[Online chat with Grasshopper]
(also, there's a simultaneous chat with a guy from Superchunk.. so it's a little confusing at times)
20. August 1999
Köln, Butzweiler Hof
Während des 13th Bizarre-Festival konntet Ihr live mit Supergrass chatten. Hier haben wir einige Textpassagen und ein Foto für Euch.
*** MARKUS_FROM_SOFA_SURFERS is now known as Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV
<rockpalast1> Mercury Rev are here
now. Please chat in english only !!!
<fluffer> grasshopper ciao!!!!!!!!!!!! finnally!!!!!!! so how r u guys?
<javi> hi grasshopper! you've got a great band
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Not so bad
we just got in from Austin Texas
to the Bizarre Festival in Germany
<SilverPixie> Hi Grasshopper
<fluffer> when will u guys come back to italy!!!!!!!!!!!! but here in roma!!!!!!!!!!!
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Hi silverpixie
i got totally hooked with your concert in Benicassim
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> I do not know when we will be back in Italy.
<fluffer> well why didn't u guys play in rome?????? =(
<Spaceman> So again my question:
<SilverPixie> I'm going to V99 tomorrow
can I have a backstage pass please Grasshopper?
<Spaceman> do you consider yourself being the "next big thing from britain"??
I will goive a backstage pass.
<SilverPixie> How can I get it?
the next big thing from Saturn.
<Spaceman> is there a problem about them guys receiving the questions?!
<SilverPixie> Where's Jonathan?
get it at the front gate.
<fluffer> hey will suzanne play with u guys again? what really happened to her?
*** rockpalast4 is now known as Mick_from_SUPERGRASS
<SilverPixie> I don't think they'd believe me that you said I could have one
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Jonathan is in the medical tent seeing a physician
how many songs will you play at Bizarre festival? You played 8 at Benicassim
but you've got less time today
<SilverPixie> What's wrong with Jonathan? I hope he's alright
<fluffer> hi mick!
*** rockpalast2 changes topic to 'Now Online: MERCURY REF & SUPER GRASS'
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> We will play eight again
but we will play them faster.
<Spaceman> Hi Mick!
<fluffer> hehehehe..racing the tide?
<Spaceman> Did you bring any new songs along?!
<fluffer> kiss from an old flame?
<fluffer> will u play those^
<Spaceman> stuff we slowcoachy Germans weren't able to hear yet?!
great show at the Melkweg last Monday
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Hi Jelly. Yes
Jonathan is okay
he just needs sedation from a bumpy flight.
<Jelly> hi all
where are u come from?
*** Mick_from_SUPERGRASS is now known as MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS
<javi> i've got a musical question...i really like the end of "Opus 40" live. Where does it come from? It's not on the album
<Spaceman> argh! ain't this working or ain't just anybody answering...?!
<Jelly> I'm from hong kong
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> We forgot how to play Kiss from an old flame.
come on...playing new songs?!
<fluffer> can i cover it with my own band?
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Hey Spaceman
what is the question
why isn't 'out of the blue' on the new album?
<SilverPixie> Can you give me some guitar lessons Grasshopper?
answer my question
please: Would you consider yourself as the next "big thing from britain"?
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Sure Silverpixie
but they'll probably be a bit ropey
the next big thing from Saturn
I said already.
<Spaceman> I really liked your last album
and "Pumping..." was brilliant...the other new as great as that?!
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Out of the blue did'nt fit in
so we'll save it for another day
<fluffer> well that's my favorite rev song along with bronx chher!
i gotta missed that
<adrian> will be on another single or on the 4th album?
<fluffer> so hopper what happened to the former band members?
when is your birthday?
<fluffer> now it's only u and jonathan!!!!!!!!!!!
<Jelly> where are the others from Mercury Rev?
<Spaceman> And do you see yourself still as part of the post-britpop-scene
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Pumping is nothing like the rest of the album
<Spaceman> pumpin is brilliant!
<Spaceman> so what's the other stuff like?!
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> My birthday was on May 25
but you can still get me a present.
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Well it's getting on my tits
<SilverPixie> What would you like for a present?
<Spaceman> it's gettin on everyone's
that's what's so brilliant about it! ;o)
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> What do you got?
<Spaceman> so the other stuff more scream-out-in-pleasure-stuff like "sun hits the sky"?
<Spaceman> or did you turn "PULP"?! ;o)
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Well it keeps me in baby food. Next single will be better.
<Spaceman> it'll be out in a few days
<SilverPixie> A tin robot?
<javi> grasshopper...what are you musical influences?
will u plan to have concert in hong kong?
by the way
do you name the song "Grasshopper" from Ride?
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> I don't know something like the end of August
but the video is crap this time
<adrian> september 6th:MOVING!!
the pumping video was...unbelievably great
you still there? Nothing is planned for hong kong
but I would be willing to go there.
<Spaceman> it played everytime i got home from saturday night danicing...
<SilverPixie> I collect robots (not coins) :)
<Spaceman> i got home
turned on my viva2 and they played "Pumping..."
<Spaceman> Great time that was
<SilverPixie> Yes I'm still here Grasshopper
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Then bring me a robot.
<Jelly> i hope i can see your concert very soon ^_^
<fluffer> hey GRASSHOPPER!!!!!!!!!!! what do u think about the soft bulletin?
I'll bring the robot tomorrow when I see you backstage. When is Jonathan's birthday?
<Spaceman> by the way
wanna get asked a classic?!
i can't work out the lyrics for this line
can you help me? (and you may find yourself
living in a ???)
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Go on then
<Spaceman> is there any way to get a signed picture sent from you?
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> The soft Bulletin is very good stuff indeed.
<Spaceman> or even better something signed with music on it?! ;o)
<Spaceman> a way but paying for it! ;o)
what kinda song is 'believer'.. it's not the monkees cover
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Phone our record company and hastle them
<fluffer> but how is your relationship with the LIPS still ok?
<Spaceman> gimme the number?!
<SilverPixie> It's not as good as Deserters Songs. That's the best album ever made by anybody
<fluffer> SEE U ON THE OTHER SIDE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> It'll be in the phone book.
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack....
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> I hav'nt got it on me
I've just got up
<SilverPixie> Are you going to sing Hudson Line tomorrow?
thanks!!! By the way
can i find that song in an album?
<Spaceman> so are you guys gonna play in berlin
<Spaceman> headliner tour i mean
<Spaceman> the last time you played here
<Spaceman> my then girlfriend did celebrate her birthday
<fluffer> HEY GRASSHOPPER CAN U SUGGEST ME SOME OF YOUR FAVORIET GROUPS TO LISTEN TO?
<Spaceman> and i couldn't see you...
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Was that the time Gaz was wearing a skirt?
<Spaceman> i dunno
i wasnt there
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> No javi
not on record. No Silverpixie
I dont play Hudson Line live due to throat complications.
<Spaceman> you played at the...
<Spaceman> let me think
<fluffer> HEY GRASSHOPPER CAN U SUGGEST ME SOME OF YOUR FAVORIET GROUPS TO LISTEN TO?
<Spaceman> that's what the club was called
<Spaceman> my favourite club then
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Gaz bought his Mrs. a skirt and wore it for the whole gig with no pants on.
<Spaceman> then they closed it
<Spaceman> stop telling me how great that show was! ;o)
listen to Television.
<SilverPixie> I like that bit in the Goddess on A Hiway video where you eat a doughnut
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> I can#t remember TRASH
<Spaceman> Come back to Berlin instead
will u answer your fans' questions on your Mercury Rev's website?
that end to oups 40 is really my favourite part of the concert...will you release a live album or video?
<Spaceman> can you guys remember any clubs at all?!
<fluffer> OK! IT'S A DEAL!!!!!!!! U WANT TO LISTEN TO FLUFFER?????????????
<Spaceman> isn't it that you can not really distinguish them any more after some time?
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> We'll be in BERLIN sometime in OCT I think
<Spaceman> yes?! well that's good news!
maybe I will
maybe I wont. It depends if I have a computer near me.
u dont have?!
can't remember uless someone tells me something about it
you gotta go steps up to the first floor
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> It's the drugs
<fluffer> SO GRASSHOPPER U WANT TO LISTEN TO FLUFFER?????? =)
<Spaceman> that's probably the only thing remarkable about the TRASH
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Looked like a fucked factory
We may release some live recordings at some point. We tape every show. No live videos though.
<Spaceman> that's what's been so brilliant about it...
<Spaceman> but great air there!
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Can remember the place but not the gig
what's your opinion on bootlegs?
<Spaceman> so if you're coming around OCT
is there a way to meet you guys?!
can you release a video of all the promos
I want one
<Spaceman> shake some hands and get some cds signed...;o?!
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Which Fluffer. There already was an all girl band named Fluffer in New York....
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Give us your name and I'll write it down
<Spaceman> my name is friedrich reip
bootlegs are cool.
<fluffer> YEAH I KNOW
BUT IT'S MY BAND!!!!!!!!!!! =) FROM ROME!!!!!!!! U MIGHT LIKE IT!
* Schlunz says bye bye to all of you. Ciao. See you! Till the next session ...
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Next time we#er in Berlin I'll leave your name at the door
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Sure Fluffer
send one to me care of V2 records.
why your band is called "Mercury Rev"? Is there any meaning behind it?
<Spaceman> the door of the club you're playing at?!
<javi> hehe grasshopper. So you don't mind that your shows are taped and then traded?
<Spaceman> you're kidding ain't ya?
<fluffer> OK!!!!!!!!!!! SO WILL U GUYS PLAY ANY OLD STUFF????? AND PLZ COME TO ROME!!!!!!!!!!!
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> There is much meaning behind it
but you must be an alchemist ....
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> If I can remember to
<Spaceman> to get me in for free or to get me a backstage pass or what?!
<SilverPixie> Come to the UK Grasshopper
you can have tea at my house
<fluffer> FOR ME BOOTLEGS R JUST LIKE DRUGS.U WANT MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS SO U DO ILLEGAL THINGS TO GET THEM!
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Or hastle our tour manager
tape the shows
and trade them
just send me a copy.
<Spaceman> mark dempsey
how can i get that guy?
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Ask at the door
<Spaceman> and he'll know about me?
<Spaceman> things don't work like that here in berlin
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> If I give him your name
<Spaceman> they won't let you talk to anyone
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Sometimes you must do illegal things
but be careful not to get caught.
<SilverPixie> Can you get me on the guestlist for tomorrow then Grasshopper
if I give you my name?
<Spaceman> there's big creeps at the doors
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> fuck 'em
<fluffer> WELL HERE IN ITALY IT'S HARD EVEN TO FIND YER BOOTLEGS!!!!!! =(
can't you get all your shows from the soundboard? or maybe you prefer audience recordings?
<Spaceman> and you might not even look at them if you haven't paid yet
<Spaceman> so are you into e-mail?
italy is the bootleg paradise
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Why dont I just put down SilverPixie? Yeah
bettter give me your name....
<fluffer> HEY GRASSHOPPER I COLLECT MATRIJOSKAS..U WANT ONE?
<SilverPixie> My real name is Amanda Whitbrook
<adrian> i think it's time to plug my website www.ateaseweb.com/supergrass
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Okay Amanda
<Spaceman> I could write you an e-mail then and remember you of my name?
<SilverPixie> Thanks Grasshopper. You are cool
<Spaceman> or won't you be able to read your e-mails when you're on tour?!
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Yes MATRIJOSKAS
send me a dozen....
<Spaceman> Say I talked to micky at rockpalast-chat
<fluffer> WHAT WILL U SEND ME???????
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> We like audience recordings better. We like the sound of you all.
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> I'm the only one at that E-mail
<Spaceman> will you be able to read your e-mails when you're on tour?
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> I#m trying to do my own site there at some point
<SilverPixie> Are you going to do a signing session tomorrow at V99 Grasshopper?
<Jelly> hi lana!
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Don#t know
I will send you snazzerazapam...
<Spaceman> well I'll e-mail you in a few days
so you got something in your inbox to remember me!
have you seen ateaseweb.com/supergrass ??
<Lana> hi jelly how are you
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> No but I'll check it out
<Jelly> fine. where are u from?
<SilverPixie> Can you email me Grasshopper?
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> I am not sure SilverPixie
but if I see you
I will sign.
<fluffer> A WHAT???????? HEY WHAT'S A TETIX WAVE.......??????????? U HAVE TO ANSWER!
<Spaceman> check out what?
<javi> ok grasshopper
i'll send you some audiences and you will send me soundboards
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Web site ateaseweb.com/supergrass
<SilverPixie> Send me anything!
<Lana> tulele..fine thanxz
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> Maybe Silverpixie
<fluffer> TELL ME GRASSHOPPER!!!!!!!!! WHAT'S THE TETIX WAVE???????
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> I've got two on the go
<Spaceman> so should I write an e-mail in time to remember you of me?!
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> A tettix wave is a musical machine that jonathan and I invented
with U.S. patent pending...
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> We ain't there till OCT
<Lana> email email email....
<Spaceman> october is right around the corner!
<fluffer> AND WHERE CAN I HEAR IT?????? U SILLY GENIUSES!!!!!!! =) ON WHAT SONG?
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> It's flippin AUG
<Spaceman> it's not
<Spaceman> october is a coming...
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Is it Sep now
i have waited for years to see you
<Lana> hey micky you guys are going to lowlands aren t you?
<Spaceman> so as i know by now you'll be playing here in two months
<Spaceman> it's right around the corner
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> It is on the hidden track on Deserters Songs
as well as kiss from an old flame on See You on ze ozer zide.
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> We are playing LOWLANDS next week
<Spaceman> where's that? netherlands?
<Lana> yep it s next week...i ll see you there
<fluffer> HEHEHE I KNEW IT
IT'S THAT WEIRD SOUND!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!! SEND ME ONE!!!!!!!! HEHEHEEH
i can get you an audience DAT from Benicassim. Where can i send it?
<adrian> NETHERLANDS...THE LOWLANDS!!
do u like seeing movies?
<Spaceman> too far for me to go
<Spaceman> but you're coming to berlin
<Lana> well i live there so it s not far!
<Spaceman> so they will let me in for free?
Ilove to see movies
especially film noir.
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Anyone checked the weather report
<Lana> nope i don t want to know!!!!!
<Spaceman> and if they don't and can't remember of anything
I'll be fucked up because there's no tickets left then!!?
<adrian> thunderstorms and lotsa rain!
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Lowlands ain't our gig
so no freebs
send it to Grasshopper.
<SilverPixie> Tell Jonathan I want to talk to him
<fluffer> IF U SEND IT TO ME
I'LL SEND U SOME PIZZAS MY MOM WILL MAKE FOR YOU!!!!!!!! =P
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> Thanks adrian
<Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV> I must go now and tune my guitar
but thank you for yer questions. Adios....
<javi> adios grasshopper
you'll get your DAT
<fluffer> WELL GRASSHOPPER GOODLUCK!!!!! KEEP UP THE WORK
DON'T BE ROCK WHORES AND PLZ COME TO ROME!!!!!!!!!!!
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> He said it'll be pissing it down for Lowlands
<Spinki> Hello Friends welcome to the Show!
<Spaceman> yeah yeah...;o)
*** Grasshopper_from_MERCURY_REV is now known as rockpalast3
<Spaceman> I'm just still thinking what i'll be doing if they won't let me in then
<Spaceman> you'll sell out here
<MICKY_FROM_SUPERGRASS> So what's new for summer festivals
<Spaceman> you'll probably be playing at COLUMBIAFRITZ
<SilverPixie> He's gone booo hoooo hooooo :(