Steal the Spotlight: Hey Buddy, how are you doing today?
Buddy: Not bad, same shit different day.
STS: I first want to start by saying it’s harder than hell to get a good picture
Buddy: Why is that?
STS: You are all over the stage!
Buddy: Well, I give it all I got.
STS: You were slatted to be apart of the T.J. Martell Foundation Bowling Tournament.
How did that go?
Buddy: We actually didn’t make it, we were having some issues.
STS: Aw that sucks, that’s a great thing they put together for a great cause.
Buddy: Well stuff happens sometimes, I mean we would have been there.
STS: Being on the Warped Tour again, what type of touring would you prefer begin on?
This festival type or on tour with 2 or 3 other bands playing clubs.
Buddy: Clubs for sure, you get to play more and it’s not as hectic.
STS: So what’s behind the band’s name?
Buddy: Eastern Religion, a Nirvana type thing.
STS: Musically and lyrically what other bands have you drawn from?
Buddy: Thursday, Saves the Day and many more. Every band have taken or stole items from
other bands, it’s just how it is.
STS: What about the Lyrics?
Buddy: personal experiences. It’s the easies thing to write about. It’s happened
STS: I know what you mean, I have reviewed some albums that have made up stories as
tracks and for the most part they don’t flow or have substance. I mean once in a way they hit one out of the part that
way, but it’s hard to do and they are few and far between.
STS: How thrilled are you to be coming up on the 1 Million albums sold mark?
Buddy: Really don’t care. It’s not about selling records. Yeah it might mean
something back a couple of decades ago when you couldn’t share or download.
STS: Are there any plans of a DVD or deluxe edition of “Life Is Not A Waiting
Room” like “Searching?”
STS: What about a follow-up to “Life,” is it in the works yet?
Buddy: Nope, taking everything one day at a time.
STS: What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you, that you are willing
to talk about, on tour?
Buddy: I don’t talk about things like that.
STS: If you could give one piece of advice for young, up and coming bands, what would
Buddy: Break Up!
Buddy: Yes, unless you are so totally awesome that you are going to blow everyone out
of the water, break up. There are so many bands that are producing shit and labels are releasing it because that is all they
have to release. It they are awesome and want to be here, break up. It’s a hard way of life.
STS: That’s an interesting way of looking at it.
STS: Okay, I have one last question and I’ll get out of your hair and let this
young lady ask a few question. What band or artist would you want to share the stage with?
Buddy: They are my favorite.
STS: Okay, well that’s all from me, it was good talking to you and thanks for
Buddy: No problem