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Interview With Jerry Sizzler from The 101 By Chris

The 101 are are a great rock band
Their music is awesome and they are worth having a listen
So here is the interview

The 101’s

1.How did the band form?

Towards the end of my stint in Antarctica I found myself
missing rock music a bit, so I decided to start a side
project that would be more or less a typical rock band.
Shortly after… Antarctica broke up and I started
devoting my time to this side project that is now called
The 101.

2.Who were your idols growing up?

Anyone who played music really.

3.Who were your influences?

I’m the type of person that’s influenced musically by
pretty much everything I see, if I like it or not, so the
easiest way to answer that would be to say every band or
musician that I’ve known of up to this point.

4.What has the response been to the album?

Pretty much the typical response, some people like it and
some people don’t. I’ve noticed the simplicity of Green
Street seems to confuse some people a bit. We’re obviously
not trying to invent anything new, we’re just trying to
play music we enjoy and have a good time doing it.

5.What was the recording process like?

Fast and cheap. The EP and Green Street are more or less
demos. We’re really looking forward to taking time on the
next LP and playing around with our sound a bit.

6. Has the Internet helped with your music?

Sure, it’s so much easier to get your music heard now then
when I was in Christie Front Drive.

7. What are your thoughts to file sharing and the mp3

I personally don’t care for the sound of MP3s, but if
someone is paying for them and or the band is offering them
for free I have no problem with it. I do fear file sharing
is going to be the downfall of independent labels one day.
Everyone likes to get something for free, but I don’t think
people think about what’s going to happen down the road,
but isn’t that the typical story of humanity?

8. Have you had much response from labels

Yea, we’ve released both the EP and LP on vinyl in Europe
on a German label called Riptide Recordings. In fact I
think the overseas response has been better all

9. What inspired you to the play the music you

I don’t think anything really inspires me; it’s just what I
seem to write naturally. I really try not to force

10. How did you guys get signed to Limekiln

A friend of ours was friends with one of the guys that ran
the label and introduced us. Limekiln is the type of label
that releases CDs for no other reason other than a love of
music. That’s all we really ask for.

11. What is it like being an artist in

I’m not sure it’s that different than being an artist
anywhere else. I think possibly the response to music from
the listener here is not as warm as it is in many parts of
Europe, but I have a feeling it’s more or less the same

12. What are your thoughts on realty tv talent shows eg
American Idol?

To tell you the truth I don’t think about it that much. I’m
not one of those people that hate it, but at the same time
it doesn’t really interest me either.

13. If you could have a dream gig line up who would they

I guess I would want to see bands or musicians that I never
had the chance to see. I picture a mini fest with: Hank
Williams, a jazz ensemble consisting of (Miles Davis, John
Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Charles
Mingus, Jimmy Garrison and Art Blakey), The Beatles, The
Zombies, The Clash and The Misfits (circa 1981). That would
be a pretty damn good show.

14. Have you had much support from radio?

Nothing really worth mentioning. I know my last three bands
have had some college radio play, but I wouldn’t say that
I’ve necessarily taken over the airwaves.

15. If you could be on any tv show where would you


16. What is on your stereo at the moment?

Spoon – Girls Can Tell

17. What movies you have seen lately you have really

Born into Brothels

18. What are your favourite movies?

Citizen Kane, The Night Of The Comet, National Lampoons
Vacation, Fletch, The Royal Tenenbaums

19. Realty TV? Good Or Bad? Neither

20. Beer Of Choice?

Pilsener Urquell or Corona

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