The members of STRAY FROM THE PATH, whose name has the same number of words as “STICK TO YOUR GUNS”
One of the coolest things for me is when I come across someone in a band that I’ve written about/made fun of and discover that they aren’t mad. I mean, it’s OK when they’re mad because that can be funny too, but my thing has always been “making fun of stuff that I like,” like when you are your friends sit around eating Taco Bell and busting each others’ balls. I mean, that’s what guys do when they’re with their friends, right?? And let’s be real, people who can’t laugh at themselves are usually d-bags.
So when I ran into Chris from STICK TO UR GUNS the other day when they were on tour with THE STORY SO FAR and ROTTING OUT and he told me that SYWH was regular reading material in their van, I was super stoked. I mean, to know that the kings of HARDCORE-CORE were reading my blog, wow!!
Anyway, Chris is not only a real cool guy but a veteran of the 90s hardcore scene who did time in WALLS OF JERICHO, slogging it out in all the same terrifying/gross midwest basements, punk rock flophouses and VFW halls as I did back in the late 90s, so we were instant buddies. In this podcast we talk about the differences between then and now, dealing with the presence of jailbait fangirls at hardcore shows, and getting old. Good stuff IMO, and thanks to Chris for doing it!