Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pheaturing Mikey Livid From Scars and Stripes

Hello, welcome to a Wednesday entry of the Phile, I am your host, star of the new movie The Man With the Foghat Tattoo. Well, according to National Enquirer, John Edwards has proposed to his mistress, Rielle Hunter. He gave three reasons for wanting to marry her: He loves her, she's the mother of his child, and of course, a wife can't testify against her husband.
Mexico has just completed construction of a bridge that is one of the world's highest. In fact, it clears the fence along our border by a good 50 feet.  It's being reported that after Tiger Woods' ex-wife, Elin, bought a $12 million mansion in Florida, she had it demolished. Here's the amazing part: She did it with a 9-iron.  How about that Mitt Romney? Now there's a guy who looks like you would see his picture on a package of men's briefs. Rick Perry decided he would stay in the race, so there is still plenty of time not to vote for him.  A group calling itself the Courage Campaign is trying to win support for a millionaire tax by running an ad showing Kim Kardashian. They want the Kardashians to pay more. This is part of the plan to raise taxes on the dumbest 1 percent.  This is good news... the body that was found on Queen Elizabeth's estate in England has been identified, finally. See, it takes a lot longer to identify bodies in England, because as you know, there are no dental records.  An intruder broke into Mike Tyson's hotel room in Las Vegas while he was sleeping but got out before Tyson could get to him. I don't know what's scarier. Having someone breaking into your room while you're sleeping or breaking into someone else's room and finding out the guy is Mike Tyson.
Cosmetic surgeons say that three years of recession have devastated the cosmetic surgery industry. A lot of people in Beverly Hills are now starting to get the feeling back in their faces.
So, in New Hampshire Mitt Romney said that he enjoyed firing people. Way to connect with the middle class there, Mitt. When Rick Perry heard that, he said, “Well that's nothing. I like to execute people.” Turns out Mitt Romney is Mexican, did you know that? His entire family is from Mexico. Not only that, he was the Lone Ranger. Meanwhile, Ron Paul says that he has a big youth following. You can tell by looking at the guy he's a regular Justin Bieber. I, of course, would vote for Ron Paul if I could vote... just because Kelly Clarkson told me to. 
So, do you you know the difference between Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Tim Tebow? When God tells Tim Tebow to run, he wins.  Mitt Romney says he understands the middle class, and that he knows it's not easy keeping a roof over your family's heads... as well as vacation roofs in San Diego, New Hampshire, and Park City, Utah.  In Saturday night's Republican debate, Jon Huntsman spoke Chinese. Why Chinese? If you want to reach the American people, you’ve got to speak Spanish.  Salt Lake City was voted the gayest city in America. To which San Francisco said, “What do we have to do?” Charlie Sheen is now saying that he's not crazy anymore. He announced that he was going out on his 10-city "I'm Not Crazy Any More" tour.  I just mentioned Tebow, and it was only time until they released a Tebow themed inspirational poster. Check it out.

This just in, kids, next year the Broncos are gonna change their name to the Denver Tebows and they even have a new logo. So, here for the first time is the reveal.

To the heartbreak of Ho Hos lovers everywhere, Hostess announced that it was filing for Chapter 11. How could the makers of some of America’s favorite lunch box snacks be bankrupt?Well, they released an ad to explain how.

So, I just read a few minutes ago a guy named Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and a violation of probation in Madison, Wisconsin. His parents must've been David Lee Roth fans. Just saying. Alright, now for the pheature I call...

And now for a brand spankin' new pheature I will call...

In the past few years I have interviewed hundred's of different people and most of them have Facebook, so I thought it would be fun to post some of the guests' who have been on the Phile their Facebook statuses. Did I explain that okay? You'll get it in a minute.
Karling Abbeygate said, "What the F%$@ is Farmville anyway? I must get 50 requests for this a day..."
Michael Banks said, "lazy day with lots of music."
Broni said, "Does anyone have a decent tripod I can borrow for maybe a week or less? I'll give you 2 albums."
Phaxanation & The Dust Kickers said, "R.I.P. Twinkies."
And finally Charlyne Yi said, "The Old Lumps broke up sometime last year, our music is up for grabs for free download if you so desire to have these tunes. Keep the music somewhere safe, and forever it shall rest in peace.

Well, the New Hampshire primary was yesterday, which must be the biggest news in the election. So, I thought I would invite a friend of the Phile to discuss it. Please welcome back to the Phile Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee... Patrick Gaspard.

Me: Hello, Director Gaspard, sir, welcome back to the Phile. So, was I right? Was the New Hampshire primary the election? 

Patrick: The New Hampshire primary wasn't actually the biggest story in the election yesterday.

Me: Then what is the biggest story, sir?

Patrick: The Republican National Committee filed a motion with a federal court to lift the ban on all corporate donations, a nearly 100-year old rule that's made sure that people, and not business interests, decide our elections.

Me: What is their first excuse to lift it?

Patrick: The current law makes it harder for candidates to raise money by "forcing them to rely on aggregating small-dollar donations from individuals." 

Me: What? They think it's unfair? Explain, sir.

Patrick: That's right, they think it's unfair to have to ask individuals, instead of wealthy bundlers, super PACs, and corporations, to build their campaigns.

Me: Do you think that's how you build an organization?

Patrick: That's exactly how you build an organization.

Me: And you've done it time and time again...

Patrick: And won. 

Me: What do you think the Republicans are thinking?

Patrick: We think they're scared.

Me: What is their other reason, sir?

Patrick: Get ready. The RNC thinks that corporations should be able to donate however much they want to candidates and super PACs alike... and they'll claim they're acting on behalf of their employees as individual donors. 

Me: Why? 

Patrick: Because, to borrow a phrase from Mitt Romney, "Corporations are people, my friend."

Me: And I am sure you have samples.

Patrick: Yeah, $10 million from XYZ chemical company into the Congressional race in their district. $20 million for a last-minute ad buy in a presidential primary. 

Me: No problem. LOL. What's the real reason behind the RNC's move?

Patrick: They know their best shot at competing is to unleash the final frontier of corporate spending. The Citizens United ruling and its super PACs, which have already thrown $15 million into the GOP primary season, are just the start. Karl Rove's American Crossroads and other outside groups are already planning to drop millions more. They think that's how they'll stand a chance against this grassroots organization.

Me: And how is the DNC different?

Patrick: Instead of relying on big corporations, we're working to earn the support of individuals, chipping in what they can for the things they believe in.

Me: Thanks so much, sir, you insighted us once again. Come back again soon.

Patrick: Thanks again, Jason. 

The 9th artist to be pheatured in the Peverett Phile Art Gallery is Christine Leakey, and she'll be on the Phile next Sunday. Meantime, here is one of her pieces of art, kids.

Today's guest is the lead singer... I guess you call him a singer, for the punk band Scars and Stripes. LOL. I think I called them a rap band in a previous entry. Oh, well. They have two EP's on iTunes, "Split" and "Take Me Back Where I Belong". Please welcome to the Phile... Mikey Livid.
Me: Hello, Mikey, welcome to the Phile. So, how are you?

Mikey: Fucking Great! Living the dream. How are you?

Me: I am good... tired, but good. So, I have to ask you about the band name. It's very clever... Scars and Stripes. Who came up with it?

Mikey: Our Sales and Marketing Agent came up with it. How about yours?

Me: Myself. I don't have a Sales and Marketing Agent... yet. While we're here, who is in the band?

Mikey: Nicky-keyboard, Matt-Drums, Reuben-Bass and vocals, Aaron-guitar and I sing and play guitar.

Me: And, Mikey, tell the readers how you guys all came to form a band.

Mikey: This is what I do, rock'n'roll, punk rock, whatever. I used to play in a rock'n'roll band so did the kid I started this band with. We wanted to start a punk band, so we did. But he's no longer in the band and that doesn't matter. Shit happens that way. I'm in a band with my brother and people that mean a whole fucking lot to me. The tables have really turned my way. Not because we're on some big bullshit label, or our CD's are in some stupid fucking easy access store, it's because I will spend the rest of my life on the road with the best people in the planet. cliche or not, I really mean it.

Me: You're based in Fort Walton Beach, right? I know where that is, but for the readers that don't know, tell them where abouts it is.

Mikey: 850 ain't nothing to fuck with. It's fucking paradise. Move here!

Me: Are you all originally from there?

Mikey: Yup. Always have and always will.

Me: Do you get to Orlando to play often?

Mikey: Here and there. I'm a big Disney fan so I love that area. So I try to as much as possible. But as of trying to connect us with a big city, don't! We're small town boys. Sure we love to tour, been to big name cities. That's cool. Not us. We're from FORT WALTON BEACH, FL! Never heard of it? I don't give a shit.

Me: Okay, so, Mikey, what bands are you into? Green Day? Social Distortion?

Mikey: I have a Green Day tattoo on my left arm, love them. Social Distortion, great band. I grew up as a little kid listening to them. They're like the Rolling Stones of this generation. But to be more specific lately I've been listening to The New Riverdales, The Leftovers, Rancid, The Guts, The Bugs, The Falcon, Off With Their Heads, just alot of straight forward punk.

Me: You did a show at Hot Topic I believe. How did a band play in a store?

Mikey: We're doing three in-store Hot Topic shows this tour. We just do what we do just normally but with acoustic guitars. It translates pretty well.

Me: You just signed to a record label, right?

Mikey: We just signed to Durty Mick Records. So look for "Take Me Back Where I Belong" and the "Split" with Adams Dagger on iTunes, Amazon and all that shit. 

Me: I would go see you guys in concert, but I am afraid of mosh pits. What is a typical Scars andStripes show like?

Mikey: There is no typical. Depends on the scene to shining scene. I'm my opinion, I'm not speaking for the band, but "mosh pits" are a bunch of bone head jocks, beating up on each other. Get into it! be aggresive! Have passion! But "Mosh pits"? I don't know where the fuck that fits in with punk rock? Sounds like something somebody told me about when they went to go see Metallica when they won some free tickets for being the 7th caller on some radio show.

Me: Mikey, tell the others in the band I said hello, and go ahead and plug what you like. Take care and behave.

Mikey: Thank you very much for you're interest in Scars and Stripes. Check us out at and Thanks Again!!!

Well, that about does it. I am tired, hungry and wanna go to bed. It's hard work doing the Phile after a long day of work. Anyway, thanks to my guests Director Patrick Gaspard and Mikey Livid. The Phile will be back on Sunday with Christine Leakey and on Monday Johny Brown from The Band of Holy Joy. And next Wednesday it's singer Kathleen Taylor. So, spread the word, not the turd. Don't let snakes and alligators bite you. Bye, love you, bye.


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