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Max Warner: Jerry and mark are ready! They are under the screen name
Max Warner: Lets start!!!
Question: Where's Tony???
Question: Whats the is the common male fantasy?
DEVOlive96: Being able to do like dogs do.
DEVOlive96: The emphasis is on common.
Question: Question for Mark M. Other than the Liquid TV credits, what else
have you been doing?
DEVOlive96: A lot of tv and film and interactive. I have a new company
Max Warner: Question: I love devo when is thenext album due
DEVOlive96: We respond to radio telepathic messages.. and we're waiting
one that tells us to do it again.
DEVOlive96: It would be great if some PUPPET BOYS at some record label
made DEVO an offer.
Question: What is Alan up to these days? I miss him.
DEVOlive96: He's returned to his original job as an aluminum siding
applicator. We miss him too.
Question: Is Devo back on Warner Brothers records?
DEVOlive96: If we are, they are keeping it a secret from us.
DEVOlive96: However, it would makie sense since they have our entire back
Question: Question(s) for the group: Will you tour? With the whole group?
DEVOlive96: If the right circumstance came up.. absoultely,
DEVOlive96: It would be our version of KISS (as Mark puts it).
DEVOlive96: We promise it would be entertaining and not retro.
Question: Could you tell us about the Smart Patrol band? Is it a real
band? Will there be a CD?
DEVOlive96: Thety are not ready for CD's, but they will be,
DEVOlive96: The SMART Patrol are DEVO the next generation.
DEVOlive96: They'll be around for EF.
Question: I used to get picked on in high school 78-82 for liking Devo,
because everyone said they
Question: were gay. I didn't care, but could you shed some light on that
DEVOlive96: Suck my d*%k.
DEVOlive96: DEVO are asexual.. and anybody with half a brain knows that.
Question: With 80's new wave retro being so big now are any of the
members producing new acts?
DEVOlive96: Well, we produced the SMART Patrol on the cd rom game the
Adventures of the Smart Patrol, for the
DEVOlive96: band and leaed characters "The Smart Patrol."
Question: Devo has always claimed that DeEvolution was "very real."
However, is it good or bad? Are
Question: we actually regressing to a former state, or just getting worse.
We deEvolution help?
DEVOlive96: De-evolution is beyond good or bad. It is simply a matter of
DEVOlive96: The worst thing is to be uptight about it.
DEVOlive96: Once you decide not to be uptihgt about it, you just go with
it. You choose your mutations
DEVOlive96: carefully. YOu ride it like a wave.
DEVOlive96: We just happen to be lucky enough to be living during a period
of history where everything is
DEVOlive96: I mean look at your choices of candidates for instance, the
DEVOlive96: had to go out of their way with a choice so ludicrous that it
makes Clinton look great.
Question: Hey Mark/Gerry, you guys have lately got some looong overdue
Question: Loolla, Smart Patrol, etc). Do you give a poop that the
"mainstream" is finally giving you yer
DEVOlive96: It would be nice to make some money.
DEVOlive96: We kind of created a devolved jewel and the media somehow
DEVOlive96: turned it into a turd and rubbed our noses in it.
DEVOlive96: But, things are starting to smell a little better.
DEVOlive96: I think we get more airplay now, than when we had a record
Question: what role do you think you played in bringing "New Wave" music
to the masses?
DEVOlive96: That's exactally what we did.
DEVOlive96: We were the do-it-yourself band.
DEVOlive96: We kind of did performance art and alternative music before
those words were used to describe things.
DEVOlive96: And we did it all from Akron OHIO.
DEVOlive96: We even glued our own 45 record covers together in Mark's
DEVOlive96: We tried to make the world safe, that is the music world safe,
for new ideas.
Question: By the way, Mark, I love the stuff you did for "Pee-Wee's
Playhouse" and "Rugrats"! Very
Question: atmospheric and highly interesting! Will you be doing anything
similar in the future?
DEVOlive96: They are making more Rugrats.. and they are putting Pee-Wee's
back on the air.
DEVOlive96: They'll maybe have DEVO redo the Rugrats theme.
DEVOlive96: Rugrats theme... that is.
Question: Has Devo recovered from "The Big Ream" of early years?
DEVOlive96: Yea... we have recovered.
DEVOlive96: I never did what I did with DEVO by accident
DEVOlive96: I feel like Jake Lamada from Raging Bull, when he tells Sugar
DEVOlive96: "You never knocked me down Ray... you never rocked me down."
Question: do you think Akron is a good place for a family to grow up?
DEVOlive96: It's a good place to be out of.
DEVOlive96: Look what it did for Jeffrey Dahmer and his family, and High
DEVOlive96: Akron is boot camp to the world.
DEVOlive96: No attrocity anywhere has anything on AAkron, Ohio.
Question: Is Bob Dole daddy-know-it-all in disguise?
DEVOlive96: That's a very good question.
DEVOlive96: Bob DOle is a better Daddy-know-it-all then we could have
imagined. He's the epitome.
DEVOlive96: We are not prejudiced against anyone witha physical
DEVOlive96: However, that does not give Bob Dole the right to voist his
pain on this great nation.
Question: What bands are you guys into currently...besides yourselves of
DEVOlive96: We want to know what he does witht hat pen...
DEVOlive96: Let's see, SPONGE, Psychotica, everybody on AMerican Records.
DEVOlive96: There are a lot of great bands finally! This is a good time.
DEVOlive96: Mark: They all kind of suck, I just listen to old Plastics
Max Warner: Question: Have you or do you still induge in mind altering
DEVOlive96: If youa re talkign about Psychedelics - I'm too devolved now,
DEVOlive96: But, as Mark says "Everything is a mind-altering substance at
this point." We live in a chemical
DEVOlive96: Practice mind-comtraption. It rings the brain out like a
sponge so that things i parook of years ago,
DEVOlive96: come back to the surface.
Max Warner: question: Why did you choose to cover head liek a hole?
DEVOlive96: It was random choice.
DEVOlive96: Because, it had words like GOD and Money and BOW DOWN.
DEVOlive96: It's the perfect AMerican song.
Question: Where did the song title Jocko-Homo come from?
DEVOlive96: From B.F. Shattuck.
DEVOlive96: He wrote the pamphlet "Jako Homo: Heavenbound King of the
DEVOlive96: In which he made the case that Jako HOmo was at the bottom of
the evolutionary chart, not the top.
DEVOlive96: That was published in 1928.
Question: What, where and when with the cd-rom and I heard something about
a soundtrack. Is it true?
DEVOlive96: It's possibly true.
DEVOlive96: The songs exist for the soundtrack, but so far, we haven't
seen that deal.
DEVOlive96: The CD Rom comes out August 27th.
Question: Marxist-Leninist ideology focuses on the abhorence of
capitalistic economics. Your music
Question: has been associated that way as well. Why?
DEVOlive96: Somebody's got to root for the underdog.
DEVOlive96: The commies had good ideas, but typical of huuman natutre,
they blew it with the practice.
Question: I have heard about Mark's "vault" containing rare DEVO cuts.
When will these be heard?
DEVOlive96: Jerry and I first started in 1970.. and there's literally
100's of hours of DEVO experiments.
DEVOlive96: From all over the globe, from different times.
DEVOlive96: 10000's of hours....
DEVOlive96: 1000's of hours...
Question: Any women in DEVO now?
DEVOlive96: We've all had at least one or more sex changes.
DEVOlive96: A few of us have had three or four.
DEVOlive96: What do you mean "in DEVO"?
Question: have either of you ever been abducted by aliens?
DEVOlive96: Yea. .that's what happened when we signed our record deal.
DEVOlive96: However, we didn't know it at the time.
DEVOlive96: The aliens are among us, and they look like us.
Question: I love the smart patrol. My name is also Tanya. I feel there
is a connection. Can I
Question: join up?
DEVOlive96: Tanya - What can you do for the Smart Patrol?
SPINmag: I can De-evole and Re-Evolve on command
DEVOlive96: Where do you live?
SPINmag: It's something we learn quickly here
DEVOlive96: Brooklyn? Oklay.. what is your telephone number:?
SPINmag: Maybe I'll have to email that to you, ok?
DEVOlive96: OKAY>> my e-mail is email@example.com
DEVOlive96: care of JERRY DEVO. That way they know it is for me.
DEVOlive96: Thanks Tanya... we must move on.
SPINmag: I sent it to you at DEVOlive and I will send there as well.
Question: I think you should construct an elaborate set of robots and let
them tour for you.
DEVOlive96: That's a great idea, but it'd would be easier to do it like
DEVOlive96: It's easier to start your way with a huuman and move to a
Question: What are the missing lyrics to "Jocko Homo"?
DEVOlive96: The missing lyrics?
DEVOlive96: Off-hand, I can't remember them.
DEVOlive96: We could put them on the website next week, and you could
Question: Is DEVO the RESIDENTS?
DEVOlive96: The Mutato website is : http://www.mutato.com
DEVOlive96: DEVO is not the residents, but The Residents are DEVO.
Question: will you guys ever make a movie, you know, like the wall, or
that type of thing?
DEVOlive96: We've been trying to for 15 years.
DEVOlive96: A fence maybe.. or a window. We could do a window.
DEVOlive96: Maybe before we're put in a senior citizen care home, we'll
make that movie.
Question: Mark: besides music, are you involved in other parts of the
movie business. Such as props?
DEVOlive96: I've been a prop before.
Question: will boogie boy be on the cd-rom? (we like the octave organ!)
DEVOlive96: Yes! It's Optigon Organ.
DEVOlive96: Boogie Boy is a featured character in The Adventures of The
DEVOlive96: In fact his "my struggle" gallery is the reward for a user
playing the game in an optimal fashion.
Question: ...I couldn't make it to 'palooza' - have you guys gained any
weight yet ?
DEVOlive96: That's just an illusion. We've been watching Jack LaLane
videos for the last 5 years.
DEVOlive96: We're Body Budddies.
Question: how old are you guys?
DEVOlive96: Old enough to know better.
DEVOlive96: We shoed up on the planet not long after the A_Bomb was
dropped on Hiroshima.
DEVOlive96: We're all older than Christ.
Question: Who will Mark and Jerry vote for in this presidential election?
DEVOlive96: Given the choices, voting is irresponsible.
DEVOlive96: From Mark: It's a useless gesture, so get out there and vote.
DEVOlive96: Luckily NAZIS like Pat Robertson can't win. So don'worry.
Question: I read in a newspaper article that humanity is actually,
literally, DEVOlving because of
Question: the root of all evil, the television. What do you make of this?
DEVOlive96: That's downright silly.
DEVOlive96: The television is probably one of the few agents that are
counteracting devolution on the planet.
DEVOlive96: Television is a benevolent mirror.
Question: Should we be teaching De-Evolution in schools?
DEVOlive96: I would be willing to teach a university course for one year
in any instituion of higher
DEVOlive96: learning that would hire me.
Question: how do you feel about having one of your videos on beavis and
DEVOlive96: It's too bad that there's only ONE video on B&B> The problem
is, that the things
DEVOlive96: they say aren't that funny, because we've already made fun of
Question: If I were to want to send you money or fan mail or candy (Mmm!
Sweets!) how could I go
Question: about doing that?
DEVOlive96: Yuo would send to the DEVO fanclub at http://www.mutato.com
Question: Hey we are two teen girls that love sex.................but our
boyfriends keep turnin us
Question: down! Who is wrong? Why arent they ready? They are supposed to
DEVOlive96: I don't believe you!
DEVOlive96: That's from Jerry.
DEVOlive96: However, if it'
DEVOlive96: it's true, three ways are best.
Max Warner: Time for a few more questions!
Question: Mark, the supposition has been that *you* were not particularly
interested in being a part
Question: of Devo any more. What changed your mind?
DEVOlive96: That's incorrect.
DEVOlive96: I wasn't interested in being part of what our choices were at
Question: The other day I heard "Whip It" in a TV advertisement. Are you
DEVOlive96: We signed a record deal with Warner Bros,. in 1978.
Question: Who would you consider a New Traditionist today?
DEVOlive96: Good question....
DEVOlive96: We may still be the only NEw Traditionalist's that there are.
DEVOlive96: I hear that TOOL may be, but I have not verified that yet.
DEVOlive96: Thank you SPUDS! DOODEE now for the future!
DEVOlive96: Mutate don't Stagnate!
DEVOlive96: duty know for the future...
Max Warner: Thats all. Rember check out The web sites for Warner Brothers,
American recordings, Inscape
Max Warner: and Mutado for the latets info on DEVO. Thanks and goodbye
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