Who is who and what do you do and how old are you?
Alison: I play the bass guitar and Iím in the band Another Joe and Iím going to be Twenty Four.Allison
Richie: My name is Richie and I play the drums, and Iím Twenty Three.
Jon: Iím Jon, Iím Twenty Four also. I play guitar and sing.
How did you guys end up with each other and when did you come about?
Jon: Our previous drummer John and myself were playing together in a band that we started a long time ago, that was like three years ago maybe and then about a year afterwards we decided that the songs sucked and the people that we were playing with, we had musical differences. So, John and I stayed together and we started playing and we decided we needed a bass player because we thought it was getting a little boring without a bass, so we put an AD in the paper and Alison responded to it, and talked my ear off for about two hours and I thought she was crazy so I loved her good friends and thatís the thing, itís just a joint thing that we thought would be a really fun to do. Something to do, that would be cool.
I heard gob was broke. Thatís what I heard.
Jon: You heard gob was broke?
Yeah, they couldnít put out your record.
Jon: Couldnít put out our record?
No, I mean... Couldnít put out your split.
Jon: Actually, we were talking about doing another record for ourselves but in the time that ďPee Against the WindĒ has been released in wouldnít be a good idea to go release another CD. We just released ďPee Against the WindĒ really... So, I mean as of money and being able to fund us for doing a record, Landspeed had no problems doing it and I know that Positive wouldnít have any problems doing it either because Positiveís rad to us. But, Positive will be doing our next record and weíre already writing for that and talking about getting that all finished up and moneyís no problem I donít think. I donít think so, I donít know. So, no thatís not true. Damn Rumours. Actually, George Zorin might be funding some money towards that to, so weíre having George Zorin as part of it.
Whoís that?
Jon: George Zorin?
Yeah.
Jon: Heís a guest, he helped out with the ďAss Seen on TVĒ record.
Is that the guy on the cover?
Jon: Yeah,  Oh no no, the guy on the cover isnít George. George is actually on the inside of the cover, you can see his picture in there. So, when you open that sucker up, youíll see him. Thereís a screaming ghost in the background of his picture. We canít give out names.
This is your second release in I think a year, do you think itís better than your last record ďPee Against the WindĒ on Positive?
Jon: No, I donít think itís any better and I donít think itís any worse. I think the recording quality is alot better but then not to say the recording quality on ďPee Against the WindĒ is shitty, they both sound good. Alot of the music we played on ďAss Seen on TVĒ , over half the stuff we already had that music while we were recording ďPee Against the WindĒ and we just didnít record them because we didnít have enough time to do it. Some of the stuff we had already, so the songs are all in the same veiin so there for I donít think theyíre any better then the songs on ďPee Against the WindĒ then their are a couple brand new songs on ďAss Seen on TVĒ and I think theyíre just as good. Weíre happy with both CDís, we donít have any regrets over either CD, weíre really happy about them.
How well has ďPee Against The WindĒ been selling? How do the punks like it?
Jon: The punks!? (chuckle)
Alison: Itís selling really well...
Jon: Yeah, I think... Pee Against The Wind, is actually doing quite good...
Alison: It keeps going up, and up and up...
Is it on Spinís top ten yet? (sarcastic, just a joke)
Jon: I donít know. Itís on some charts.
Alison: Itís on lots of charts apparently.
Jon: I just donít keep up with that, itís just kind of like whatever. Itís selling well in the stores which I find is kind of weird. But, I have no idea about charts, supposidely it is.
You guys are going on tour with gob in a couple weeks to promote your split record with them, are you happy to finally tour?
Jon: Oh, this is not our first tour. Letís get that out of the way.
No, I know... I mean, your new tour.
Jon: Yeah, weíre stoked to do this tour, weíre so excited.
Alison: This is going to be an excellent tour, weíre going to be exposing ourselves completely to all of Canada.
Jon: This is cool because this will be our first tour that we are actually going with somebody. Honestly, when you go on tour and your going by yourself, when itís just your band mates and stuff like that, it creates alot of friction between members sometimes, you know it gets a little stress...
Alison: Same faces everyday...
Jon: Itís going to be nice to go with a different band and hang out with different people and stuff like that... And, yeah weíre stoked, itís going to be great.
Where are you guys going to tour and for how long?
Jon: I think weíre gonna go for 4 and a half weeks, and weíre going right across Canada. Coast to coast baby!!
Alison: Halerfax.
Jon: This is going to be our biggest tour, our first extensive long tour.
Where are you going in the States, just the west coast?
Jon: On this tour with gob weíre going to go across Canada and come back, shortly afterwards weíre gonna to take a couple weeks and go down the west coast as far as LA and then come back up and itíll be about a week and a half, two weeks... And, then weíll come back and then play lots of shows and hopefully release a 7" or something... Just release something, we want to  get some more vinyl.
Is this going to be new songs?
Jon: Itís hard to say right now, itís still in the hush hush zone.
Whoís the shithead putting it out?  <sarcistic> Is it that Jason dude?
Jon: Jay?
Jason Schreurs...
Jon: Jason Schreurs... Whoís that? Who is it?
Ivan: He does SCHtuff...
Jon: Oh, Jason SCHtufff... Jay? Why is he going to?
Oh, I thought you said he was putting it out, huh?
Jon: Thatís what I said?
Yeah, thatís what you said inside there...
Ivan: <whisper> I said that...
Jon: He said that...
No, you said that.
Jon: I would never say Jason from SCHtufff... is ever gonna release anything for us.
<laugh> Man, Iím on drugs...
Jon: Hey, hey... Letís rewind the tape recorder and find out. No, Iíve never even met Jason before.
Someone  is screaming: ďGoofballs everybody! Goofballs!Ē
Iím out of it...
Jon: Thatís okay, youíve had a long night, youíve been doing some heroin. Thatís alright.
What do you think of fanzines as an aspect of helping the punk scene grow, do you think they work?
Jon: Yeah.
Alison: Yeah, totally... They are good. All different opinions...
Jon: Fanzines are great. A fanzine I think as far Iím concered is like having your own little band  And, you have to work at doing something for the fanzine, you have to put your time away to do it, you have to... Thereís just so much time that goes into making a fanzine, I just wouldnít have enough time to do a fanzine. Iíd love to do a fanzine, but I canít... I think fanzines are totally important for the scene. Itís better than doing a Spin article or RollingStone or something like that you know... Yeah, they are great.
Alison: Thatís enough, okay weíre done.
Jon: Iím sorry, I hope I didnít get to extensive on that.
Do you guys regularly read Ďzines, if so which ones do you read and what makes you want to keep reading them?
Alison: I read tons and tons of Ďzines, because I read all the ones that come through the mailorder and stuff... All the Positive stuff, so I donít really know which ones. There are so many excellent ones out there.
Jon: My very favorite Ďzine that I have ever read is, Sven and Gimpy.
Alison: Thereís is really cool...
Jon: Thatís a great Ďzine. Those guys are really nice, Sven and Gimpy. Like, nice people... and, their Ďzines great they put alot of work into that. They got a great Ďzine. Uhmmm...
You gotta plug mine!
Jon: Whoops!
Alison: And, Uhhmm... Yeah.  And, Uhh...
Jon: Whatís it called again?? It has a fucked up name though, thatís why I canít remember...
Agree to Disagree
Alison: And, Agree to Disagree...
Jon: Did you change the name again?
Yeah, I did. itís a new name.
Jon: Then what the hell did you expect. And, we love reading Agree to Disagree.
Alison: And, thereís one I find exceptional... All For Nothing. It gives you a full education...
Iíve never heard of that. <sarcastic>
Ivan: I heard the guy who does it, is a fucking idiot.
Alison: Thatís what I heard, too.
Ivan: Heís gay or something...
My boyfriend said he was cute, though.
Ivan: Make sure that comes off as sarcastic because you know, I actually am gay. Iím not being homophobic, I am serious, Iím not being homophobic.
You guys made a video and sent it to MuchMusic a corporate television network for mainstream bands for play, why did you go this avenue instead of independent stations and punk rock video compilations? Do you think alot of people will hate you for this?
Jon: Two independent stations in the states do have our video and play it... Can you tell me one independent station in Canada that plays videos?

Richie hamming it upHamming it up even more...Richie must be drunk...
Thereís one in Surrey actually.
Jon: What is it?
Itís Rogers 4.
Alison: Weíve already done that...
Jon: They do play our stuff, weíve done that... Been there done that... Any others that you can think of?
Thereís lots.
Jon: But can you think of any?
Not locally, no.
Jon: I havenít heard of any independent canadian video playing stations, that I know of.
There isnít any national ones.
Jon: Yeah, thatís what I mean, in Canada. Like I said, Rogerís weíve done that, they have our video. In the states thereís two that I know of, that they are playing our video and MTV doesnít have our video. The reason we sent our video off to MuchMusic is for the plain reason is that radio stations and stuff like that, say college stations or university stations and that, they have our CD and they play it I think ever so rarely... (Alison laughs) Itís a very rare accurance that it ever gets played...  Itís even rare if it gets played here for all I know, at CiTR, which is fine, I mean, I donít care. But, in order for us to be able to go somewhere...
Alison: Tour.
Jon:  Say to tour across Canada... Weíve done Alberta like a few times, in those few times weíve accomplished getting a small little gathering of people that atleast that know who we are, and itís easy for us to go back there and atleast have ten people to see who we are. When we released at ďEat at BernieísĒ, we had no idea we were going to be doing a Canadian tour with gob, we had no idea we were going to be releasing ďAss Seen on TVĒ with gob, we had no idea about alot of things that were coming up... We just decided we needed something to promote our band somehow, to more people basically... The video is by far not one of your mainstream Bush X videos, by far itís not...
I like Bush X.
Jon: You like Bush X?
Yeah, I like them, they are cool...
Jon: Okay.
Alison: Well, there you go...
Jon: Okay, Brian... On mentioning mainstream videos... and bands, letís take Bush X for instance... No, but do you see what Iím getting at?
Alison:  You have to expose yourself if you want to tour, if you want to be able to go across Canada, you canít just go across Canada without any exposure at all because it takes...
Jon: You can go across Canada wihout having the exposure...
Alison: But, your going to end up coming back with nothing, your not going to be able to go anywhere, itís just not the same...
Jon: We all just thought itíd be a good idea to be able to ill expose ourselves to more kids, we can go across Canada fourteen times, and say in those fourteen times, that those ten kids that came the first time well theyíll get a couple friends to come out to the next one, so thatís like 12 people, and get maybe 5 more from that, seventeen people and stuff like that... This allows more people to hear Another Joe and maybe theyíre gonna like Another Joe and I donít think there is anything wrong with exposing music in some way like that, it just allows more people to hear a band, basically. I donít think weíll be booking any shows with Bon Jovi anytime soon...
Why not? Theyíre awesome! <sarcastic>
Jon: Are they? Old Bon Jovi... Actually, I probably shouldnít say that, they wrote my name like that on the record. <laugh>
What does punk mean to you and has it changed your life? If so, How?
Jon: Do you want to do this in stages, Richie?
Richie: How has punk rock changed my life?
<Alison laughs>
Jon: Weíre on much music man!
Richie: I donít know, I thrash on my car... I donít know, really I donít know... Itís fun to play n a punk rock band, thereís lots of energy, the shows are crazy, itís just great, I donít know...
Alison: More do-it-yourself stuff...
The whole ideals behind it, just basically about caring...
Alison: Itís about having fun and giving a shit, and not being so abusive, more positive... Itís a better feeling, thatís what I get out of it anyway... You goto a punk rock show, all the kids on average theyíre all happy and cool to each other, where is alot of other shows, thereís alot of fucks and theyíre all fighting and bullshit, you know...
Jon:  If you were going to make a independent all ages show and compare it to a bar show at the Niagara in Vancouver, there is such a complete different atmosphere...  Two totally different worlds...
Itís a cool place to play...
Jon: Maybe, for some bands like some huge band that can draw a whole bunch of people or something like that... When we goto a bar show, weíve played our fair amount of bar shows and I mean in that time the people that goto those shows the majority of the time are theyíre there to get pissed and there happens to be a band there playing and they might listen to them. Atleast at an all-ages show, half the people that come to the show atleast they come up and theyíll talk to us, and  say Hi and introduce themselves to us and theyíll come back, itís such a friendly atmosphere, everyone is allowed to do that, itís really tight... Thereís so much support in the all-ages scene between bands and people and stuff like that, itís a great thing. There is such a close circuit...
Alot of punk bands are political when it comes to writing music, do you write about politics or anyting in general?
Jon: I stay as far away as I can from writing political lyrics... And, actually if I can quote off of ďAss Seen on TVĒ  the first line that comes out of my mouth is, ďI donít know much...Ē
Or is it your ass?
Jon: Whatís that?
Is it your ass or mouth?
Jon: The first thing that comes out of my ass is, ďI donít know much about political views, but I know what is right or wrong...Ē and that is almost the whole basis about that song is just saying, weíre not political at all. Iíd rather stay right out of the political thing, because I donít have the time or the energy to sit there and learn all the politics to be able to voice a serious opinion on it thatís gonna actually be able to change someones mind. I donít have the time to do that, I doní t know enough about it, in order to write a political song...
Has punk made you even think about going that avenue to learn more about it?
Jon: The scene has made me more aware of... Maybe, not political as in Kennedy is running to be a president...
No, not that shit. Thatís bullcrap.
Jon: Yeah, exactly... But, itís taught me alot about...
Whatís going on, in the area...
Jon: About anything... Letís take veganís for instance, everyoneís fighting against Mc Donalds and what McDonalds is doing and stuff like that...That kind of thing I think is really cool and I am totally for that... But, at the same time on that note, Iím not a vegan ...
Oh, you donít have to be a vegan to fight McDonalds though...
Jon: No, you donít have to be a vegan to fight McDonalds, nor have I fought McDonalds, nor am I going to write a song about me fighting McDonalds because Iíve never done it before. So, I guess maybe if I start reading alot more literature about all the negatives things McDonalds is doing, and it really grabs me somewhere then I will write a song about it, maybe. But,. the majority of the songs are all about just personal crazyness, confusion or anything like that... Anything weird like that, just personal...
Alison: Heís a sensitive guy.
Jon: Iím a sensitive guy.
In what area?
Jon: <chuckle>
Whatís your most sensitive area? 
Jon: I think itíd have to be my groin area.
Alison: I donít know, I think your anus.
Jon: I donít know, could be... <laugh> How about you Richie whatís your most sensitive area?
Richie: Probably my bum... and itís quite hairy.
Jon: It is a hairy area...
Richie: And, Iím quite scared of it...
Alison: Hairy asses are the best! Iím quite partial to hairy asses myself..
What kind of asses do you like: Do you like nice shaved ones or Do you like nice hairy ones?
Alison: Hairy asses definetly...
Jon: Is that a question?
And why...
Jon: Was that an improv?
Ivan: That was a prepared question?
No, <chuckle> itís a new question...
<Tape recorder accidently got shut-off for a few seconds...>
Alison: Also, if you have a hairy ass there is more stacks if you have a hairy ass...
Jon: Next question...
Ivan: She calls them stacks???
Alison: <laugh>
Now, weíre getting into the personal questions... Are your asses hairy or shaved?
Jon: Weíre not even going to answer that question...
Alison: Cause, you can look for yourself...
<For a split second, I thought they were all going to bend over and show me their asses, oh well...>
Jon: You look for yourself, in Ass Seen on TV, cause we have nice pictures of our asses. But, on the other hand we donít have a picture of Richieís ass yet, we are still fighting him to get one...
Alison: Oh god...
Oh, I gotta get my camera out...
Jon: Yeah, you should probably take a picture of that. 
Richie: Youíre not going to see my ass hog yet...
Jon: Are we going to see that you have a really hairy ass, Rich?
Ivan: Not as hairy as mine...
Richie: Actually, itís not all that hairy, Iím just quite self concious.
Jon: Your just self concious about it?
Richie: Itís like this....
Alison: Thatís nice...
He has a big birth mark on it, thatís why...
Jon: Do you?
Richie: I have a huge mole in the middle of it.
<everyone laughs>
Ivan: That is bad...
Richie: Iím growing a finger out of the  middle of my back right now...
Jon: Holy shit... Iíd like to get that remedyíd before we go on tour...
Get the clearasil... err, the moleasil...
Jon: Moleasil, yes!
What do you guys hope to accomplish with your music and what are the future plans for Another Joe?
Jon: I think the only major accomplishment we want to achieve with the music, is just to entertain baby! Just have alot of fun, thatís it. Thereís no real big focal point or anything like that weíre trying to accomplish or anything...  Weíre just doing this 100 percent to have fun, this is a totally fun thing for us and as for future plans, weíll release another CD and do more touring and play around as much as we can.
Grant Lawrence and Mint Records exposed!!!...
Jon asks himself a question... ďJon,  was there currently a rumour that you guys signed to Mint Records?Ē
Jon: Why yes as a matter of fact... Some idiot was spreading that around and weíll make it quite clear right now, that weíd never sign to Mint Records.
Alison: No!
And, Why is that? Look at Richie go!!  I told you he was drunk!!
Jon: Well, because we donít agree with the things that Mint Records does, and Iím not going to get to into it...
I think you should, and burn them hard.
Jon: Okay, well letís say... I think Grant Lawrence has his head up his ass the majority of the time, I donít agree with any of the politics that he has...
Alison: Snakey bullshit and just ignorance.
Jon: Weíve heard so many... Theyíre not just petty rumours, we know off-hand the way they run their company is just the most ridicolous way of running a company. The only thing Mint Records cares about is money, thatís it. All they want to do, is they want money.  Because of a band that we know of, they donít get any money and theyíre screwing them Jon: And, that would be in beautiful British Columbia, Canada not the United States. Weíre one-hundred percent Canadian, baby!
Richie: And, proud...
Do you taste Canadian?
Jon: We taste Canadian... Weíre Canadian and proud.

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