Interview with So Long Forgotten
Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Updated: Friday, May 27, 2011 20:05
JB: It's all Todd's fault. (laughs)
Prospectus: How does So Long Forgotten tackle the whole writing process?
JB: Terribly. (laughs) We've never really had a set formula, it's honestly just tedious and sometimes annoying. There's no primary song writer, we just have a guitar riff and we jam on it and if something blossoms that's awesome but if it doesn't we just forget about it.
MB: And I always try to put off writing lyrics to the music to the very last minute. It's frustrating but I think it's always so satisfying when we're done.
Prospectus: What are a few of your songs that you enjoy performing the most?
MB: I think one of my favorite songs that we perform live is called "Of Brilliance And Baptism." It's off an EP called "Baptism" we put out in November 2008. There's that and there's a really old song called "Pilgrim" we all really like playing still. I'm sure we wrote it in 2006 but we still play it on a regular basis and it's a lot of fun. I still like playing all of the stuff off of our latest record. I think there was a point where I didn't necessarily like playing every song, but I feel like I've been beyond that point for a couple of years now which is a blessing.
Prospectus: When you're not making and performing music, what do you guys do for fun?
JB: For fun. What do we do for fun? Hang out? (laughs)
MB: I like to watch movies; I probably watch too many movies but it's fun. I have two dogs that are a lot of fun.
JB: We're really, really normal people who don't do anything other than just hang out.
MB: I like to eat. I like eating and drinking. (laughs)
JB: Coach soccer and be in school and work. We all work more than we do anything else which is depressing but you've got to do it, you know?
MB: I like playing board games.
Prospectus: Monopoly is where it's at.
MB: I'm not a big Monopoly guy, but Pandemic is awesome.
JB: What is that?
MB: It's this game where you have to save the world from a pandemic. It's like Risk except with viruses.
JB: It sounds more like a video game, not a board game.
MB: It's a board game with viruses. It's awesome.
JB: Sounds terrible.
Prospectus: Is there anything you would like to add?
MB: Watch out for our new record that's coming out in the next couple years some time. (laughs)
To learn more about So Long Forgotten and listen to their music, visit www.myspace.com/solongforgotten.