Troy B Balthazar / Chokebore
e-mail interview - oct 2001
by SEB WOOd
hello there well Im still in hawaii just enjoying the visit and keeping very busy with songs so heres my answers sorry they took so long
What is like
recording your new album ??
The recording of this album was hard because we worked with an incompetent man but in the end all that matters is that the music sounds good and I think it does but I really wanted to punch that mans face every day but I didnt because hes realy not that bad of a person just very bad and slow at recording
When does it come
the spring I hope or maybe still come out in summer were not exactly sure yet
Have you got a title
?? Do you plan to record another
"its a miracle"
Did you have much
difficulty finding out a new label ??
no it all worked out with the label...were working with a good label called "Pale Blue" in france
At the end of
'sections' (Strangelines ep), there is the beginning of another new song,
isn't it ?? ('she thought she flew alone...).
yes the "she flew alone" end is a song called ts on the new album
You toured with
UNWOUND this summer. Do you like them ?? Don't you think their last cd is
Unwond is a truly a great band it was a please to tour with them
What are you named
after ?? = what means CHOKEBORE ??
it means sad music that is good to write (to me)
Who is the drummer
on the new album ??
christian "mad dog" Madrigal is the drummer he also drummed on a taste for bitters
Could you tell us
about the BBalthazar sideproject ?? Does the release of the album has been
B.Balthazar is a side project that Ive been doing with my spare time.....its more acoustic then chokebore and I play all the instuments...I have a 3 song cd on my web site www.sweetreceiver.com you can see a cool video there too...........im gonna be touring around alot in the near future starting in Italy in march........I really want to play in france so if anyone knows of some cool places to play write to me!! I want to play music everyday !!!!
Do you write a
lot of short stories ??
yes ive been writing for many years now ...some storoies are stupid and funny and some are very serious (i like these best)
Do you plan to tour
in France soon ??
yes I really hope so...its what I want more than everything else.......its a great feeling to play music that is not stupid.
Has new wave
affected HAWAII at all ??
no new wave in hawaii only sunny guitars and lots of fishes swimming around this little island...but no new wave.
OK, now here are 10
sillllllllllyyyyyyy questions (this last one might have been here...)
"Was you ever
bit by a dead bee ?"
yes when I was young it was a big black on and it hurt like hell
What becomes of the
they sit in a hotel room in hawaii and write sad songs all day and only stop to go swimming and eat as much food as possible.
Are you insomniac ??
How do you cope with it ?
no I can sleep for 10 hours easy!
Which golden age
Hollywood star would you dream of ??
Bela Lagosi(s dead)
Do you like
What is Only
Angels Have Wings all about ??
I have no idea but I hope its about music and ideas !!!!
Favourite band and
worst favourite band of the moment??
What do you think of
I saw it today and it was so beautiful in the pacific ocean
What is a lemonade
it is a yummy lemon drink made by squeezing lemons with sugar and water
my fingers are tired but it was fun answering these good questions...... bye bye from the other side of the world Troy BBalthazar thanks!!!