For the first time ever, Neon Phosphor sits down with all three principal Tonics.
NP: I AM NEON PHOSPHOR.
MW: hey neon
SC: here i am
NP: SO, HOW WAS BAND PRACTICE?
AK: excellent. the band's sounding tighter than ever; and the songs are coming out great live
SC: fantastic, but their mics smelled really bad when you got up close to them.
MW: we kicked out a few jams. i'd say alek's our secret weapon. he and the micro korg both. people'll be bowled over.
NP: IS THE NEW DRUMMER FITTING IN?
AK: absolutely. the quickness with which alek's been able to pick up our songs and contribute to their sound was a major part of why the rehearsal went so well
SC: cool guy, and keeps a steady rhythm. doesn't speed up, doesn't slow down. what more could you ask for in a drummer?
MW: he's spiced up our seemingly ubiquitous shuffle beat something crazy
NP: COOL. AND I HEARD THERE'LL BE A PIXIES COVER, TOO?
MW: it's in the works. if any ladies haven't fainted by the set's end, we've got it on reserve to ensure full-fledged tonicmania.
AK: we're chained to that band, you could say.
NP: HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT'LL TAKE FOR "TONICMANIA" TO REACH THE RECORD INDUSTRY? I.E. WHEN WILL YOU GET SIGNED?
SC: day after the gig. it would solve my unemployment problem.
MW: jeez, after one of us passes the bar exam, hopefully. i'd rather make a deal with the mob. at least they're honest about being crooks. seriously, i have no idea when what constitutes an honest offer will come along.
AK: cool the ambition, neon. shouldn't you be having fun? we're taking things one step at a time, playing some good old fashioned music and enjoying ourselves. we'll see what happens
MW: i'd like a solid fan base and paying gigs.
NP: I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK WITH THAT. NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT THE UPCOMING ALBUM. I UNDERSTAND IT'S ALMOST FINISHED.
AK: yep. the last lead vocal track was laid down today. it's all downhill from here.
MW: though i will seriously quit the band if agoraphobia is on the album. i don't care if it's a crowd favorite. jimi really liked madmen but we didn't rerecord it for this album. i understand that without a replacement it'll make things harder for steven
SC: well, now that we're definitely going to finish save the day, i guess i can live with agoraphobia off the album.
MW: excellent, then it'll be one of the top ten albums of all time.
AK: i think it's better than some of the albums typically featured on such uncreative lists, but then again, i think pablo honey is better than kid a, so my opinion doesn't really matter.
NP: FAVORITE SONG ON THE ALBUM?
MW: jeez, hard to say.
SC: hamlet and get things done. the two best wall-of-sound productions. phil spector would be proud.
AK: i need to hear save the day first.
NP: HOW'S "SAVE THE DAY" SOUNDING, BY THE WAY?
MW: pretty damn good, last i heard. steven was still working out synth parts.
AK: that's a question for steven
SC: yeah, think wall of sound, with synthesizers.
AK: sounds hot to me. the vocals and guitar sound great; but the synth parts will make or break this monster. i think it'll be terrific
NP: THAT'S ALL FOR TONIGHT. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.
MW: thanks, neon
AK: later dude
SC: don't thank me, thank yourself.