Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ANSWERS (don't post here)

by the way, if you haven't noticed, I'm answering questions in the order they were posted. So if you're wondering why I haven't answered yours yet, it's because I haven't got there yet.

200 comments:

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To lay:

Well, the EP was never supposed to come out in December, as far as I know. We had a release date that's very soon but things are taking slightly longer than we hoped to finish all the odds and ends. HOWEVER, it will be out soon, not like months from now soon, but soon from now soon.

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To emma:

Yes, all the songs on the EP will be unreleased and therefore, technically, "new". I'm a fan of the songs, they're not just throwaways. I would have been happy if any of the EP songs had been on an album.

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To tracy:

I wish I had more time to do thangs but the more time we spend doing thangs and partaying, the longer it will take for our new album to be finished.

new album > thangs

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to karlye:

I believe I'll be watching the Superbowl this year. I've already purchased my extra large bag of Pirate's Booty. Speaking of Pirate's Booty, I don't know if I mentioned this but on the front of the bag there's all these pirate exclamations, including "thar be good!", which doesn't make any sense. I emailed the company to let them know that "thar be good!" was not very authentic and some lady wrote me back with some weird explanation. I don't think they took my complaint seriously.

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To piggy:

Yes I have a degree but hopefully I'll never have to use it. Since I was a wee child I've wanted to be a novelist, way before I ever picked up a guitar. I'd like to finally finish a novel (I've started several and lost interest about halfway through). As for horror movies, I agree, I think the modern American horror movie is pretty poor, including the blasphemous remakes i.e. Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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To adore:

Let's see, fav concerts. Really, I didn't go to very many in 2007. I saw Justice, which was pretty swell, played some shows with Jimmy Eat World, it was nice watching them. Who I'd really like to see in 2008 is Godspeed You Black Emperor, but I've been waiting about 10 years to see them so I'm not holding my breath.

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To lisa:

Top 5 funniest people. Good one. Let's see,
(in no particular order)

Richard Pryor
Mitch Hedberg
Martin Lawrence (that's right)
Neil Hamburger
tie between Steven Wright, old Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Richard M. Nixon, etc

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to dillon hamburger:

AFI most likely won't be playing til we're finished with the new record.

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To buuni:

Underrated.

Godspeed, Recover, not shaving, Arrested Development, Burial, The Martin Lawrence Show, wearing a shirt as pants, reading a book, Charlie Murphy, mini vanilla scones, doggie bathrobes, Yukio Mishima, John Fante, and Paul Bowles

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to joha:

We've yet to come to South America, which is a shame. We need to correct that posthaste. As for this Question 2 band, they don't need to bother making a CD of AFI because we're totally doing it already.

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to mnxznbl:

No fair giving away hints this early in the game but we don't see things in terms of light and dark, that's just racist.

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to jaleesa:

I've got a government grant.

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to A. Nonymous:

I might. Right now I'm enjoying having my natural color for the first time in years but I'll get tired of it I'm sure. I think my next move may be to part my hair in the middle, slick the right half back and the left half forward.

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to the caustics won't, etc.:

if I could steal anyone's pants, it would probably be my small doggie Munch. She lays on a blue heating pad for hours and it makes her heat up til she pants in the cutest manner.

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to mr. janes:

I've watched some anime but I'm no expert. I think the last thing I watched was Ninja Scroll.

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to germaricanmix:

Yes and no. There was supposed to be a Stiff Kittens video, and there still is but it's not finished, amazingly. It sort of got put on hold. There was never going to be a 3rd afi video, we talked about it but there was no real plans for one. boo yah.

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to arisma:

When there's a movie I want to see, I usually wait for the book to come out. It may seem backward but that's just me baby.

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to haras:

I suppose, as condiments go, mustard is pretty stellar.

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to cera:

I hope this is michael cera.

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to jesus freak:

yes. yes I am.

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to jet:

I heard all the cool kids were vegan so instead of kicking animals in the balls, now I pet them. Youtube? Never heard of it.

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to synthetika:

Yes, I sleep with a stuffed animal, he's square and filled with foam.

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to Miraenda:

my favorite Sartre book is definitely The Age of Reason, one of my top 10 books of all tiiiime.

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to addie:

What's creeping me out the most. I'm sort of creeped out by all the orange tan people here in Hollywood. They look like clay pumpkins.

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to taide:

My favorite album and song of 2007. That's hard, I believe I wrote a post about it. Here's a great song and album from 2007 though, Burial's Untrue, and the song Archangel.

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to annabel:

What would I do if I was locked out of my house and there was no one there to let me in. Well, I was locked out of my house last christmas, it was night and there were no lights on at all so I was just sitting there on my front step waiting for someone to bring me a spare key when this group of christmas carolers came down the block. I thought they would be creeped out by a guy randomly sitting in the darkness of his porch, and it would be quite awkward for them to sing Silent Night or O Tannenbaum to me while I lurked in the shadows so I went into the backyard and waited til they left. So the answer is, if I was to get locked out of my house I would hide from christmas carolers in the back yard.

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to windmagician:

I actually don't really play video games. I'm scared of them. I'm scared that I'll get caught up in them and never get anything done. So I abstain. I did, however, play the hell out of the original Nintendo. Like playing a game so much when you try to go to sleep at night the screen is burned into your brain and eyeballs. I'm also really good at Galaga. I played for 3 hours on one quarter.

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to darkness 069:

Yeah, the Eye trailer had the BA songs without vocals. Maybe I'll post all the songs as instrumentals, might be interesting. Sorry Davey!

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to Kyle:

So your girlfriend is not happy with you anymore. I'd like to be positive and give you some advice to make her interested again, but the smartest (and hardest) thing to do is move on. If she's not happy with the relationship even though you haven't done anything to screw it up (like cheating, etc.), then it's like being in a boat with a hole in the bottom, you can try to bail it out but it'll only prolong the inevitable sinking. Good luck man.

Haleees said...

Hahaha, how much would you have to be paid in order to carry someone on your shoulders as a job?

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to Eddie K:

I heard about those PG shows, I'm excited! Davey was talking to Billie Joe online yesterday while we were writing and he said they're doing several shows in southern california so I'll definitely try to see at least one.

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to Miseria:

I don't remember exactly why I chose Sociology/Social Theory. The major offered some interesting fields of study, certainly. Anthro is an interesting related discipline too. We're nerds.

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to Anne Nonymous:

The most unsettling dream I've ever had, I dreamed I was a bird with a candybar head. No, I don't know, I don't often remember my dreams so I'm sure I've had some disturbing as hell ones that thankfully have dissipated by morning.

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to gravy robber:

how fast does a zebra run before it turns grey. 7?

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to devin:

If I could live in any era in history it would probably be the Bronze Age. I like bronze.

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to hiimniko:

It'll probably be awhile before either AFI/Blaqk Audio tour again, we're too busy writing this record. However, I could see us playing the occasional one-off. Anyone remember when we jumped onstage and played at the LA warped tour in 2002 when we were recording Sing the Sorrow?

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to anon:
"would you choose to have a new world order or assassinate the self-proclaimed world leaders to make this world a better place."

That's pretty heavy, I'm not sure if I'll be assassinating any world leaders any time soon, self-proclaimed or not. However, let's agree that we'd all choose to have a new New Order cd, I think it would make the world a better place.

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to nikki:

I wear size 11. Planning on buying me some shoes? Thanks!

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to danny:
QUESTIONS:
Jade, what is your favorite guitar?
How many guitars do you have?
What's your favorite movie?
Do AFI buy x-mas presents for each other?

My fave guitar is probably my first, a Les Paul Studio that I played in my first band (with Nick 13 from Tiger Army).
I have around 27 guitars.
Yes, we buy each other presents, Davey and Hunter are usually pretty good but Adam and I are forgetful now and then. I bought Davey a book for his birthday and when I was about to hand it to him, he walked in with the exact same book. Jerk.

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to she sees light:

my hair is indeed dark and chocolately brown right now.

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to jas:

"do u see ba doing some collaborations with jeffree star?"

I don't think BA would do any collabs, unless it was like Bowie, for instance.

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to that one girl:

"What made you decide to remix Ready, Set, Go?"

I looove doing remixes so when their guy over here asked me to do one I said yes. I don't know much about them but I think they're alot bigger in Europe, no?

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to anoniemuss:

"are you going to any musink shows

that kat von d tattoo music fest"

I didn't know such a thing existed. If Carrot Top is performing then I'm so there.

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to wendy:

"firstly, i just want to know something that a friend of mine told me about Davey. Is it true that he tried to buy a house here in Australia and he wasn't allowed to buy one?

other questions:

would u live in Australia?

would u ever consider acting? if u do, what roll would u like to play, the good guy or the bad guy?

if u were a fictional character (from a tv series, movie, book or whatever), who would u be and why?

oh i have one more, i want to learn to play guitar, could u give me some tips as to what type of guitar i should be looking to buy and stuff?
im a beginner and i don't no anything about guitars, so that would help me greatly!"

Haha, that's an amazing rumor! I wish it were true so I could make fun of him all the time for getting denied by the whole country of Australia.
As for me, I loved it down there last time we toured, it really is a great country. I'd like to ride around in a kangaroo pouch but I hear they're filled with mucus.
It might be fun to act, although it stressed me out when I had to do that little bit of acting in the Silver and Cold video, it's harder than it looks with tons of grips and key grips, and other grips staring at you. I think I need more practice.
As for guitars, there's no right answer, it's whatever suits you best, so go to the axe shoppe and play a bunch.

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to igraine:

"Are you coming to Mexico any time soon? either AFI or BA would be awesome!

Fav horror movie?

and the lamest you'll see i think: if you were an ice cream what flavor would you be?"


One of the last places AFI toured on DU was Mexico, so it may be a minute til we're back. I'd love to go there with BA but I don't know when it'd happen. I was told that Stiff Kittens did really well on the radio there, which is amazing.

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to gillan:

"are you going to make a real myspace?"


I have one but it's all dusty and cobwebby, I rarely ever check it and I never update it.

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to natalyfancyketchuprox:

"If you were to come up with your own brand of peanut butter, what would you call it? What would make it better than the other brands besides the fact that you made it?"

My version of peanut butter would be called "Mustard", and it would be yellow and tangy and taste good on corn dogs.

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to nxw:

"Do you ever think you'll post on the DF board, we are missing you guys.

Second.
Would you ever like to write a book?"

Yes, I need to post there more often. That was fun. We're coming out with UTR #3 soon, I did an interview with a super boss person.
As for the book, I discussed this in an earlier answer if you'd like to scroll back. <3

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to notreallythere:

"Jade, when did you really know to start doing music for life and not a normal job as of everyone else. I feel that I know that there is more than life than what i am living right now and I could use some advice. On how to get motivated to do something that I love and have a calling towards."

When I joined AFI, I basically decided to make music my full time pursuit and passion. I was broke as hell, living in a single room in a broken down house but I didn't care, I just wanted to write songs and go on tour.
I know that feeling of knowing you're not doing what you should be, could be, or want to be doing with your life. We've probably all had it at one time or another. I'm incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love for a living and I think about that every day. Decide what you love the most, where your true passion lies, and then it's a matter of taking a leap of faith, devoting yoursel to that pursuit, even if you might fail, be broke and starving. I'm certainly glad I made that leap.

Jax said...

I watched a show the other night called "40 most redneck moments" low moment for me, haha...it included nascar, mullets, etc....what would make your list

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to xxhavokxx:

"On I heard a voice, I notice that you play a white les paul style guitar. Exactly what make is your guitar because it makes an AWESOME sound"

That, my dear, is a Les Paul Studio. It does make a lovely sound, as do most Les Pauls.

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to small ada:

"So... are you going to go on the tour to Poland?"

Good question, I've been on tour in Europe like 10 times at least and never to Poland. What's the deal, Jade? I want to go to Krakow. Krak. Ow!

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to meeee (actually to you):

"are you very bored when you are not touring? are there many facts that bore you during a tour? like flying, traveling in the bus..."

Like anything, it can get boring but, as they say, only boring people are bored. There's tons of down time, on the bus, at airports, on planes, days off, etc. but I usually write music. That's how I wrote much of the Blaqk Audio album.

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to uhnonimuss:

"WILL YOU EVER COME TO CROATIA TO PLAY A SHOW??"

We weren't going to, but since you put it in all caps, ok! I've heard that Croatia is amazing so it's another place on our list we need to visit, along with Poland and Fargo, North Dakota. Efrem from Death By Stereo was telling me some interesting stories about playing in Croatia. I think they ejected him from the country, possibly by catapult.

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to chinchilladust:

"The song "Death of Seasons" introduced me to AFI. There was something in that song that just drew me to it like a moth to flame. I later realized what it was. It was the electronic beats that come into the song about a minute and 10 seconds in.

I'm guessing it was you that came up wth the idea to include the electronica into the song, and you that created the sample. But, I was wondering, was this "Death of Seasons" piece something that was originally intended for Blaqk Audio, but just some how filtered into this album? And why include it? Out of all the songs on the album, this one truly sticks out because of this little bit of electronica. I'm sure the song would've been fine without it, but why did you think it needed that extra "kick"?

I'm not saying it's a bad thing. Far from it. If it wasn't for those tiny blurb of beats, I would never have become a fan of AFI. Or Blaqk Audio for that matter. It's just something that piqued my curiousity."

The story behind that part is that we tracked the song without that, it just had a normal 2nd verse but I took all the parts home and started messing around with them and came up with this idea of just completely switching gears in the middle of the song into a sort of industrial part. I put it all together and played it for everyone and they were into it so we left it like that on the album.

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to choking victim:

"less of a question more of a request. on afi's next tour will we get a broader spectrum of afi songs, you were great at that last minute show at the camden electric ballroom before decemberunderground came out because you played more older songs aswell as new ones, and it was great to see those multiple styles from different eras. im not saying your decemberunderground tour was a dissapointment, it was stunning, but i did miss the variety in what was a very heavy last two albums set."

Making the setlist is always tricky when there's 7 albums and 2 EPs to cover. It's an odd phenomenon with the old songs though, I'm always a fan of putting old stuff in the set but when we play it, the crowd doesn't really go off. It always baffles me because I hear people saying they want to hear some older songs but the newer ones get the crowd going way more. So here's what people should do that want to hear more of early songs, when we play them live, go extra crazy, headspins, uncontrollable spasming, silly little backflips, long division, spontaneous combustion, etc. and we'll put more of them in the set. Deal?

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to findsimplicity:

"What Happened to the Stiff Kittens Music Video?"

I talked about the Stiff Kittens video sitch a little earlier. If I skip your question it's probably because I already answered a similar one. <3

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to auntcp:

"If there were one thing you could go back in your past and change what would it be?"

Hmm, buy Apple at $5 a share? Kill Hitler? Probably, though, I'd go back to this morning and get the croissant instead of the bagel. I totally blew it.

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to jemi:

"will there be another DF contest like their was for DU? second their's alot of fanfiction written about you and davey as a couple, I was just wondering what are your thoughts on that? I've got one more I hope not too many questions..but anyway here it is will AFI/or Blaqk Audio ever come to the east coast Canada?? it would be awesome if you guys did :)"

Yes, when we get this album done, we'll be doing tons more DF stuff, and, as I mentioned, we're getting ready to put out UTR #3.
As for the fan fiction, hey, if people are doing some creative writing instead of playing video games, I'm happy to be a part of it.
And coming to the east coast of Canada, you mean like Halifax? I've always heard Halifax goes off but I've never been. I think the problem for many touring bands is there's no big cities in between Quebec City and Halifax so it's hard to route a tour all the way out there, but you're right, we should hit it up. So now the list is:
1. Poland
2. Medicine Hat
3. Croatia
4. Halifax

p.s. speaking of Halifax, i sent hella faxes last week, it was terrible, when are we going to come up with a technology to replace the fax machine

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to jay:

"Okay, I've got one. If you come to Australia again, will you visit Adelaide? You did before, though I think some people were a bit rude, so I don't know if that deters you from visiting places again.

Note: adelaide is in south Australia, which surprisingly, is down the south of Australia. The barrier broke in the show and Davey told us about how smith was hit by a car or something while going to a club? He also answered some questions while the barrier was being fixed. I only figured out after that the barrier had broke and that's why everyone wasn't playing. A lot of people were being crappy about it, but it was cool."

Yes, I remember that, it was very awkward, but certainly not awkward enough to keep us from coming back. This time we'll leave the balsa wood barrier at home though.

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to hazeltherock:

"That's a pretty lighthouse. It reminds me of Funeral For A Friend. LOL. Do you like that band?"

I don't think I've ever heard them. Do they have songs about lighthouses? If so, I'm there!

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to katie:

"•What inspired you to become [a friggin amazing] guitarist?

•What is a goal you wish to complete before you become worm food?

•have you ever met Dr.Phil?"

Well thank you. At first I was inspired to be a really crappy guitarist and then I was like wait, this is lame, I'm gonna try to go the other way with this and see what happens.
Goals, hm, goals.
I've never met Dr Phil but I saw him at a restaurant I was eating at, he's tall, got a big head, and very white teeth.

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"Oh, and will you guys come to Singapore to play a show? Please? We'd love to have you here (:"

1. Poland
2. Salmon Arm
3. Croatia
4. Halifax
5. Singapore

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to mr. heater:

"If you could put anything into the window of that light house, what would it be?"

That big ass flea would be pretty creepy lurking in that window, right?

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to little drummer girl:

"If you could name the most significant event that has happened in your life, what would it be?"

Being born, no? Being conceived maybe? Does the i in conceived come before the e? It looks wrong. I know that it's supposed to be i before e except after c, but this one comes after TWO c's so maybe they cancel each other out.

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to jess:

"So how's life? Any good muffins lately? : )"

Thousands.

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to somnambulist prose:

"I think it's time for a "Top 10" on your part. It's been a while..what are your top 10 childhood memories??"


I do that separately in my handy dandy top 10 section.

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to dinosaurariel:

"hmmmm would you rather.... poke your eye with a stick or have a huge gooey green booger hanging out of your nose alllll day.

anddd whats your favorite cereal?"

Ewww, boogers AND cereal?

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to susan:

"just wondering how the book is going, or if it is going. if so, how do you make time for it with everything else you do"

Currently not going. Just no time. Le sigh.

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to sin:

"will you ever come to israel? :("

Only if you ask that question with a happy face at the end.

1. Poland
2. Moose Jaw
3. Croatia
4. Halifax
5. Singapore
6. Israel

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to blackrabbit:

"also i wanted to ask if you guys will come to romania sometime???
nice layout by the way...
thumbs up
have a good day!"

1. Poland
2. Yeehaw Junction
3. Croatia
4. Halifax
5. Singapore
6. Israel
7. Romania

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to nancy:

"are you comming to monterrey, mexico?"

1. Poland
2. Mud Lick
3. Croatia
4. Halifax
5. Singapore
6. Israel
7. Romania
7. Monterrey

This is turning into quite the little tour!

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to alyssakeltie:

"-If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be and why?
-What is your favorite sweet (i.e. cookies, ice cream, ect)?
aaaaand...
-Do you accept anyone that you don't personally know on your myspace?"

Ooh, hard one. Probably Mum-Ra. Fave sweet, equally hard. Cookie cake. And no, not usually.

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to alex:

"I wanna know if hanging out with fans after shows has become more stressful now that you are a famous band? Are there too many (too in[s]sane) fans waiting?!"

Meeting people after, or before, shows is one of the best parts of being on tour. Sometimes we can't go out after a show, for various reasons but I never see it as a chore or something I'm not looking forward to. And we always get such fab presents.

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to punkinwriting:

"What is the craziest/weirdest thing you ever did in the name of love/lust?

What is the most common misconception about you?"

I plead the fifth on that one.
Oh man, take your pick of the misconceptions. People try to deny that I was Time Magazine's Kickboxer of the Year. That's just wrong.

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to sol:

"You always seem to have a camera with you (or so it seems) with Smith acting as your muse, do we see a move for you into the visual arts (you already have the music arts covered)? Do you have any artistic aspirations to move into film work? Directing, writing or producing per chance?

and for my scorcher....

Marmite, do you love it or do you hate it? Just wonderin'"

My stellar video effects should definitely be picking up an Oscar any time now. I think I'll just stick to chronicling the life of Smith. Marmite, isn't that like a type of yeast spread? I think I smelled it once, that's about as far as I got.

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to leongyiting:

"I feel bad for adding to the questions you've already been bombarded with, but on the behalf of fans from Singapore, will there ever be a time AFI would hold a world tour and perform here?

Even though you guys perform at Japan, it's freaking ten hours flight away from here and I can assure you that your fans here will pack a punch!"

Pack a punch, that sounds scary but we'll come anyway. You're totally on my new tour routing, right after Halifax.

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to kwsiple13s:

"Blaqk Audio featured in The Eye is an amazing accomplishment, considering Cex Cells is your first (of many I hope!) album.

How did it come about? Attending any of the premiers?"

They just called up and said they wanted to use a couple BA songs and boombambang there it was. I don't think I'm attending the premiere, I don't really like them, too much involved in actually getting in there to watch the movie. The last premiere I went to was for Borat, which was actually pretty fun.

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to blaqkaudioafi:

"Here is an odd, random question: If you couldn't live in California, where would you choose to live and why?

And a more serious question: Out of all of your tattoos do you have a favorite one and why?"

I think about that quite a bit actually, there's plenty of places around the world that I would possibly consider living. Toronto, New York, Barcelona, London, Seattle, Stockholm, etc.
My fave tattoo is probably my tribal armband because it's so poorly done that I can make fun of it all the time.

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to mina:

"what would you prefer (if you could choose) to become a vampire(meaning you'll be immortal, but you'll have to drink blood) or would you stayed yourself (vegan, but mortal)..?"

Mummy. Wait, vegan mummy.

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to mcrdisciple:

"Hey Jade! You once said you originally wanted to be a writer. Do you think you'll ever write a novel, like sometime when AFI/BA aren't on tour?

Also, what is the stupidest thing you ever did?"

Covered the writer angle earlier. Let's see, stupidest thing. That'll take some time to decide on one, I'll get back to you.

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to bru:

"Hi!
When are you going to travel to Brazil?
Kisses!"


1. Poland
2. Frisby on the Wreake
3. Croatia
4. Halifax
5. Singapore
6. Israel
7. Romania
8. Monterrey
9. Brazil

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to vjesci:

".favourite anime|animation ?
(maybe Unico or The halloween tree ?)

.favourite literature? (Log your own library on librarything.com ?)

.name a few favourite arcane 'no-one-on-earth-seems-to-knoe-about-this-but-i-like-it' things that deserve recognition|re-release.

.do any of your writing ideas ever make it in to the musick you are involved with.as in titles|phrases|whatnot?

.how did your remixing for the static age come about?did you choose the song or did they?

.if you could hop in my time maschine and see any band..what tour would you see them on?"

Smurfs.
Tropic of Cancer.
Screeching Weasel- My Brain Hurts.
Yes, many of the song titles since Black Sails have been mine, here's a list off the top of my head:

Strength Through Wounding
A Narrative of Soul Against Soul
Exsanguination
The Lost Souls
Ever and a Day
Sacrifice Theory
Wester
The Despair Factor
Totalimmortal (Davey and I together)
The Leaving Song Pt 2
The Leaving Song
Bleed Black
Death of Seasons
...But Home is Nowhere
The Interview
Affliction
Synesthesia
Dream of Waking
A Winter's Tale
Hearts Frozen Soil...etc...
Reiver's Music

The Static Age asked me to remix Vertigo and I was happy to do it because I was and am a big fan. I think they're criminally underrated.
The Beatles of course!

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to lydia-t:

"Right well... I've always wanted to ask you this since I first read some AFI interview were you mentioned Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Do you have any particular favourite composers of classical music? Or specific pieces?"

The Four Seasons and Vivaldi is definitely a favorite, a close second would be Bach. I love Mahler, Dvorak, Mozart, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, and tons of others. My mom is a pianist and composer so I was introduced to classical music at a young age and have had an appreciation of it since then.

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to kathavokx:

"JADE PUUUGET, WHY MUST YOU AND DAVEY DENY THE CHICKEN SONG? Haha.

ANNNDDD what's your favourite AFI CD so far?"

Chicken what?
I can't choose between my children, that's not being a good parent.

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to blaqk electrik:

"Seriously though can you tell us when the ep is supposed to be out?"

I'll hopefully be able to post that info very soon.

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to notyourtypicalmama:

"Can you recommend a good tuner for an acoustic guitar? I cannot tune by ear to save mine, or anyone's life, so I think I ought to get an electronic one. Any suggestions?"

Ya know, all my acoustics have a pickup so I can tune them with a cable. However, the standard Boss TU-12 chromatic tuner is great and has a little mic to tune acoustic instruments.

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to princess niko:

"1. why can't i get a f*ckin Guitar Hero 3 for PC?!?!
2. What about the new EP?
3. When will you come to Vienna next time??
4. mi a f*omért kell suliba járni?!?!"

1. Good question. But I don't play it so I have no idea.

2. There's some info in other answers.

3. Vienna was great last time. We had a day off before the show so we cruised around and checked out the city. Fritch, Smith, and I hit the streets and caused some drama.

4. I totally got some suliba in my jarni the other day and I was like "fo*mert!"

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to shanagdi:

"Are you a procrastinator?"

This one's easy, a resounding yes.

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to personismyname:

" During the BA tour, did crowds in different cities respond differently to having a DJ before your performance? I know in NY everyone just shoved and was not dancing - kinda sad. And did you guys pick the DJ's personally or was that arranged otherwise? Were there any DJ's you weren't particularly happy with?"

Yes, the crowds responded differently because the DJ's were so different. We chose several of them but there were some cities where we didn't know any DJs from that particular place so the promoter chose them. Some of the DJs were great and got the crowd moving before we came on. If any of you were at the Lawrence, Kansas show, he was a guy that the promoter booked but turned out to be fab.

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to endlessly immortal:

"Also, what is your favorite album by The Clash?
(I like Combat Rock the most)"

I wish more people listened to the Clash. My favorite album is definitely the self-titled first album but London Calling is a close second, although Straight to Hell is probably my favorite song.

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to awokennightmare:

"Have you guys planned out any details for the next album?

Are you planning to play any shows soon? (You guys toured a lot lately.. but a show close to Western Canada would be nice)"

Other than writing new songs, we're just starting to get into artwork and album title ideas. As for shows, probably not until we get this baby out.

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to darkhriss:

"I really want to know what happened to the Stiff Kittens video. You said in an interview you guys already finished filming it, or not? And the Missing Frame one too :) ( yes, I know, we fans are obsessed with videos )"

See above. xo

meeeeee said...

Quick one: Crimping you hair; in or out?

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to leadenskies:

"What is your favorite type of cake?

Also, have you seen Sweeney Todd yet? If you have, did you like it?"

Ice cream cake, just like Michael Scott. Yes, I saw Sweeney Todd, it was decent, although Johnny Depp had the exact same expression on his face during the entire movie.

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to blaqk audio girl:

"My questions are...
1) Have you EVER considered coming to Fargo North Dakota?
2) When, Where, and Why will AFI be touring?
3) How many new songs are there coming out? AFI and/or Blaqk Audio?"

1. Poland
2. Wormwood Scrubs
3. Croatia
4. Halifax
5. Singapore
6. Israel
7. Romania
8. Monterrey
9. Brazil
10. Fargo

We will be touring at the above cities, in the near future, because that's wot wee do.
Well, there will actually be quite a few new songs coming out, new EP, followed by new AFI album, followed by new Blaqk Audio album. I can't wait.

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to sirtom:

"dear jade, will blawk audio ever play any shows in england???? (ps england would rather like yo uto come over!)"

Davey and I talked about it, we really wanted to bring Blaqk Audio over to ye merry olde but we simply didn't have enough time. On the next BA album we hope to get to Europe and get the dancefloor movin.

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hi theresa:

"Also..think AFI may do a video for one of the songs of the new EP?? It would really help all of us get through the next year while we await the new album..so yeah..I think you should consider a video..so that's my 2 cents worth!!"

I hadn't thought of that. Interesting. That could happen.

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to allmylove:

"So yeah how are you my love? And How is your little munch doing? The Ligature is fucking amazing...So when am I going to be able to hear some more new music from you??? I have been greatly been anticipating the new EP... Also will AFI be touring this year? How I wish I could see AFI live!"

Munch is sitting right next to me, being a pinhead. As for new music, touring, and EP, scroll back a bit and I covered them. We moved a big step closer to putting out the EP a few days ago so hopefully we'll have a solid release date very soon.

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to zoe aimee (i like your name):

"Can you make a top 5 of your favorite AFI songs?"

That's hard because it changes. Right now, off the top of my head, I'm feeling:

Overexposure
The Interview
Who Knew?
At A Glance
The Great Disappointment

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to dancealways:

"Do you think you guys would ever play Lollapalooza?"

I suppose that could happen. What I'd really like to play though is Hullabalooza, the music festival that Homer took Bart and Lisa to.

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to glitterkitten:

"My question is that if you prefer your new sound or the older sound of the band?


oh and Have you ever heard of The Horrors? they're from London. amazing they are, you should check them out if you haven't."

I prefer the 2008 sound of AFI. I've heard of the Horrors but haven't heard them. Perhaps now I shall.

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to glitterinmyblood:

"You remixed Tokio Hotel's Ready, Set, Go..have you ever met them? and what do you think of their music? xXx"

No, I've never met them, I only know that one song but it's a catchy number.

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to styleofblackink:

"Wheeerrrreee is Black Ink Style??"

I have to tweak that song a bit and it will be done, the vocals are completed already. However, I don't know what it will appear on. Maybe the next Blaqk Audio album?

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to pumpkinqueen:

"heyy. my question is on which tracks of AFI do you do some vocals? If there is any."

I've done backing vocals on most AFI songs, going back to Very Proudaya. There's some spots where you can hear me alone, let's see, the low "this day never...." part on Totalimmortal, the end of the Interview where I'm trading off with Davey, the whoas on the chorus of God Called In Sick Today, etc.

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to elena:

"I try to jump to the train of your thoughts, but it's really hard, anyway, can you tell me, how you reached upon bats and lashes, and about your last poll, whats the reason?????"

Jumpin my train huh? Bat for Lashes is a lovely, atmospheric band. As for the last poll, I can't remember how that came up, I think I was driving with Marissa and I just randomly asked her.

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to lulu:

"What's your phone number?"

555-5785

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to anonymous:

"Jade, do you ever use a strat in any songs or is it always les pauls?"

No, actually I've used Strats and Teles on many of the clean parts on the last few records. Jerry Finn has some amazing 60's Fenders that sound phenomenal.

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to paradajz:

"1) have you continued with the style from decemberundergorund or since you returned to the old studio can we expect the old AFI?

2) when are we gonna see you in CROATIA... we're tottaly waiting here!

3) what do you think is better? lemons, tomatos or carrots?"

1. You can expect the new AFI.
2. Croatia all caps is on my new amended tour list, I believe.
3. That's difficult, how do you compare a lemon to a carrot? No one wants to drink carrotade.

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to charlotte capricorn:

"Will you like EVER come to CROATIA, please :)
I know we're annoying, but we love you!

And what should we put in peoples mouth to get the tickets? tomatos? carrots? or maybe lemons?"

The Croatians are ganging up on me with their fruits and vegetables. It's nice to see you guys have a healthy diet over there.

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to emily:

"My friend Margaret would desperately like to know if you enjoy Kool-Aid. Aide? Ade? Hmmph."

Kool-Aid? Never heard of it.

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to elena:

"I forgot...sorry....What you think about Russia, I mean except vodka and bears...why you've never dealt whith Russia? I know, that you're not so popular there, as, for example in USA, but nevertheless, there are a lot of people, who whants you to visit Russia with show...and, maybe, you can just see Moscow, for example...mmm...thanks again))))"

Vodka and bears? Sign me up. I've always wanted to go to Russia, I'm very intrigued by it. I like the big fur hats, that's a strong style. You go, Russia!

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to pablo:

"In the line of the Mexico City show in April 2007, I gave Smith 2 DVD's with old AFI shows and asked him to give them to you.

I was wondering if you ever received them, and if you got to watch them."

I'm pretty sure I remember those being in our wardrobe cases but I didn't get them which means someone else in the band took them. Probably that sneaky Adam. Were they meant for me specifically?

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to angelic cries:

"New Year's resolutions music wise?"

I need to get like 34% more hyphy this year, shred 17.4% more often, use 2,000 more notes in each solo, my guitar needs to shoot flames that are at least 10 feet longer than they used to be, aaaand probably 1 more pound of lasers.

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to me:

"Hello Jade.
All of my friends and I have people, typically famous ones, that we call our 'alter egos.' Our 'alter egos' are pretty much just people that are similar to us in personality and such. We have Mikey Way, Dan Whitesides, Bert McCracken, Daivd Bowie, as my little sister recently declared herself, and I have been assigned the alter ego of Jade Puget.

I was just curious as to whether or not you had any objections to being the other me. :)"

Depends, do you like corndogs?

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to jb:

"1) as you may or may not know, I do use you (more your name/likeness) in my fancomic. Do you find this offensive at all? The comic is ment in good fun and humour. I respect you very much, so if it is offensive, I'll promptly discontinue the comic.

2) Any plans for BA to play in Canada?"

1. As long as you make me buff with flowing long hair.

2. We did! It was fantastic.

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to krystina:

"When you said you were in a studio, is the band still in the process of writing or are you starting to record?"

Very astute, everyone thought we were recording but we're still writing. I've been slaving over a hot guitar and Davey has been slaving over a hot piece of paper, and we're making fantastic progress.

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to fervid anomaly:

"Okay, um, how many grapes can you fit in your mouth? And also, if you had to watch eight hours straight of nothing but Will Smith cracking jokes, or eighty hours of blender commercials, which would you choose or would you eat your own eyeballs?"

I don't know, how big are grapes? 2 I think? Wait, no, 1. Obviously I would choose Will Smith, seeing as how I have every season of Fresh Prince on dvd.

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to daniel:

"How do you pronounce 'Carcinogen?'"

Car. Sin. Oh. Jen.

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to brittney:

"what is the upcoming album going to be like?? Is it going to be more electronic than decemberunderground or less??"

What, and spoil the surprise?

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to mer:

"This might seem like a silly question but I just have to ask it. For the next AFI album, will you be working with the same audio engineers you worked with during Decemberunderground?

You have no idea how much I am hoping the answer is yes...
Since the first time I heard it I have been incredibly impressed by the end result of the way that album was recorded and mixed!"

I agree and thank you, we had some stellar people working with us. We had the same engineer on Sing the Sorrow and DU but different mixers. Chris Lord-Alge, who mixed most of DU had fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies every day, so I'm leaning towards him again.

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to texas(!):

"OH YEAH SO YOU NEVER DECIDED WHO WON THE BLAQK AUDIO POSTER CONTEST ON DEVIANT ART. LOL THNX."

Arrrghh, sorry. Dammit, we chose a winner months ago, so someone besides Davey and I is droppin the ball.

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to victor:

"i will just ask: What song do you wish you have written?
easy one right?)

Strawberry Fields Forever! (just guessing jajaja)"

Strawberry Fields Forever
Angie
Wish You Were Here
New Noise
Nothing Compares To U
One (both the Metallica and U2 songs)
Paranoid Android
O Fortuna
Like A Rolling Stone
Little Wing

I could go on and on

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to erica:

"If you could only eat one food for a year, what would it be?"

Bagel dogs.

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to patchoulistink:

"If that's too personal, then my question is: who would win in a fist fight between davey vs. the rest of AFI?

If that's n/a, then can you name 5 semi-current albums i need to own(under the ebm genre)."

Probably the rest of AFI.
Well, most of my favorite EBM albums came out a few years ago. Start with:
1. VNV Nation- Empires
2. Apoptygma Berzerk- Welcome to Earth
3. Icon of Coil- Serenity is the Devil
4. Assemblage 23- Defiance
5. Covenant- Northern Light

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to plague:

"nobody likes me,and my gotdamn aquitence found out he's my aquitence not friend! how the hell do i get out of depprision (i've been in deppresion since i was 10!
and don't say theripest or phscyrigist!! theyre masters of the obviis!!)WELL,THIS GUY USED TO BE MY FRIEND,BUT GUESS WHAT HE KEEPS LAUGHING AT ME!!MY FUCKIN' PARENTS DON'T EVEN LIKE ME!!!!!!!!"

My advice is to forget that guy, first of all, get these negative people out of your life. As for depression, I can't really determine what's best for you. If you don't want to deal with a therapist, and your parents aren't there for you, that leaves you to deal with it on your own, which is tough. I hope things work out for you though. xoxo.

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to garlieaux:

"Any ideas who you're going to get to produce your next album?"

We have some ideas. I can tell you that it's not going to be Carrot Top or Rick Moranis.

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to little sunshine:

"What did you want to do with your college degree? Did you have something specific in mind?"

Nooo, which is why it's a good thing that I joined AFI. At the time, I was planning on going to graduate school.

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to brenna!:

"1. If you were ever stranded in the middle of the desert with a suit case full of all of your clothing, which article would you eat first? & why?
2. When you came to Springfield, MO last year, how much did you hate it? What could you even find to do prior to playing the show?
3. What do you know about duck decoys?"

1. Let's see, I'd probably eat my hot dog top hat first.
2. As I recall, Adam and I found a Starbucks, and when you're on tour that's all you really need.
3. I've been tricked by duck decoys so many times, it's embarassing.

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to ola:

"What do you have to say about people saying AFI as a band has sold out or gone emo? Do you think that the noticeable change you guys have had in music has to do with popular demand?
I do respect your decision to go to college and I was wondering if you feel it's made a difference in your life and career.
And just how much of Blaqk Audio's live music is actually live?"

Slap them in the face with an old-timey glove.
If I ever do anything due to "popular demand", I'll be the first to kick myself in the nuts.
I don't know how much my college degree has affected my life, however I was in the right time and place to join AFI, so perhaps if I hadn't gone to college, things wouldn't have aligned in just such a way.
We do as much live as 2 people can, all the vocals are live of course, and as much of the music as I can play with my 10 fingers.

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to sirtom:

"any favourite plays??? im a big fan of Arthur Millers 'The Crucible,' its a fantastoc play???
are you a fan of plays, or just novels? thankyou for reading!"

Yes, I'm a fan, Arthur Miller, of course, Tennessee Williams and Oscar Wilde as well.
However, did you see Rent the movie? If you haven't seen it, put it on your "to don't" list.

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to tattedoll:

"hey Jade...
What bands are you currently feeling?"

I wish I was feeling more, but things that have been getting play in player lately have been Burial, Nine Inch Nails, Peter Gabriel, the new Gnarls Barkley song, some Queen, some this, some that.

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to veiled static:

"When you wake up in the morning, what's something you always say you'll do but never get around to doing?"

Get out of bed. Sike, I'm a morning person. I fly out of bed every morning at the crack of 10 and greet the new day.

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to brittney:

"Do you guys know when you guys are going on tour next yet??

Want there supposed to be a Stiff Kittens video?? Do you know when that is going to be released??

This is pretty random but have you ever had a near death experience?? (I was watching 25 celebrity near death experiences earlier and it just kinda popped up)

Can you put some more pics/vids of you and/or Smith up?? please?"

Nope, post-new record. Yes, there was, and there might be. Not that I'm aware of, knock on wood. Although I got in a pretty amazing car wreck with Nick 13 years ago, we're probably lucky we didn't die seeing as we drove off a cliff.
And more Smith is my pleasure.

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to lacy cherie:

Good books, I can go off on this topic for hours, but I'll give you a short list of some of my faves:

The Age of Reason- Jean-Paul Sartre
Tropic of Cancer- Henry Miller
Youth in Revolt- CD Payne
The Painted Bird- Jerzy Kosinski
House of Leaves- Mark Danielewski
100 Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
If On A Winter's Night A Traveler- Italo Calvino

Also, if you like Lord of the Rings-style fantasy, I highly recommend the Song of Fire and Ice series by George RR Martin. Boo yah.

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to lacey cherie:

oops, forgot your other one, I think people should enjoy what songs they want to enjoy, I don't want someone telling ME which songs should be my favorites. That being said, maybe everyone should just learn every song, then we'll all be happy.

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to drawnhearts:

"If you had the opportunity to go back in time, which era would you choose and why?"

Probably the 50's, just because I'm biting Marty McFly's style.

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Stella! Steelllaaa!

"1. I'm asking for my friend... What's up with the Smith "plushie" (the little head with a hat that Smith has a voice for) and where does it stay when you're not on the road? Does it have another home?

2. The trailer for the new movie The Eye features two BA songs, Between Breaths and The Love Letter. Do the songs happen to be in the movie as well, or will they be on a potential soundtrack?"

The Smith plushie actually lives in my bedroom, on my bookcase, where it stares out at me all night with it's creepy eyebrows.
I'm not sure if those songs will be in the movie, I haven't seen it. I did, however, see Cloverfield last night and it made me very nauseous.

Haley said...

In your opinion, what is the best way to take care of loud cell phone talkers? You know, the people who yell into their phones so you can hear about every detail of their life?

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to anna!

"So...are you still doing top-5 lists? Because if you are, then what are the 5 things that would be the most fun to do in an interview or other professional setting? (You know, like busting into a tap-dance at every mention of the word "the" or something. but cooler.)
And my friend wants to know your favorite fruit...not sure why..."

Best things to do in a professional setting? I'll refer you to the interview I did with Smith in UTR, where he talks about what he does when he settles up after a show.
Fave fruit, hmm, ya know I think it depends on the occasion. Sometimes you really get the craving for a honeydew melon, or feel like damn, a kumquat would really hit the spot right now. However, fruits are, technically, the ripened ovaries of a flowering plant, which is pretty gross.

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to casey:

"Did you ever realize why we started singing Sacrifice Theory at the Troubadour?"

Nope.

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to jordana:

"Ok, we all know that you have your degree in sociology, but where would it have taken you if you were not discovered in the music industry?

AND... will I ever see AFI and/or Blaqk Audio play in Northern Ireland? You always seem to skim over us and since I am only a meer student, I cannot afford flights and such over to England and back... and I love you guys like so much, if I could portray it through a comment I would!
]--------------------------------[ there, thats what fits into the comment block! But seriously, think about the fans over in NI!!!"

I hope I'll never have to find out.
You know, I often wonder how it is that we've never been to Ireland. So random. We've been to the UK countless times but never over to you. Ok:

1. Poland
2. Felldownhead
3. Croatia
4. Halifax
5. Singapore
6. Israel
7. Romania
8. Monterrey
9. Brazil
10. Fargo
11. Nothern Ireland

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to frantic1:

"Do you like roller coasters?"

I must make a confession: I've never been on a roller coaster. Ever. Or any ride for that matter.

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to xonedarkflamex:

"What's your favorite LOLCAT?"

I can't go to that website, I don't have 78 hours to spare right now.

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to markus:

"My question is regarding a lot of Electro right now. I'm planning on studying Sound Engineering in Paris next year and would ask for any help or advice when you make music for Blaqk Audio?

I'm really into a lot of Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT, Uffie, Yelle, SebastiAn, Sebastian Tellier, Justice, and Boys Noize, you should definitely check them out."

I love the Boys Noize album, I've recommended it many times. As for advice, you'd have to be more specific, and then I'll talk your ear off. Be careful in Paris, I hear it's still reeling from Smith flipping off all their babies.

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to christa:

"1.Do you ever miss not being famous?
2. Are there any other instruments you want to learn to play?"

1. Whenever people recognize me on the street, they're always nice and respectful, so I have no problem with it.
2. I suppose, but I already find it hard to find time to spend time on the ones I already know how to play.

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to trauty:

"Well now on a more serious, I was thinking of learning how to play the electric guitar and wanted to know if you had nay tips for me. I'm sure yo get this alot but ya know, when someone kicks ass a helluva lot at something ofcourse people are going to ask them for advice."

They make ELECTRIC guitars now!? There's no real advice to follow, if you're serious about it, devote all the time possible to learning how to play. Don't suck. Don't not shred tons of solos all in people's faces.

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to trauty:

"Well now on a more serious, I was thinking of learning how to play the electric guitar and wanted to know if you had nay tips for me. I'm sure yo get this alot but ya know, when someone kicks ass a helluva lot at something ofcourse people are going to ask them for advice."

They make ELECTRIC guitars now!? There's no real advice to follow, if you're serious about it, devote all the time possible to learning how to play. Don't suck. Don't not shred tons of solos all in people's faces.

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to demi:

"Is there ever any chance of Blaqk Audio coming to a city like Louisville, KY or Cincinnati, OH? I can tell you there are a ton of fans here who would love to see you two perform."

We came to cities such as those on our tour, just not those in particular. I'm sure we'll play out again when we put out a new record, that tour was one of Davey and my favorite tours ever.

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to anonymous:

"Even though you live the sXe lifestyle, what do you think of people who have found themselves doing drugs and drinking, but yet quit?
What do you think of Jeffree Star (I think he's killer rad)
And what do you think of all the fanfics out there about you and Davey??? (Javey)"

People need to make their own life decisions, but if those turn out to be quitting those substance, I'm sure it can only be a positive thing in their lives. Just ask Dr. Drew. Dr. Drew is very tall, tan, and buff in person, by the way.
As for Jeffree, he's a nice guy. He has a tattoo of himself as a kid.
I think I answered the fanfic one earlier.

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to snowyjoey (how YOU doin):

"Hey jade you ever thought about posting some tabs of the two latest albums on the OMB?
It would be sweet to see the way you play your songs, its also a pleasure."

I came across my tabbed out Boy Who Destroyed The World the other day and I realized I hadn't tabbed anything out since Art of Drowning (I think). So yes, that's a good idea. However, I don't know which song or songs I should do.

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to lori:

"So sad about Heath Ledger!
Were you a fan??
Lori
PS Did you FINISH your Birthday Bash Candy?"

Sad indeed. I haven't finished the candy but trust me, I've eaten a ton of it. It's a huge job.

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to sweetedge:

"I was just kinda wondering if you might have a Real Ultimate Power t-shirt, or even maybe a tattoo hidden somewhere"

I wish. Does that still exist?

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to sally:

"When did you get your first tattoo, and which one was it? Also, which one of your tattoos would you say is your favorite?"

I got my first tattoo when I was 16 or 17. Tribal. Armband. Bam. Also my favorite.

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to steve:

"What do you think of Radiohead, more specifically In Rainbows?

Do you forsee AFI doing a tour like Alkaline Trio did, playing mainly old songs? If you guys were to do that, i'd quit school/job/life and follow that show around.

Also, i noticed an Apple on stage when i saw blaqk audio in NYC. were you running ableton like everyone else does or are you a logic guy?"

I don't think I've ever heard anyone say "I don't like Radiohead". Has anyone ever heard the words "Radiohead sucks" uttered? Anyway, yes I like RH. I thought In Rainbows was decent but I just realized I only listened to it a couple of times.
Nah.
I use DP live for Blaqk Audio, I like it because it's very stable. Ableton is a great program but it main strengths are in live tweaking and, since I'm busy playing keyboards live, those functions don't help me.

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to fluffo:

"How do you feel about Heath Ledger's DEATH, and how many comments have you gotten about the EP?"

Covered Heath, and the EP as well, I'm glad people are looking forward to it's release, I am too.

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to hiimniko:

"Because it appears that Blaqk Audio seems like an easier process when it comes to making the album, will we see a Blaqk Audio album coming out sooner than the usual 2 1/2-3 1/2 years? If so, would it be within now and the end of 2009?"

It is indeed easier, since all the music is me, so we'll be putting a new album out much sooner than that. I was, in fact, compiling all my new Blaqk Audio song ideas today and there's about 70 of them, so I have no shortage of material.

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to alyssa:

"what's your favorite AFI song?
... & why? :]"

I don't have a single favorite, although I certainly have favorites. Sometimes an AFI song that I haven't heard in a long time will pop up when I'm listening to my itunes on shuffle. Who Knew came on yesterday, I had totally forgot about that song. I dug it.

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to whitegillis:

"I was wondering how you got into the remixing business (if you could call it that). Do artists specifically come to you to request a remix? Also, I was wondering how some of AFI's remixes came about... I absolutely LOVE Broken Spindles, as well as VnV."

Yes, people come to me and ask me to remix a specific song. Looove to remix. As for those 2 remixes, we're friends with Ronan and the Faint guys as well so we just asked them to do remixes and they turned out great.

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to emily:

"if you and Smith were unicorns, what colour would you be?"

Ya know, I get asked this question a lot....

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to answer that and stay fashionable:

"Jade, you are my idol. thank you for being an inspiration, dude.

also, i just thought of this then, are yu an Incubus fan?"

I don't know much about Incubus, although, and correct me if I'm wrong, I believe they have a song called "Battlestar Scratchlactica"?

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to towerofthemoon:

"Sooo, what's the fate of the Stiff Kittens video? It'd be nice to get some closure, even if it only means being told it won't ever come out. There are still a bunch of us hoping to see it someday, so it'd be lovely to know. (=

Anyway, thanks tons for doing this at all, and The Ligature is awesome."

I answered that one somewhere way back towards the beginning. And thank you.

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to ravenckye:

"would you ever consider moving to Canada??
i know it's a lot colder and all..."

Most definitely, I've professed my love for Montreal and Toronto many times.

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to katlyn:

"what do you enjoy most about playing on stage? infront of thousands of people, many of which have had their lives saved by your music?


if you answer this, then i'd really appreciate it. if not then meh you're a busy dude and i understand =]"

There's so many reasons why playing live is the greatest experience of being in a band. Like you said, playing to people who've been emotionally impacted by your music is very gratifying, the cathartic release we get performing, being able to play these songs that you've spent your blood, sweat, and tears crafting to people who understand.

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To the girl who posted a question in here, I moved it to the questions post and I'll answer it when I get down there.

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to joe:

"Buenas tardes Senor Puget.

What's the deal with chewing Stride gum with the wrapper? Do you do it?"

Wha? Never heard of it. The last candy-related trick I was aware of was making those breath mints spark when you bit into them.

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to harley:

"i recently broke my hip/femer skateboarding a quarter pipe so ...you think you could just wish that I get better please aha more or less for bragging rights :)
thanks aha
keep rockin by the way my name is harley....yes harley :P"

You broke the biggest bone in your body, congrats! And get better, harley, get better.

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to bloodstainxx:

"I don't exactly have a question.. Just a few things.. or a thing.. I want to say :]
First off, I love you :) hahah. Typical, I know.
Second of all, what kinds of songs will we be expecting on the EP?
Hmm.. I guess that was two things, including a question..
Anyhoot.. I love you (again) :) haha"

Very kind. Songs, songs, well all 5 songs are very different from each other, and, as I said before, they're not just some b-sides that weren't good enough to put on an album, I'm really into all of them and would have been happy to see them on one of the past records.

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to afiforever21:

"Jade, I've been wondering what type of car you drive. Also, why are you so flipping hott?

Seriously though, why?

And by the way did you dye your hair black?"

I drive an orange '84 Bronco with monster truck tires. And my hair isn't dyed, it's my natural color, which isn't black, it probably just looks that way in pictures.

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to danika:

"Hey Jade! Hows it going? well im kinda asking the same question... when is the new AFI EP coming out? and wats your myspace? Is it set to private or no? Also when can you and the band come to Seattlw, WA?
p.s. sorry for all the questions lol
thanks for trying to answer poeples question. <3 u rock"

We come to Seattle quite a bit. Anyone there when Davey and I came and sat on that weird deck on the beach with Blaqk Audio?

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to marthagonemad:

"My question is :

Does stage fright eventually lessen andwouldyoulistentomybandandtellme
whatyouthink (myspace.com/thelillapucians)?"

Your poor spacebar is on the fritz. Yes, I can remember when I played my first shows (with the band I was in with Nick 13), we were 16 or 17 and had the proverbial butterflies. Now I just look forward to getting out there onstage and playing. So the fear transitions into anticipation.
And I like your band! What do you do in it?

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to yazface:

"Let's see, as someone I've admired for a while now, I think it only natural to ask you this:

So far in your life, what's the most important thing you've learned?"

I just woke up, it'll take me a bit to come up with some sage advice.

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to drea:

"hmm...
I want to know if you are ever going to write a novel?
like just you writing it.
I heard that you wanted too... so yea :]

i didnt want to leave the predictable comment ....like when is the EP gonna be released lol

and your most definately my guitar hero :]
corny i know... but true :D
AFI is my favorite band and Blaqk Audio is my second :)
just thought ide add that.
Ill be an AFI fan forever.

Love Ya!
<3
DREA"

Well thank you. I have a very solid idea for a novel, so yes, I hope to get around to it eventually. The big barrier for me is to get past the 200 page mark without losing interest in the idea like I've done in the past.

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to bailey:

"Okay, hi.
I was wondering what is said during the beginning of Endlessly She Said. Thank you for taking time to read these, it really shows how you care."

Ya know, I can't remember. I dug up some old vocals of Davey's that we hadn't used and reversed some of the lines and used some of the lines from the actual song for that intro but I don't recall what he was actually saying.

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to light(l.a.):

"Do you wear white socks or black socks???
How do you feel about a person being named after a soda brand???"

Depends on my mood.
Strongly.

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to laurennupp:

"HALLO BABEYYY I've always wondered if there are certain concert moments that just stick with you or faces of people you can't forget. Also/or, what is your earliest childhood memory (mine is eating a used cigarette at a family picnic when i was a toddler...ewwww)?"

I have an amazing recall for shows, I can remember details of almost every show we've played. Especially ones such as me falling off the 10 foot high stage in Switzerland, being upside down in the air but somehow landing on my feet still playing. Or trying to run up the wall in Idaho and sticking my leg straight the sheetrock up to my thigh instead.
As for my earliest memory, I remember....crying?

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to light (la):

"What should my niece be named??
Isabella or Delilah???

P.S. shes coming anyday now, its gonna be BAM!!! AHHHHHH!!! then goo goo gaa gaa, etc."

How bout Nicorette? It's a beautiful name.

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to marisa:

"Anyway, my question is simple, boxers or briefs? (I can't take credit for this question, I had to ask my sister for a unique question...haha)

Thanks again Jade! <3"

Boxer briefs, actually.

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to kombucha:

word association-

spiders--man
nightmares--bird with candybar head
crayons--burnt sienna
frogs--dogs
enchiladas--sin carne
stripes--bill murray
mascara--lash separation
blinds--staring at the sun
marilyn monroe--pills
faries--+i
ebay--e(ast)bay

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to peet:

"Ethiopian Fancy or Ethiopian Supernatural?"


Girls wear shades just to stand on the side of me
They say, "Take that chain off, boy, you blindin' me"
All day my phone ringin', bling bling bling
Can see my earring from a mile, bling bling

-BG

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to ebon:

"So... I debated on this and though about asking a question then thought not to... as you can see I did break down to ask one but I wont hope in an answer.


Best tour memory that is shareable to everyone.

That's it simple I guess."

This just randomly popped into my head. I remember it turning my birthday while driving in the middle of the night through like Arkansas in a van, during the Black Sails tour I think. We stopped at some beat truck stop and everyone got me presents. They included such stellar items as a Gummi foot, a 59 cent pecan pie, a large novelty pencil, and a super-sized jawbreaker.

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to nixx:

"Hey, Jade. I'm super late on this but I'll try anyway:

What's your favourite way to deal with stress?

I've got exams all week and I'm close to pulling out my hair and bawling in frustration from all the stress of passing my Law and Philosophy classes -_-."

Well, you've probably already taken those exams so I hope you didn't freak out on your hair. You know what I just thought of, when people go bald why doesn't the hair recede from the back and sides up? Then bald people would just look like they had a sweet fade. Thanks alot, nature!

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to alayna:

"I'm so happy that you're willing to do this. :)

I'm pretty sure I'm too late on this, but I'm just going to take my chances & ask a random question, as I don't feel like prodding you about the new album or EP (good things come in time)

What's your favorite Apoptygma Berzerk album? I like Welcome to Earth & 7 a lot myself."

Welcome to Earth is my fav, but I really like Harmonizer as well. I think I'll dust that album off today, thanks for the reminder.

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to echoe:

"There's actually a chance that the awesome guitarist of the best band ever is going to answer my question? Wow.

How did you meet your girlfriend and how long have you been going out?

I'm just curious because I'm tired of people at my school calling you gay and wanted some more background info to back up my defense."

I've been with a girl for 3 years and I'm still gay? Wow, they reeeally want me to be gay.

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to ashleigh:

"So, my question: is Munch a lap whore? Or, do you often instead find a certain part of a couch (or bed/cushion/alternate piece of furniture or floor) taken up by a ball of doggie?"

Munch is a loner, Dottie, a rebel. She's very fickle. Sort of like a cat. Or a bat, or rat, or a baby seal.

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to bangbanglou:

"Hey Jade!
Tell me your feeling towards Placebo.
Have you ever met them??
I know you played a festival together last year.

And with afi and placebo being my 2favorite things in the world, these little facts can make a girl go crazy."

Davey and I really like Placebo. Never met them though.

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to jessiqa:

"To repeat a question already asked, but one I have great interest in . . .
Who will likely be producing the next AFI album?"

Good question, we haven't decided yet but it's obviously a big decision. Hopefully not Greg Kinnear.

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to ashling:

"'Nother question. After almost a year Mak-A-Wish FINALLY got back to me. But they were all, "You should probably come up with something else because AFI isn't 'seeing anyone' at the moment." Well, eff that, I'm waiting as long as I need to. So, how long would you estimate this wait to be?

Thank yoooooou, enjoy your day, or night, or whatever time it may be when[if] you read this. :)"

Sorry, that's totally lame of someone, we've never once turned down a make-a-wish request, including bringing a girl into the studio with us to hang out while we were recording Decemberunderground. So somebody is jerking you around, sorry bout that.

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to shrubs:

(I feel like I'm speaking to the bushes)

"What does Mardi Gras celebrate?"

"Mardi Gras" (French for Fat Tuesday) is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called "Shrove Tuesday" or "Pancake Day". Mardi Gras is the final day of Carnival the three day period preceding the beginning of Lent, the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday immediately before Ash Wednesday (some traditions count Carnival as the entire period of time between Epiphany or Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday).
So I guess it's celebrating pancakes. Now that's a holiday I can really get behind. I'm tired of all these holidays celebrating love and thanks and presidents. Finally someone thought of the pancakes for once.

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to eleventy times eleven: (=1210)

"Hmmm... Let's see.
What is something you would absolutely love to do but don't think you will ever pursue?

Oh and, if you could win an award for any one thing, what would it be?"

Gold medal in horse whispering at the Olympics. I think I just answered both your questions.

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to michy:

"which other member of AFI do you see most in a social context, where it has nothing to do with the band?"

Probably Davey. We're together so much because we write AFI songs together and we do Blaqk Audio as well. However, everyone in the band is friends, which is probably a major reason why we've been able to stay together for so long.

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to absintheminded:

"Awesome. Thanks! Ok, let's say you see your Doppelganger in some city you are touring, maybe Paris or Ankara (have you been there?) As you know , history is resplendent with examples of these "creatures" Hell, English poet John Donne claimed to have met his wife's Doppelganger in Paris shortly before his daughter was stillborn, just to mention one!

So, you have seen him at an ,oh-lets say, Turkish coffee shop and you decide to shadow this Doppelganger (or your Jungian Shadow Archetype if that is more to your liking) for the day! This is not the "evil twin" type that people have created from the originals.

Ok, how is he different from YOU and what does he do that you never would? Do your friends know it is not you? What does he do that makes you palm slap your forehead? This is meant as a fun question, I hope, so please know it is not meant to pry! Thanks again Jade!"

He probably likes bagel dogs instead of corn dogs.

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to follow the white rabbit:

"hi jade!

my question: if you could play any character in any film, who would it be and why?

And if you could choose for your bandmates, which characters in which films do you think would best be suited for Davey, Adam and Hunter.

Thanx.

ps. Its awesome the amount of effort that you put into getting in touch with the fans."

That's just too hard. So many choices. But if we were characters from Ghostbusters, Davey would be the opening credits, Hunter would be the person that locked Rick Moranis out of his apartment, Adam would be library monster, and I would be Ray Parker Jr.

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to morningstar:

"hey Jade! ok so my question is this:

how do you manage to remain so expressionless? like, you smile and laugh but during shows your face portrays no emotion. i think thats really cool, because you manage to portray every emotion and feeling when you dont show any. (i hope this makes sense...)
anyway, your stage antics are incredible. your by far the most amazing and talented guitar player in the 21st century music scene.
your jumps make every high school cheerleader jealous.
<3
Julie
"

Interesting question. I'm not consciously stoic onstage but it makes sense because I'm expressing myself through the music and the performance so it's sort of unnecessary to emote physically.

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to sinthe:

"If a cow were to somehow find its way into your living room, what would you do?"

A better question is what would the cow do? Hopefully not what I think it'd do.

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to liliennewyntre:

"What did you sample in Wake Up Open The Door And Escape To The Sea ?"

I found some weird unmarked voice pieces that were sort of unexplainable and I liked the idea that any meaning could be attributed to them because they're so out of context.

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to ninjawithaguitar:

"WOO HOO! Lol. Weird light house...Anyways,How've you been? Can't wait for the new AFI cd. Major excitment. Lol. Whatcha been up to..beside working on the new album? =]"

I've been up to my ears in riffs and chord progressions, brother.

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to kristi:

"Does Davey have good handwriting?

I'm hopefully getting tattooed by Trever from 18V durring spring break. It will be my second AFI tattoo, but my first tattoo in 4 years. Part of it will be AFI lyrics and I thought it would be amazing to have them in Davey's handwriting if I like it."

That's very flattering that you're getting an AFI tattoo, but just a little advice, don't get it in Davey's handwriting. I have an illegible scrawl myself so I have no room to talk.

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to jackie:

"What's Munch's favorite color?

Is she vegetarian as well? (you may think I'm nuts but dogs can be vegetarians. I plan on bringing her some awesome vegan cookies if I ever get into a meet and greet)

Big dogs vs. small dogs?"

Her favorite color is bone. And yes, I guess she is a vegetarian due to the fact that she's never had meat. However I'm sure she'd strip down a whole cow like a piranha if given the chance.
And, I've had chihuahuas my whole life so I'd have to go with small dogs.