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from:
Wantagh, NY - United States
January 24, 2000

Hey i got one question for Erik Ghint. I'm a punk drummer also for a band and i was wondering if you have ever went through any wrist problems in the past?

Ya, they hurt. -SMELLY


from:
San Pedro, CA - United States
January 24, 2000

Hey Eric, how long have you been playing drums and did you take lessons? You rule!

I've been playing drums for 19 years, god I am old! Yes I took lessons, I took flute lessons when I was 8 or 9! Thanks for asking. -SMELLY


from: Matt
Ponca City, OK - United States
January 24, 2000

Will there ever be a NOFX dvd? Like a new one or just a re-release of 10 years...

both

Fat Mike


from: Milf
Lancaster, CA - United States
January 24, 2000

Have any of you been arrested for anything?

Melvin says: On one tour, we got pulled over because our roadie was driving like a maniac, which seemed normal to us, but the New York state troopers didn't like it, so they searched the van and found a police-style billy club and since the van belonged to Fat Mike, he spent the night in jail. Then there was the time we got pulled over at some checkpoint in the middle of Wyoming. They said that they were checking our lights for "Highway Safety." There was a drug dog and it started barking at the can. I pulled my bag of sticky skunk bud out of my backpack and tried to swallow it, but I missed a little nugget and they found it. They wanted to arrest me, but the DEA agent in charge, probably looking for a much bigger charge, let me post bail there on the spot and let us get to our show in Colorado Springs.
Smelly says: Ya, we have all done our time in the big house. That's where me and Hefe met. We were both in Juvie and we got in a fight. The counselor thought it would be a good idea to have us work through our problems in the laundry room together. So after a couple months of checking out people's dirty ass underwear we became very close friends.
Hefe says: Yea, I've been arrested for crystal meth and possession of counterfeit money. That was before I met NOFX.


from: Tim
Pittsburgh, PA - United States
January 24, 2000

What were some of the jobs you guys had before you could live off of the money you made playing, etc..

I worked at Burger King in downtown Sacramento, landscaping in Hollywood, Kater Litho in Hollywood, busboy, dishwasher, oyster bar worker, bodywork in a metal factory, bag boy at Deli Delight in downtown Sacto, and pan handling on Hollywood Blvd. -EL HEFE


from: PC
Ithaca, NY - United States
January 24, 2000

What trumpet do you use, and what's your dream horn? (Details out the ass and around the corner.)

I play a Gettsen Horn with a Gardenelli 7m mouth piece. That's 7 top and m bottom. You can buy the mouth piece only in New York, New York. The top half of the mouth piece screws off so you can change the depth by screwing in on another size mouth piece. If you find your valves sticking, try shoving them straight up your ass while having an oily discharge. -EL HEFE


from: ?????
?????, Other - United States
January 22, 2000

Have you heard the NOFX bootleg disc's Back In the Garage, Together on the Road, and Drunk in Public? What's the story behind those and what do you think of them? Will you always end the show with The Brews and Buggley Eyes.

Ya, We have heard a lot of those bootlegs. I think it sucks when the bootlegers put out really bad quality stuff, but if its good sounding stuff, I dont mind that much. On the one hand they are ripping the band off, but on the other they are putting something out that stokes the kids. Kind of a collector's item. That is just my opinion, I'm not sure about the rest of the band. Now for the second question, the answer is: I don't know! -SMELLY


from: John
PA - United States
January 22, 2000

Did anything ever become of the hidden track on "So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes?" Did word ever get to Howard Stern, have you ever spoken to him? Is there a story behind that hidden track?

Some kid sent us a copy of the Howard Stern show when he was talking shit about us. We thought it was funny so we put it on the record. We never heard from him. FAT Mike


from: Vince
Other - United States
January 22, 2000

What kind of car do the members of NOFX drive?

Melvin - 1973 Ford Bronco. I also have a '66 Mustang that doesn't run. Mike - A Van Smelly - 1992 Chevy pickup El Hefe - 1947 Chevy coup. Also a '99 Toyota -MELVIN


from: Tom
CA - United States
January 22, 2000

Who plays lead guitar, Melvin or El Hefe? And who does most of the backing vocals with the really high voice?

I play lead guitar. I do all the backing vocals, the really high one. On Longest Line, White Trash, Punk In Drublic, Heard They Suck Live, Heavy Petting Zoo, and the 7"s. Fat Mike has Spike doing the backup vocals now on all the latest cd's, like So Long. . . and the Decline. Except the slow part in The Decline I wrote and Mike changed the words to his own. I sing that. -EL HEFE


from: Matt
PA - United States
January 22, 2000

Hey Mike, How many countries have you guys played in? Which county is your favorite to play in or just be in?

We've played in 29 countries. My favorite is Australia cuz everyone is so cool there. -FAT Mike


from: ????
????, Other - United States
January 22, 2000

What was Erik (the drummer's) cymbal setup for "So Long and Thanks For All the Shoes?" I know he plays Zildians, I'm just wondering what makes and sizes he used. I think the drums among everything else sound excellent. Thank you much.

I use a couple of trash can lids as well as a Volkswagon hood, but don't tell Zildjian, they think I used 14 inch new beat hi-hats, 17 and 19 inch k's and a 20 inch heavy ride. -SMELLY


from: Fred
0 - Canada
January 22, 2000

Was the Stickin' In My Eye video shot at Gilman in Berkeley?

YES. -FAT MIKE


from: Donny
CA - United States
January 22, 2000

Fat Mike, what was your favorite tour (year) and who is your favorite band to play with on tour? The Decline KICKS ASS.

My favorite tour was our first one in Japan. We squatted a lot and stayed at weird sex hotels and took a lot of subways to shows. My favorite band to tour with is either Teen Idols or Lagwagon. -FAT Mike


from: Luke
PA - United States
January 22, 2000

Can you buy NOFX Cisco bottles anywhere?

No, we drank them all. -THE BAND


from: Jeff
Other - United States
January 22, 2000

What amp brands to Eric and El Hefe use??

That's an easy one. El Hefe uses a Mesa/Boogie Mark 111 through a Boogie 4x12 cab. I use a Mesa/Boogie Mark IV through a Marshall 4x12 cab loaded with 4 200 watt Electro Voice speakers. -Melvin


from: Brian
MD - United States
January 22, 2000

Are you guys going to put guitar and abss tablatures up on your page?

Naw, I can't even remember how to play half our songs, let alone write them out. -FAT Mike


from: Gume
0 - Uruguay
January 22, 2000

I read that during the recording of Ribbed you -Mike- and Bret were playig fast chess. . .Do you play chess frequently? Do you have a USCF rating?

I quit playing chess and took up drinking instead. FAT Mike


from: Nat
NH - United States
January 22, 2000

Hey Mike, I know you're big on Bad Religion but other than that what are your influences in music. Cuz you guys have a cool style and I was wonderin' where it came from.

I mostly listen to punk rock bands. Here are some of my faves: Lillingtons, Dillinger 4, Jawbreaker, Refused, Descendents, Op Ivy, RKL, DI, Minor Threat, Subhumans, and a bunch of FAT bands whom I can't say cuz I might hurt someone's feelings. I also like Weezer, Foo Fighters, NIN, Madonna, Superdrag, and Supergrass. Kinda weird. -FAT Mike


from: Dunster
0 - United Kingdom
January 22, 2000

Do you feel a bit of a cunt that you had those anti-vegetarian songs on "Liberal Animation," or do you not give a fuck?

Yes, I feel like a cunt. That's life, live and learn. -FAT Mike


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