Enjoy The Magic At JimmyEatWorld!
I sent ChartBlog's cub reporter Sam Horner off to interview Jim and Tom from Jimmy Eat World a couple of weeks back. He's a fan, and wanted to ask them lots of nice questions. See if you can guess which are his and which are mine...
ChartBlog: So you guys have had 2 sold out London dates on a fully sold out tour this time around. Are you chuffed?
Jim: Oh yeah, It's a big deal, ONE is a big deal! [laughs]
ChartBlog: Its just coming around to the UK's dirty festival season. Are you guys planning on playing any?
Tom: We're going to play Download, not sure on which day though.
ChartBlog: What main differences do you find with shows in the UK and those back home in the States?
Jim: In general the UK shows are a lot more energetic, more active and it makes for more fun and easier to tell if you're playing well from the reaction of the crowd.
ChartBlog: Are there any UK bands that you would like to take out on tour with you in the states?
Tom: Oasis maybe...[laughs]
Jim: Or the Rolling Stones...[laughs]
Tom: Yeah there are alot of bands we would love to tour with that we like.
Jim: Where are British Sea Power from?
All: No idea (Later to be revealed they are from Cumbria and West Yorkshire).
Jim: Oh...well them.
ChartBlog: What music is currently playing in your iPods?
Jim: I've been listening to this New Zealand band called DIE! DIE! DIE! which are pretty rocking.
ChartBlog: With such a catalogue of songs and albums, how do you guys decide which songs to play on a set list?
Jim: From what we think will go down the best, and songs we haven't played for a while. We've thrown in a few more older songs recently. We'll mix it up, we never play all the latest record, we try and mix a lot about.
ChartBlog: So I promised I'd ask you some questions on behalf of my boss Fraser...If there was a theme park called JimmyEatWorld, which rides would you include?
Jim: Teacups? or the Gondola across the park.
Tom: The Scrambler.
Jim: The Scrambler?
Tom: Yeah, its got like three parts and spins in a circle...
Jim: The Zipper?
Tom: Yeah, the Zipper!
ChartBlog: What JimmyEatWorld snacks would there be in the food hall?
Tom: Suicide Wings.
ChartBlog:When your parents get angry at the band, do they refer to them as James Eat World?
Jim: [laughs] Thats definitely the full name! That's when you know your parents are angry, definately when they call you by your full name.
ChartBlog: Does that happen often?
Tom: No, we are good kids.
ChartBlog: So what are you guys going to do with your afternoon in Camden?
Jim: I wanted to go to that rave shop, and buy loads of raver gear.
Tom: I've never been there before.
Jim: Yeah that's it. Lots of UV lights and yellow stuff and strobey.
ChartBlog: That look would suit you guys.
Jim: Thanks! We were going to get luminous dreadlocks. Definitely go down well.
But NOT theme park form. Why, Lord, WHY??