Jarrod Christman (Guitar/Vocals) from Corpus Christi has recapped 2008 for The Gauntlet.
Did you have any Spinal Tap moments this year?
YEP!!! WE DROVE SIX AND A HALF HOURS TO PLAY FOR 10 JUNIOR HIGH KIDS AT A CHURCH YOUTH GROUP LOCK-IN. NONE OF THEM HAD EVER SEEN A METAL SHOW BEFORE... NONE OF THEM HAD A CLUE WHAT WE WERE ABOUT TO DO. THEY ALL SAT IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM AROUND TABLES... LOOKING AT US LIKE WE ALL HAD 3 HEADS. THEN AFTER THE SET ONE OF THE GIRLS ACTUALLY ASKED US, "ARE GUYS, LIKE, A REAL BAND?"
What were some of you favorite releases this year?
'THE MARCH' FROM UNEARTH AND 'DECLARATION' FROM BLEEDING THROUGH.
New Year's resolution?
BE A BETTER GUITAR PLAYER
Plans for the Holidays?
CHRISTMAS WITH THE FAMILY THEN OUR FIRST '09 TOUR STARTS JANUARY 1ST.
What's on you iPod?
A LOT OF ABBA.
What's the craziest fan you've encountered? What made him / her so crazy?
A GROUP OF GIRLS AT A VENUE WE'LL NOT MENTION.
THEY ALL WANTED TO TAKE PICTURES WITH US AND WHILE THEY WERE TAKING THEIR VARIOUS SHOTS ONE OF THEM YELLS, "GOOCH PUNCH!" AND PRECEEDS TO SLAP ONE OF THE OTHER GIRLS IN THE NAUGHTY BITS. A FLURRY OF "GOOCH PUNCHES" ENSUED... BLEW MY MIND.
If you could bring back one musician from the grave, who and why?
I WOULD'VE SAID AXL ROSE, BUT THERE'S THE WHOLE 'CHINESE DEMOCRACY' ACTUAL RELEASE... SO... KEITH MOON. TO SEE THE WHO IN THEIR ORIGINAL LINE UP LIVE, JUST ONCE.
Corpus Christi will release its Victory Records debut in February 2009.