Durante la semana del 4 de agosto de 2007, condujimos una entrevista via email con Dave Baksh, el líder de Brown Brigade y antiguo guitarrista de Sum 41.
Infinitas gracias a Greg Murray, sin él nada de esto hubiera sido posible. Más agradecimientos van para Jenn Baksh y por supuesto, Dave Brownsound. La gramática y ortografía ha sido dejada intacta. Pronto habrá una traducción.
1. Happy (Belated) Birthday! Do anything to
My birthday was great this year my family made the
whole weekend a party. It was good to see all of them
again. Especially all my new cousins from pregnancies
2. "In The Mouth Of Badd(d)ness" is scheduled to
release in the Fall. We're sure many fans have
already heard the five songs released online, which
sound great, by the way. What can fans expect of the
rest of the record?
The same thing we cut the record so it is a 45 minute
experience of intensity mixed with laughs and lessons.
There are some good stone grooves on this one as well.
With a little sample of our funk influences.
3. What is the songwriting process for Brown
Well Vaughn and I will get together sometimes after we
write a riff or before that we feel is worth writing
further. I've actually never asked Vaughn how he
writes riffs. When I am inspired it's usually with a
rhythm with no notes. Notes with me get added in after
the fact. I've always been more attracted to rhythmic
music since I can remember. For example, If given a
choice I would rather listen to James Brown then the
Beatles. No insult to the Beatles it's just that James
lyrics are easier for me to relate to. He was a father
to me in the fact that he taught me about racism and
its ill effects.
4. How was your experience recording this album?
Did it feel very different from making any Sum 41
records? We've heard you recorded it in your own
No. Actually we recorded an Ep called "Appetizer for
Destruction" in my basement. All of our website
content will be recorded in my basement. This includes
guest singers on the instrumentals of our album, funk,
reggae and whatever else we feel like writing. All
besides our actual album in stores will be available
on our website in hidden link fashion. Yes all of our
free music is hidden on our site. For example right
now I'm trying to get a punk rock EP off of the
ground. I wrote it for my friends in sum as a memoir
of our time together.
As for the recording process on "In The Mouth Of
Badd(d)ness" We went to a studio. It was different
from the sum record as we didn't time our record as
much as past records I have performed on. The overall
quality of our sound is more low fi as well. Not on
prupose, it's just how the tones in our head came out.
So it's quite different but the end result is the same
as any record I have performed on. I am very happy.
5. How about touring? You guys plan to travel the
We dream of touring the world. To visualize it would
be amazing. Regardless we will go out for so long I
hope to not recognize my hometown when I get back.
6. Tell us about the "Brown Knight"...is he the
next Edward the Great?
Edward is a kind man The Brown Knight is our beacon of
Unity and peace. We decide to write a story around him
to help with questions. It gets very nerdy so if you
are "too cool" go listen to "Panic At The Disco"
He is a samurai in a world based on musical genres
replacing countries. So the queen is the queen of pop.
She has been turned evil (all puns and parallels are
intended in the story by the way) There is a blues
realm resembling New Orleans, A hip hop realm
resembling New York and La in the proper beginnings.
basically his story is an analogy for the world we
live in. It's an attempt to teach people about the
power or corruption and the destruction of our earth
7. Speaking of Iron Maiden...what made you decide
to do a cover of them? Why did you pick Hallowed by
thy Name? Has this song been a favorite of yours for
awhile and how has it inspired you?
I have been playing Hallowed Be Thy name for years
now. I really enjoy that song. It's funny, while I was
in Africa during the conflict that broke out between
Rwandan militiamen and the Congolese army that song
was in my head a lot. It was the first song I listened
to when I got back to the hotel in Uganda. I absorb
the lyrics as a lesson to all of us afraid of death.
8. Sum 41's latest record "Underclass Hero" came
out on July 24th. Have you heard it yet? If so, what
do you think of it?
Yes I finally heard it two days ago. It finally sounds
like Deryck has accepted what he loves to write and
did it. I'm proud of the guys.
9. Deryck tells us of a band conflict back in
2001. Can you tell us what happened?
Not sure what he's talking about. My feelings of
leaving had started after the first demos for Chuck
were released. These things are up to people to ask
though. Otherwise as humans it seems people like to
fill in the blanks with their own fantasies.
10. In addition, does Deryck's discredit of you
working on Sum 41 albums bother you at all?
No. It's his way of protecting his baby. I would never
take offense. To start an argument on this fact would
be childish and disrespectful to a part of my family.
11. We've heard you're friends with Tom of
Gob...have you talked to him since he joined the
band as a touring guitarist?
I have looked up to Tom's playing since we first
toured with Gob. He is an amazing guitar player and an
even better friend. There will always be love for Tom
and all of Gob.
12. What is the thing that keeps you playing? Fans'
reaction to your music, a chance to play in front of
a big crowd or something else?
Music in general, it's in my head 24 hours a day. (No
Ipod required for this) There is no real reason.
Sometimes it can be a curse with how guilty you feel
for going somewhere like the zoo when you could be
practicing for that extra couple of hours. But it's
all for nothing just a means to express my mind. I
suppose that's why I feel so feeble comparing my
expertise to that of a physicist.
13. Have you ever been back to Guyana to visit
family or on vacation? Any highlights?
Yes, I did go back to Guyana. Some of the highlights
were watching a bull mount a cow on our front lawn. I
saw first hand how meat is processed in a third world
country. It's processed downstairs. My poor sister
thought we had bought a goat for her. I also fell in
love with a girl and gave her my watch. Two weeks
later a letter came with her message of leaving me
with the watch in the letter. Heartbreaking I know.
Fox is turning it into a movie starring the dude in
Harold and Kumar.
14. What musical achievement are you most proud of?
Achievements mean nothing to me. They are just passing
moments in time.
15. What's the best thing about being Canadian?
Losing our healthcare to a conservative Government. I
think it's cool being Canadian as I was raised with a
lot of thing some people aren't today such as: meals,
water and family. But there was a lot of racism where
I grew up. Cousins of mine being beaten for being
brown, being called nigger by store clerks. So that
aspect was hard when I was a kid. But If I knew then
what I knew now. I would not have wondered why these
people were so angry at me. Ignorance is bliss and
ignorance breeds faster than rabbits on Viagra.
16. What are the five things that you could not
Oxygen, Brain, Heart, Blood, and a fertilized egg.
Material things can help but you need these five to
even have a concept of reality.
17. Here's a tough one...Spongebob or Patrick?
18. What's next for Dave Brownsound?
Same old, music and a quest for knowledge of this
heated rock I live on.
19. What do you think of TheresNoSolution.com?
It' always cool to see you've helped to inspire
creation whether it be a website or anything for that
matter. I wish you the best of luck.
20. Question 20
is up to you! The reader! You can email Dave at Dave_Brownsound@yahoo.com, and find out answers for yourself.
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