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.