It is such a pleasure to be able to catch up with yourself
and My Son The Bum... Is the line up the same as our last interview?
Brian: The line up is the same. However, we have 3 guest performances by
Shawn Murray on Drums (Willy DeVille/Mink Deville Band) that will be
next album. John O.Reilly was touring with Trans Siberian Orchestra
when these were recorded.
Punk Globe: I have been getting all sorts of updates about a new
recording project tell us about it?
Brian: We've been in the process of completing songs for one or two more
albums. Since we like to jump
rock genres, it's our belief to have as many tracks to choose from as
possible (when we can).
Punk Globe: Where did you record the new project at?
Brian: Vu Du Studios - Freeport, New York. Parcheesi Studios, Huntington, New York
and Avalon Studios, Douglaston, New York
Punk Globe: Are you working with a producer or are you producing it yourself?
Brian: Bob Stander and I produce it together.
How many tracks have you recorded?
Punk Globe: Did you record on Analog or Digital?
Brian: Some tracks are all analog, some tracks are digital but with
analog Consoles (mixing boards) and a mixture of vintage analog
and new digital outboard gear
Punk Globe: Who has written the new recordings?
Brian: I've written mostly all the songs. Bob Stander writes a bridge
or part here and there when necessary. Ronnie interprets the vocals
and adds his touch.
Punk Globe: Do you have a release date yet?
Brian: Not yet. The New Carnival was just pressed so we're holding
off another album release until next year.
Am I right when I say that My Son The Bum is mainly a
recording only project? Do you ever play live?
Brian: You are absolutely correct. We don't play live at this point.
Punk Globe: Was there ever a time that you played live and toured?
Were you originally going to play live?
Brian: Yes. Up to now Ronnie and John have never met or talked. There was a
point when we all lived within 40 minutes
of each other. Ronnie moved from The Bronx to Florida and John
O.Reilly moved from Queens and Long Island, New York
to Pennsylvania. Bob Stander and I still live on Long Island. When we
first started recording, it was logistically
possible to play live. With life changes, now it is very improbable.
Punk Globe: Do you want to play live and tour?
Brian: Yes, I very much would like to play live and tour. There would need to
be two bands though, one for recording
and one for touring.
Tell us about the other members of the band and the
projects they are involved with?
Brian: John O.Reilly is the drummer in Trans Siberian Orchestra (west coast
band). They will be touring soon.
Bob Stander is recording, co-producing and playing bass on a future
solo album of
Ricky Byrd (guitarist of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts).
Ronnie Dee has his bands and projects in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.
Punk Globe: Not to long ago My Son The Bum got an outstanding review
out of Australia. Can you tell us about that?
Brian: I had been in touch with Greg Phillips (senior editor & writer) of
Australian Musician Magazine. He is a fan of the
band and wrote a review of 'Are We There Yet?' our second album in
2009. We've kept in touch over time. Peter Merritt (veteran
program director of PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia) is another fan of the
band. Greg and Peter spoke, put their heads
together and brainstormed a phone interview with me. After that, Greg
took the recorded interview and wrote what ended
up to be a feature article in both the print and on line issues of an
Australian Musician Magazine issue.
Punk Globe: Do you have a ink for Punk Globe readers to check the review out?
Punk Globe: Do you have any web addresses for My Son The Bum that you
would like the readers to check out?.
Tell us what is in store for My Son The Bum for the rest
of 2010 and 2011?
Brian: I've been writing new songs as always and trying to get the music out
all over the world.
In addition, I've been thinking about what a gigging, touring band
would be and how
to bring that about. Of course there is the next album in 2011
Punk Globe: It was a great to get to catch up with you and get an
update on the band.. Any parting words for Punk globe readers?
Brian: We would like to thank you and all Punk Globe readers for being part
of our global community and for taking time to read
this interview and listen to the music. We invite you to join our
mailing list to keep you in the loop :)
Punk Globe Readers RAWK !!!!
Punk globe would like to thank Brian Kroll for the great interview.. Be sure to check out My Son The Bum on one the above links.....