By Mike Faloon
Given that the number of band members named Skizz outnumbers the number of band members named Jennifer (Skizzes - 1, Jennifers - 0), have you considered a change of band names?
Nope - I don't want to ever be referred to as "John Irvine (ex Jennifer)", and we don't want to confuse our fans and make it any harder than it is to keep up with our music.
Did you mean "don't ever want to be referred to as John Irvine (ex-Skizz)?"
No, but that is a funnier response.
I've asked the other guys what makes your songs fun to play. What do you anticipate they'll say? (Apologies in advance for any similarities between the format of this question and those used on The Newlywed Game.)
What are the pros and cons of outliving so many Baltimore bands?
When you won the 1995 MTV Beach House Band Contest you turned an $89 investment into $8000 worth of equipment. That's a 900% return. What did you do with your two grand? Any thoughts of working with Eric again?
I personally bought a vintage Gretch Duo Jet which turned out to be a complete lemon (as a lot of 50's Gretches were.) Wish I'd bought Apple stock instead. We would love to work with Eric again - he is doing some really amazing things - but he's extremely busy becoming a world famous experimental film auter. And with all of his film festival responsibilities and musical involvements, Skizz can barely find time to work on his own films. I think it's more likely that we'd pair up with another young film student who'd want to work for $89. I have some great video ideas mapped out if there's one reading this right now. Drop us an email.
You're My Star, dir. Eric Dyer, 1994