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CHECKONETWO MUSICIAN SURVEY: KARL JOHNSON September 10, 2008

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Karl in action @ Vino’s.  Photo by CheckOneTwo

NAME:Karl J.

BAND(S) YOU ARE IN:The Weisenheimers

PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? DO TELL: I sing and play bass in the weisenheimers and i play the guitar and kind of remember the trombone a little.

DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE:Was is always will be punk.

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED PLAYING MUSIC?I listened to Pearl Jam’s ten (come on i gew up in the nineties!) and from there found the ramones and knew thats what i wanted to do.

FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN BESIDES YOURSELF (AND WHY):Kyoto Boom because they are way better than us, San Antokyo, and hogfat

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW?: My cell phone,marlboro mediums, and exactly two dollars cash.

YOUR FAVORITE VENUE IN LITTLE ROCK (AND WHY)? Whitewater cause that’s where the real people are.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST “REAL” CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED: I went to see the Teen Idols, Diesel Boy and GOB at a place called the carasoul cafe in corpus christi, tx. I was about 11 or 12 at the time and i hopped in the circle pit. I was then kicked (flatfoot) square in the balls by the biggest mexican skinhead i have ever seen. The bands rocked. I left saying god i love punk rock.

HOW ABOUT THE FIRST SHOW YOU EVER DID YOURSELF? It was with my old band called the disruptives in corpus christi,tx. We played an open mic nite at the executive surf club. We made ourselves sound like we had been smoking for thirty years. We were the best band there.

BEST SOURCE FOR MUSICAL INFO? (MAG, WEBSITE, ETC): AMP (american musical press-mag) Punknews. org

WHAT DOES THIS TOWN NEED? An anema.

YOUR THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS, ALL-TIME: Ramones- Rocket to russia, Screeching Weasel-my brain hurts, NOFX- The decline

RE YOUR MUSIC: DOES YOUR MOM LIKE IT OR NOT?: I wouldn’t say she liked it, but she thinks we’re talented and she did go to one of our shows….wierd

FUNNIEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS:I was so drunk that sean’s ex girlfriend had to hold the microphone because i kept missing it and hittiong it with my head. Other than that i always end up pissing one of the other guys in the band off.

AS A KID, WHAT’D YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE?: 1.Cowboy, 2. Pro Surfer,3. Pro Hockey player,4. Pro Punk Rocker

MUSICAL/LIFE ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO MY 13 YEAR OLD GUITAR FIEND SON?: Have another ambition other than music, cause you can get burnt out really fast. Other than that Fuck the critics and make sound.

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1. Mark Wyers - September 10, 2008

I love Karl, I really do, but the boy really needs to learn grammar. A refresher in spelling wouldn’t hurt, either. 🙂 I love you, Karl(e).

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2. dirty sean - September 11, 2008

what happened to the E?? that’s my favorite part of your name karle. karle rules little baby cats with an iron fist, just the way they should be ruled, all the while belting out a bad ass bass line and singing some pretty lyrics that punch you right in the face.

3. glenhooks - September 12, 2008

Hilarious that y’all picked up on the E. I thought it Karle as well, but then his response omitted the E. I took a shot.

I should have deferred to The Shamen, who told us years ago that “E’s are Good” (or “Eezer Goode” if yer trying to escape the censor).

Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode
He’s Ebeneezer Goode
Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode
He’s Ebeneezer Goode
Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode
He’s Ebeneezer Goode
Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode
He’s Ebeneezer Goode

4. karl with an e - September 14, 2008

god i hate you guys.


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