Homegrown Interview

Homegrown Interview by J.J. Mace
J.J.: Who is Homegrown? and can you tell me your names and what you do in the band?

Darren: HOME GROWN IS :

DAN HAMMOND GUITAR,
JOHN TRAN VOX AND GUITAR,
ADAM LOHRBACH VOX AND BASS,
DARREN REYNOLDS DRUMS

J.J.: Who are your musical influences ?

Darren: FROM THE LATE 90’S IT WAS MORE LIKE SCREECHING WEASEL, OP IVY, AND NOW ITS SPREAD TO EVERYTHING LIKE REFUSED, PIEBALD, SAVES THE DAY, AND GHOSTFACE KILLAH, THE WU, ETC…

J.J.: Whats your look on the way Punk has been going since you first started?

Darren: PUNK JUST RISES AND FALLS LIKE THE SUN, IT GETS IN THE MAINSTREAM THEN GOES AWAY AND THEN RE EMERGES AGAIN, YOU CAN GET RID OF IT. PUNK IS NOW COOL. NEXT YEAR ITLL BE SOMETHING ELSE, LIKE ALL THE SCREAMO BANDS NOW, PROBABLY NEXT YEAR ITLL BE SOMETHING ELSE LIKE TECHNOROCK OR SOMETHING THEN HOPEFULLY ITLL BE OUR TIME AFTER THAT AND WE CAN GET HOUSES, AND CARS AND BE ON CRIBS.

J.J.: Do you think its trendy to be a Punk nowadays ?

Darren: ITS IN HOT TOPIC SO I THINK ITS A LITTLE TRENDY, BUT ITS GETTING UNCOOL AGAIN WHICH RIPS.

J.J.: What is in your CD player right now?

Darren: SAVES THE DAY, THE EARLY NOVEMBER, NWA, REFUSED, GLASSJAW BECAUSE YOU KNOW MY WHIP HAS GOT A MUTHA FUCKING 6 DISK CHANGER.

J.J.: Word is you have been in the studio Lately working on new stuff. How is that going?

Darren: THE NEW SONGS ARE GOING REALLY GOOD WITH A LITTLE DARKER EDGE WHICH IS NICE, I CANT WAIT TO HEAR THE FINISHED PRODUCTS ON THEM.

J.J. Whats the new EP called? when does the new album come out?

IT IS NAMELESS RIGHT NOW BUT YOU CAN COUNT ON BAD ARTWORK, AND EVEN WORSE PROMO PICTURES. THE MUSIC HOWEVER WILL FUCK YOU UP.

J.J.: What can we expect from the new stuff as opposed to the older stuff?

MORE ELECTRONIC AND DIFFERENT SOUNDING DRUMS AND MORE HEARTFELT LYRICS. HARDER MUSIC AND CHALLENGING OUR FANS.

J.J.: You are slightly new, but not too new, what is it like playing the old stuff?

Darren: I WAS A FAN OF HOME GROWN WHEN I JOINED OVER FOUR YEARS AGO NOW SO PLAYING THE OLD SONGS ARE FUN TO ME BECAUSE ITS LIKE KARIOKE WHEN I PLAY THEM, I CAN PUT MY OWN TOUCHES ON THEM.

J.J.: When Homegrown is not playing as a band what do you do?

Darren: MOTO X, SKATE, SURF, RIPPING CONSTANTLY, PLAYING HOCKEY, GOLF, WORKING ON MY TRUCK, RUNNING MY CLOTHING LINE, SIGNING RIPPERS.

J.J.: Does anyone skate or surf in the band, or any other kind of activity like that?

Darren: WE ALL SKATE BUT WHEN WE FALL IT FUCKING HURTS WAY MORE THAN IT DID A FEW YEARS AGO. SURFING IS FAVORED BY US BECAUSE WE HAVE TO STAY HEALTHY AND FALLING IN THE WATER IS MUCH SOFTER BUT WE SINK N SHIT SO DROWNING IS SCARY SHIT TOO. BUT IN THE DAY, WE COULD HOLD OUR OWN.

J.J.:Will you be playing Warped tour this year?

Darren: NOPE

J.J.: Is there a tour planned for this summer or anytime soon?

Darren: NOPE WERE BEING LAZY RIGHT NOW AND IT FEELS GOOD, LETS ME WORK ON MY CLOTHING LINE AND GIVE ATTENTION TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT.

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J.J.: I guess that concludes this little interview , is there anything you want to say or anyone you would like to thank before we finish?

Darren: UM, WATCH CRANK YANKERS, AND GO RIP.

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