Diablo video. AIM: spreadradiolive will be up and running and I will try to get to some questions if time permits. Later tonight I will be jamming with DJ Skribble at Crash Mansion in downtown LA. For years, the DJ scene has been borrowing elements of rock... I figure, why not borrow some of the DJ scene. It's a lot of fun to do while working on new material... It keeps me playing and having a blast with my instrument during the downtime.
BTW: Right now (11:00am) on Spread Radio Live, you can catch the all new Metal Sanaz show! Spread Radio is very much alive and rocking!
September 20, 2007 at 10:57 AM | Comments (10)
1. Whatever happened to using Skype for the SE shows?
Oh yeah! Well, after my appearance on Tom Green's show I decided to scrap the whole Skype thing all together. It was a disaster. Audio and video problems, people trying to fuck with the show... I realized that it would simply be better to stick to IMs for now and even that is hard to get to. We are, trying to incorporate them more these days by having fewer guests and creating a looser environment.
2. I was checking out the SRL page in hopes to find a rebroadcasting of the September show and to my surprise I saw “Dave Navarro Welcomes Metal Sanaz” that is so fucking cool.
Yeah she is pretty amazing. Thanx to the tireless efforts of Loop, Pull, Messy and the whole SRL crew, it looks like SRL will be around for a while.
3. Re censorship, do you edit/censor your sites much or do you tolerate the mudslinging.
Well, I do not edit all that much but every once in a while I will kill a comment or ban someone for just being a complete jackass. The Internet has become so full of hate and judgment and fear and negativity that I do what I can to keep it out of here. Sure, the Internet is a source of free speech and anyone can create a site and say whatever they like. This site (6767), however, is maintained and paid for by yours truly and is subject to weeding out the bullshit.
4. I really miss the old posts where you made fun of the gossip rags, told stories about shit that went down, things like that.
Yeah, I do too. I am sure I will get back into doing that in the future... The problem is that so many other bloggers can't find their own content so they come to other sites, pick up a line or two and reprint it with their own spin. I suppose they have the right to and I have certainly done it myself, but in this day and age, one has to be super specific before spewing out a bunch of random stream of consciousness opinion and ideals. Personal artist communication is just one more thing that the media is starting to destroy. I suppose that the next obvious question is: Then why do you do so much press and media related events if you have such a problem with it? The answer is multi-parted: I love to work and I do think it is necessary to get information out to the people who DO care. I don't think that ALL media is evil but it really is a crap shoot as to how something you say or do is going to come across or be spun. (I kind of enjoy the challenge.) Also, I am not about to live in a box and avoid the things I love to do out of some kind of fear of how an action may or may not be perceived. I guess I do, to a degree, take some consideration before speaking, but even then... I get screwed. So, in conclusion... I guess it is what it is and just about everybody who lives publicly goes through it. There are many outlets that are still around that cover stories in a very professional way... The tabloid stuff is so massive right now that even the most earth shattering stories seem to fade away in about five minutes anyway.
September 19, 2007 at 11:58 AM | Comments (14)
September 17, 2007 at 11:09 AM | Comments (27)
Back From Canada
Just got back from Canada with DJ Skribble and we had a great time playing at a party for the Toronto Film Festival. We are playing again in LA at Crash Mansion downtown on Thursday night after Spread. Yesterday on Spread, we had in the studio, Psychic Belinda Bentley and Brian Wallos the creator of The Benchwarmer trading cards... My girl Nicole is also a Benchwarmer so it made sense to have her on as a guest too. Plus, I went directly to the Dragonfly from the airport so it was nice to see her right away after my trip. Due to my travels, I was unable to get the information about last night's show up online before we aired, so the rebroadcast will be up on Monday. I have decided we are way to organized over there so I have thrown out the format and we are now going to be way more freestyled about the shows. No structure... Well, very loosely structured. It makes for a much more fun show and feels a lot more like CFR or SRL. Todd and I are now opening the show together in his booth and we just kind of rant for a while, then we get into our guests. Also, I am doing everything I can to get to more IMs during the show. As a result of needing more free time on the show... I have stripped it down to only two guests a week so we have more time to fuck around in there.
September 14, 2007 at 12:23 PM | Comments (20)
Last night's Camp Freddy Radio is now up thanks to Loop and Chase.
September 09, 2007 at 12:11 PM | Comments (14)
PHIL HANSEN - philinthecircle.com
September 07, 2007 at 12:26 PM | Comments (31)
Thanx for all the support and well wishes from all of you about the closing of Spread Radio... Well, from most of you! Wow! How quickly some people turn on you! Oh well, for the time being I need to get into the mindset of working on my own music. With CFR and SE, my hands are pretty full with extra curricular stuff. By the way, Todd Newman and I will be in this Saturday taking over the Camp Freddy Radio airwaves as Billy will be out of town. I have been rehearsing with DJ Skribble for some upcoming live mashup/remix shows. We have been taking elements of rock classics and hip hop jams and fusing them together. It's definitely fun and is gonna be great for clubs and parties, but I am also looking forward to getting super creative in this new space I have recently moved into. Winter is right around the corner and is always good for writing... Cold, overcast skies, rain, clouds... Sometimes it makes me look deeper inside... Even though I adore LA when it finally gets a hint of weather. There is something hypnotic about the rain for me. It's almost as if it quiets the mind a little bit.
September 06, 2007 at 11:05 AM | Comments (29)
1. Do you play a personal role in the process of getting guests onto your show? Call people yourself to invite them on, etc, or do others on the payroll handle that stuff for you?
There are a few ways of going about guests for the show. Sometimes Todd or I will call them and invite them directly as we did with Wes, Janice, KHZ and tomorrow's guest, Adam Goldberg. Other times we will just have an idea like, "What about a psychic or what about a U.F.O. expert? Let's get that Kelly person or that Sad Kermit guy!" In those cases, Riss will hunt them down. We also have a great booker at Mania who comes up with suggestions and will give us a list of potential guests. Todd and I have the final yay or nay on these. We also find guests through e-mail and/or receiving notification of someone's interest in being on the show.
2. Anyway going back to question #5 and your answer-Don't you believe you can't "change" other people, you can only change yourself?
Of course... That is why my suggestion was to present the option. You never know when a relationship is ready to grow or evolve unless you communicate respectfully. Willingness to experiment or look beyond what is a current pattern doesn't necessarily mean that the core of the person has to change. We can always stay who we are and continue to grow and expand our interests.
3. So, how do you feel about a spouse who cheats after 18 years of marriage? Then begs you not to leave and when things settle down, cheats again? Do you think people ever change as far as infidelity goes? I'm confused, should I stay or should I go?
Levels of forgiveness are really up to each individual. What may be recoverable to some, may not for others. Either way, regardless of your decision, a marital therapy session(s) would be a great thing to at least clear the air in a neutral environment. I definitely think that people can change if they want to and are willing to work on it.
September 05, 2007 at 11:41 AM | Comments (7)
1. For your TV show, would you ever consider doing a telethon type event? Say to raise fund for the causes that are near and dear to your heart?
That is a fantastic idea. Causes that come to mind are C.A.N. (Cure Autism Now), Pediatric AIDS and MusiCares. I have worked with all of these organizations in the past. Todd and I will discuss later and come up with something.
2. How close is SE to getting a permanent space and will it have a bar functioning like it currently does at it's home, the Dragonfly?
We are looking at moving in the next month or so to a new location that is better equipped to let us stay set up and even produce other shows. As far as a functioning bar? That doesn't really look realistic. Todd and I are, however, working towards putting together a best of DVD including high rez versions of some favorite interview moments, musical guests and our "on the street" pieces in full screen quality.
3. In one of your songs you refer to someone who used to be a friend who is "not so hairy." Who is this ex friend? Why is he not hairy anymore? Has he shaved his head?
HAHA... I am not going to name names, but yes... Exactly. I'm sure you wouldn't know him anyway but out of respect for his privacy I cannot divulge that information. Good job!
4. I know drug addiction can cause depression. Did you go through a depression?
Oh hell yeah of course I did. Tinkering around with the chemicals in your brain like that is a major recipe for depression. Even after the using stops, it takes a good while for everything to find it's balance again up there. The body and mind is totally shot and the ability to handle things that are intuitive to most people feel like insurmountable complexities. Hang in there! It gets better for sure. Just let your body heal itself and don't freak out because it is hard. Just think, "Oh yeah, of course this is hard. I have been totally wrecking my body's natural state of balance."
5. Do you believe that people can fundamentally change their desires in a relationship? And is it wrong to ask your partner to accommodate those "new" desires if you are going to stay in a long-term relationship with them?
Well, people change so naturally we would like our partners to change as well. Sometimes the changes don't sit well with both parties and the relationship can dissolve. Other times both can welcome change. You just never know. It is wrong to ask? No. I suppose a lot rides on how realistic the changed desire is. More together time? More alone time? More intimacy? More social time? Less time together? Partner swapping? Robbing banks? I'm sure you get what I mean. Evaluate your desire and present it as an option and not a demand and see where it goes from there.
September 04, 2007 at 08:11 PM | Comments (11)
Let's try a Monday 10
(Painting by Wes Borland) OK. The whole typekey login comment thing should be fixed here... Loop has worked his digital magic. Just did a couple days in Vegas and we had a really great time. Went to the opening of a new club called LAX at the Luxor on Friday. The party was hosted by Brtiney Spears and was kind of a "comeback" launch for her and her new record and I suppose an overall new public profile approach. I only spoke to her for a few minutes but I got to say that she didn't seem all that crazy to me... But then again, look at the source HAHA... In fact, she seemed totally fine. Musically I am not a fan of hers but on a human level I hope that the press can just lay off her for a while. Having had my own small slice of bullshit from the media I can't even imagine what someone like her has to go through on a daily basis.
The next night we went over to Tangerine where I hosted a little party for a few hours then we went over to Pure to wrap up the trip. No time for gambling this trip so I actually came home with some money left in my wallet. There are some new clips of Wes Borland up on SPREAD ENTERTAINMENT from last week's show. The full episode will be up later this week. Wes has officially become my new favorite current all around artist and if you haven't seen the new video for his band, Black Light Burns, you definitely need to check it out:
September 03, 2007 at 10:22 AM | Comments (28)