Editor's Note: Most of you should remember Baltimore's Faster Faster Harder Harder. For our newer readers, they were our first Midweek Mutiny back in early October. They asked me if they could share their New Year's Resolutions and a live show. This is what they came up with. Enjoy!FFHH’S New Year’s ResolutionsBrian (guitar/vocals), Matt (bass/vocals), Mike (guitar), and Sam (drums)
Below are our band’s New Year’s resolutions for 2007. Also, please check out the live tracks from our recent show at Talking Head. Come see us at 98 Rock’s Noise In the Basement show at Fletcher’s
in Baltimore on January 22, 2007 with Two If By Sea, The Perfects, and Polyester. Happy New Year!Any New Year’s Resolutions for 2007?Matt:
Not to drink too much alcohol and either
A) Break down and cry into the arms of a friend
B) Punch a person I once went to high school with that I hadn't seen in 6 years
C) Get all my stuff stolen out of my trunk outside of Sonar
D) Not really remember what happened
E) Some combination of A through D.
So many, but here’s the shortlist: Find a new apartment in the summer, get into grad school, play shows outside of Baltimore, and record an album!
I want to graduate and get a sweet job. I want to get that new FFHH album done and possibly take it on the road, as long as we can all make time for touring.
Most of my friends know that I make resolutions all the time irrespective of the calendar. As it stands, I don't have any new ones on the docket. On second thought, I would like to make more time for practicing on my own since I spend so much time in school and group rehearsals.What are the chances you’ll succeed?Matt:
Probably pretty much a given as I quit drinking.
Looking pretty good on all fronts, though grad school is up in the air right now.
We can do it if we put our minds to it. =)
Que sera sera, but I really enjoy playing so the odds are stacked in my favor.Did you make any resolutions last year (or year’s past)? If so, what were they? Did you keep them? Matt:
I don't really do resolutions. Just like I don't really do favorites. Right now I kind of don't really do much of anything outside of blank stares and the occasional drip of drool. One year, I think that I made a resolution to slaughter a family of five. I don't think I succeeded.
Always trying to quit some bad habit (unsuccessfully).
Ummm. I don't really make super-serious resolutions. Last year I believe that my resolution was to work out some more and buy lots of new clothes. I worked out more, but then I kinda stopped cuz I got busy. And I didn't buy enough cool clothes, which is probably like the most important thing in the world.What do you think of the New Year’s Resolution idea in general?Matt:
I just think its funny to see drunk people get all dramatic. Well not funny, but it enables me to ride my high horse and all.
I think it’s way unrealistic, but hey you gotta have a dream.
It doesn't hurt to set positive goals. But try not to forget what they were, cuz that would be dumb.
In general it is a very positive experience whenever people can reflect on the current direction of their lives and enumerate the changes they want to make to improve themselves.Any resolutions you would make related to the band?Matt:
This year I resolve to magically have people attend our shows other than our friends.
Play many shows outside of our Baltimore comfort zone, record our first proper album, and get some decent pictures taken!
Yes as previously stated, make our debut record and tour with it. Also come up with some sick guitar solos.
Write some great new songs. Record an album. Tour the region. Meet some other great local bands, musicians, and music fans.What are your plans for the new year (musically and in general)?Matt:
Ummm. Get married, move to Puerto Rico, have 3 children by years end, and open up a taco stand. I will also change my name to Rodriguez Consicolo Felipe Grande. My children’s names will be Robbie Consicolo Felipe Grande, Bobbie Consicolo Felipe Grande, and Chip Consicolo Felipe Grande. I will then lead a socialist revolution from my taco stand in Puerto Rico on a rowboat. From there we will land in the impoverished streets of Baltimore, MD via the Patapsco River and organize the population into an armed uprising. Of course we will have to overcome the obsession with material wealth, individualistic greed, and the concept of shooting someone over $5 that exists within mainstream hip-hop culture. We will ride dirt bikes to victory.
I think I’ve pretty much summed it all up, but most importantly, hitting the road and playing lots of fun shows. Also, securing a place for us to practice once I move to a new apartment. Otherwise, I’m looking forward to new albums from Bloc Party, Arcade Fire, and Radiohead (hopefully!).
I really want to record a solo acoustic EP by February. In general, I just want to have more time to enjoy life and the company of good friends. Don't we all?
My plans for the year include publishing a few papers in my research field, being very busy with my school work and musical endeavors, and turning one year older.Novermber 18, 2006 @ The Talking Head in Baltimore, MDCalm DownWay It Ought To BeQuick Like BombsThe BodyCount DownFrom The Shadows
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