Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chotto Ghetto - 130127 - Music Manumit Podcast

Chotto Ghetto

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In this episode:
We talk with the band Chotto Ghetto.

Here are the notes Doug took during the interview.

We’ve played them once on our music show: link

Give us an overview of your project
Fletcher (bassist) and Chris (singer) are here with us!

Cho-tto Ghetto is out of L.A.

Party metal!

What’s up with the video?

how did you record?
missed the first one...
Undercity was one of the place
Sparkles was at Chris’ mom’s dining room

“life has a lot of magic”

practical magic!

What about live shows?
maybe there’s magic, maybe there’s not!

Two-part question: Is being on Asian Man Records the true label experience? If so, do you think the exposure of the CC license helped you get a more traditional label deal?
QUR was huge!
Chris has know Mike Park (Asian Man) and Jeff Rosenstock (Quote Unquote Records) for years and years

What about Phat & Phunky?
More like a collective than a label.
Bob works for Asian Man Records

Where did the project name originate?
term “chotto” Japanese
“ghetto” is, um ghetto

Hiro (presumably Japanese)

sleeping on the floor or in a van!

positive metal!

Punk, Metal, Hardcore? What’s the deal?
guitarist likes to shred!
influenced by jazz

formal music training?
Jodi went to Berklee College of Music
Fletcher started out on drums but then moved to bass
Love in!
the other Chris grew up in Detroit! Satan metal! grindcore

Chris on the show listened to ska!

show tunes! endurance at foam parties!

Where do you see the band in 5 years?
money and girls!

if Van Halen went to junior high...something?

The real put out good music!

speakers vs. headphones!

How much prep do you do pre-studio?
scratch vocal days! Things magically become lyrics!

originally Chris Candy wrote all the songs but now everyone does a lot

Dillinger Four or Bad Brains!

a technical band

Santana or Journey is the way to go. Lots of chimes!

How long have you been around?
7 years. started in college...except for Jodi

What are your other artistic endeavors or projects, if any?
Everybody has something.
Chris is a “typical LA piece of shit”
Fletcher is a good sound guy and does commercials,
Jodi teaches drums and gigs! (Chotto Ghetto is the main band though!)
Jodi has played on Carson Daily, Jimmy Kimmel, etc. and opened for Hootie and the Blowfish...
other Chris is studying to be a doctor (their own Milo!)

What is your touring schedule like?
not a lot of touring these days. Did it in the past. These days, play in California mostly (which is big in its own right!)

Something coming out soon! It’s a surprise!

Is unconventional style helped by having stuff on the Internet?
Black Flag (and others) started going out on the road. It can be a grab bag.
Fletcher sometimes fucks up on base!

People like it when you put it!
Pro Robot Union Wages!
Concealed Robot!

What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
Apparently Suicidal Tendencies:

changes person to person
Chris: Bad Brains, hardcore, Fishbone
Fletcher: hip-hop, Pennywise
mostly punk except other Chris (at least when younger)

Mars Volta, Faith No More

settle differences in a fist fight

everybody likes what they are doing in the band

a lot of the anger is out!

AC/DC is awesome. Everyone agrees!

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show?
Mike Watt -
Mike Park
Laura Stevenson
Mike Costa
Jeff Rosenstock (and BTMI)
Norwood from Fishbone
Hard Girls

Check these Apples!

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
don’t believe the hype!

next release is free! Gonna be on Quote Unquote!

Hansel and Gretel Movie:
Fairy Tales with guns!
Fairy Tale SVU
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