Official Chatroom 02.06.2002
Chat Transcript - Official Chatroom
Featuring: Chris Cheney
Chat with Chris Cheney, 02 June 2002
Q: Hows your sister?
A: Baby hasn't arrived yet, but she is good
Q: So whats happening?
A: Demoing lots of new songs at the moment. Rehearsing and all that kind of stuff.
Q: When do we get to see you guys play next?
A: We're hoping to do some gigs in the next month or so, as we have to finish our album first.
Q: Why did you keep your Ballarat gig a secret?
A: It was a last minute decision and we wanted to use it as a quiet warm up
Q: Any speculation on a release date for the new album.
A: No release date for new album yet - ASAP its been too long.
Q: No offence to Andy...but Pollyanna were a pretty piddly weak pretentious band...hows he coping with TLE songs?
A: Andy is fitting in really well and is bringing lots of good stuff to the band.
Q: When you do go on tour, are they going to be mostly all ages shows?
A: There'll be all age shows.
Q: Which new car did you end up getting? Chrysler Cruiser?
A: So far I haven't got a new car, still looking
Q: What about the Jam? They were a good three piece
A: I love the Jam. Indeed a great three piece.
Q: Whats your favourite toothpaste?
A: Are your Macleans shining
Q: Will you be touring regional towns as well as cap cities next time?
A: We will definitely be going to as many places as possible - regional included.
Q: Will you be doing Livid this year?
A: We may be doing it still not sure at this stage
Q: Hows ur mum?
A: Mums just fine thanks for asking
Q: You have a favourite Beatle?
A: I'd have to say Paul cause I just dig his voice.
Q: Bodyjar rocked the Palladium
A: I agree Bodyjar are great!
Q: How come u dont wear shorts
A: Tis a little chilly out
Q: Why is Scotty's newest bass a flat back?
A: I have no idea - sorry
Q: Have u checked out a young NSW band called Secondbest?
A: No I am afraid not
Q: Where's Craig at and whats happening with the webpage?
A: I haven't spoken to Craig but I will find out
Q: When you do an American tour again, you better come to Dallas, because you've got some fuckin hardcore fans out here!
A: See you in Dallas
Q: Have you ever heard of Bob Dylan
A: Bob who?
Q: Have you heard of the guitarist Jason Becker? If so what do you think of him?
A: I havent heard of Jason Becker I have to get out more
Q: You have to play at least 1 wood grain 6120 Nashville, the are the best!
A: They are the best
Q: How are things going with EMI? I heard somewhere they were having some money troubles.
A: I dont know much about their finances I am sorry
Q: Hows your manager Rae goin? Doin good for the band?
A: So far so good
Q: I guess now is not a good time for a minutes silence to honour the late Alec Cambel
A: Any times a good time
Q: How would you describe the sound of the new album
A: Its hard to tell at this stage. But as usual we're trying some new stuff mixed more with the rockabilly roots
Q: Do you like Hungry Jacks?
A: I dont think the burgers are better at Hungry Jacks
Q: Why are you called 'bird'? Have you heard of Charlie Parker..he was called 'bird' too.
A: Yes I am aware of Charlie Parker but Ross from Bodyjar gave me the nickname and everyone calls me it now
Q: More or less rockabilly?
A: More so the energy of rockabilly and rocknroll
Q: Is there any other plans to do any more recording with Bodyjar such as Halfway Around The World?
A: I would like to record with Bodyjar again but no plans at this stage
Q: Do you shop at Coles?
A: Yes I shop at Coles
Q: Do you get into any psycho stuff? Mad Sin or Nekromantix?
A: When we started we used to play a lot more psycho stuff but I like most of that style of music.
Q: What branch toilet paper do you use?
A: Sorbent kids
Q: What bands did you like at Warped?
A: Mindsnare, Bosstones, All, MxPx, Area 7 - too many to mention
Q: How old were u when u started playing guitar?
A: 6 and 3/4
Q: You wouldnt happen to know what Eddie Fury and Joe Phantom from the Fireballs are up to these days?
A: I havent seen either Eddie or Joe for a while - I'm sorry
Q: Maybe you can convince Brian Setzer to come to Australia
A: I could try but Im not gonna make any promises
Q: Nathans gone!
A: Yes - I think Nathans ok
Q: What do you think of Rickenbacker guitars?
A: Rickenbackers are great, I just recorded a song with a 12 string
Q: What bout Matons?
A: Matons make lovely guitars also.
Q: Chris do you have Dutch background?
A: No I dont have a Dutch background that i know of - its German I think
Q: How is Andy goin?
A: Andy is going really well and playing great.
Q: What have you been listening to lately?
A: Rory Gallagher and Graeme Parker - to name but two
Q: Im pretty poor, can I clean ur house for 5 bucks?
A: If you like picking up rabbit shit - sure
Q: I saw a video interview and you called yourself Chris the Dutchy!
A: I thought it was a Dutch surname and then I found out it was German I still dont really know
Q: Does your bunny live in the house as well?
A: Yes - and shes called Moo
Q: How do you pronounce Cheney?
A: You can pronounce it any way
Q: Do you realise moo is what cows do, not what rabbits are
A: Well her full name is Missymoo but Im lazy and she looks a bit like a cow
Q: I play double-bass really well, though I'm what you would call a guitarist
A: I play bass very badly
Q: Can you play drums at all?
A: I can hit him but they dont sound too musical
Q: You know what Trav is up to now? Is he still in that Knockout Drops band?
A: I think Trav is still playing with the Knockout Drops at present
Q: Learn the double bass, it's breathtaking.
A: Its too hard on the fingers Im afraid - Im weak
Q: Can you thank Em for this chat...she helped heaps
A: I shall Nissy
Q: My sis and I want to know about what time do u think you'll tour the USA again? We have to get ready for ya!
A: Hopefully be in the US before the end of the year
Q: All the regulars in the sports bar at the Whellers Hill Hotel reckon they're your best friend..is this true?
A: No I only met the guys
Q: Why was the drummer so pleased after putting together a jigsaw puzzel in 3 months?
A: When they were already in Bodyjar
Q: Whats your favourite band to tour with? (Bloke had Bosstones name)
A: Bosstones of course!
Q: Ever think about touring the southern states like Texas...?
A: I'd like to tour all over America it is just time restrictions that get in the way.
Q: Still a VB man? Besides the Crownies on the guitar ;)
A: Yeah still a VB man
Q: How do you face comments such as that you are now an American band?
A: I still have a pretty thick Australian accent
Q: How long do you see yourself playing and having TLE together?
A: For as long as it's enjoyable.
Q: How do Bodyjar face comment that they are now a crap band?
A: Youd have to ask them
Q: Which of yer albums do u like the best?
A: I like Roll On a little better
Q: Are you and Scott still getting on?
A: Yes me and Scott get along fine.
Q: When are you coming to Japan?
A: Back in Japan hopefully soon. I'd love to do Summer Sonic again.
Q: Anything you'd like to ask/tell us?
A: Only that it's all going really well and we're back on track. Can't wait to get back and play live.
Q: I'd thank u for comin in, but I'm a little freaked out that u keep Cam's Time To Grow Up hair in a jar.
A: Not sure about Cam's Hair??
Q: What's your favourite venue?
A: A club in Japan - Forgotten the name.
Q: Chris get Razel to support yas when ya next tour next!!!
A: Razzle - I'll remember the name Razzle.
Q: Lee Rocker is a really good song writer.
A: Lee Rocker is also a damn good singer.
Q: Did u like the Roundhouse venue?
A: Roundhouse is great when there's lots of people. Like any venue I guess.
Q: Lash - please don't do that to us again Chris
A: I gather you are not a Lash fan - Sorry
Q: "Road to Arkansas" by Speedy West...fuckin amazin.
A: Speedy West - Jimmy Bryant and Joe Maphis. Are all incredible.
Q: Does EMI stock up on the Red Bull to get the most out of their bands?
A: Red Bull: Give you wings indeed!
Q: I'll support u on tour Chris...I reckon u need a stand up comic on tour.
A: Good idea Emo keep in touch.
Q: Do you know what's in Red Bull?
A: Lots and lots of funny chemicals.
Q: Haven't you been to Tulsa before?
A: I believe we have been to Tulsa.
Q: Will u sleep better at night knowing that brocolli reduces the risk of cancer?
A: I will sleep better tonight thanks.
Q: Were you thinking of suing that bloke that ran u off the road?
A: Not much chance of that I'm afraid - he pretty much got off clean - oh well life goes on.
Q: Do you know Major Matchbox?
A: I'm aware of Major Matchbox - Yes
Q: Were you pleased All Torn Down got number 10 in MMM Top 500?
A: It's a bonus when things like that happen I suppose.
Q: When I was about 5 my favourite song was Rockabilly Rebel by them.
A: That was the big one.
Q: I'm gonna buy u a pair of shorts coz u make me laugh.
A: Shorts are great for having a good chuckle in.
Q: What band was Scott playing bass guitar for in that vid?
A: He was playing bass for Strung Out after their bass player hurt his wrist.
Q: What did you originally have planned for the Dirty Man clip?
A: We had it planned to be like a comic strip idea - But I'm not gonna say too much cause we may still use it, But then we had the car accident and we were forced to go with a live compilation.
Q: Whats your fav type of shoe?
A: Creepers are probably still my favourite shoe.
Q: Don't you think a Yeah Yeah reunion would be cool?
A: If Yeah Yeah reunited - Yes i'd be there.
Q: We want a TLE video!!!
A: We wanna get a Living End DVD out as well. Hopefully after we record.
Q: Will u be wearing shorts in the DVD?
A: I may wear shorts - Yes - who knows
A: Thanks for the chat folks - I'll speak to you soon. Thanks for supporting us through this past few months. We will be back playing live soon and take care out there. Waves bye and turns off - Sayonara.