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|interviewed by robby sumner|
| Interview with Andy
December 25th, 2004
Ben Fleetwood - Vocals
Andy Mosley - Guitar
Scott Baker - Guitar
Matt Hendricks - Bass
Nick Martin - Drums
|E: Andy, you're guitarist for the Varsity... have you spent most of your life preparing for a career in music?
Andy: As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be involved with music. I've played in bands for ten years. I've never really had it in my head that I wasn't going to make music my life. It's the most natural thing for me to do and it by far makes me happier than anything else. But yeah, I feel like every band I've ever played in and every show I've ever played has been a crucial step to being where I am at today.
E: Is The Varsity a band more obviously destined for success than your previous involvements?
Andy: Definitely. I only knew one member of the band when I joined up. I just knew when I heard the songs for the first time that this was going to be something really special, and I definitely wanted to be a part of that.
E: How quickly have you all been writing songs since you became part of the band?
Andy: When we actually have the chance to write songs, we usually get them out there pretty quickly. We all work really well together in developing ideas and making the songs go where we want them to, we just tend to not have as much time as we would like to write songs. Hopefully that will change soon .
E: Have things slowed down at all now that it's the holiday season?
Andy: this is the longest break we've had in five months, but things will definitely pick up again once the New Year comes around. It's kind of nice to have a couple of weeks to rest and get our heads on straight and get ready for things to come. It also gives us time to write and start developing ideas for new songs; we're all getting back together again two days after Christmas and we'll be right back into the swing of things. Hopefully things will be busy. We like it that way .
E: Do you usually follow a pattern throughout the year--writing in winter, touring in summer, etc.?
Andy: Honestly, I haven't been in the band a full year yet to know if there is a pattern, but just thinking about the time I have been involved, there doesn't seem to be a pattern. We take things has they come, and make time for everything else when we can--every month so far has brought something new and different for me, which is one reason I love it so much. Ask me again next July and I'll let you know if we're doing the same thing.
E: So... in theory, could we deduce that you guys are a better band than The Junior Varsity?
Andy: *Laughs* You know, I was just looking at some of their songs today thinking that maybe I should listen to them. I kind of wish I had now. Don't tell them that though.
E: Do you have big plans for this spring?
Andy: We're desperately hoping to be recording our first full length. When spring rolls around, but there is nothing concrete yet. We want to tour and get out there as much as possible. A lot really depends on what happens within the next month or two, but we won't really know until then what spring holds for us.
E: Have you planned out exactly where you hope to tour to?
Andy: Anywhere and everywhere. Nothing is planned, and I hate for sure to say anything for fear of jinxing it, but we've had some very interesting talks so far about some very interesting spots. Only time will tell, though.
E: Anything you want any fan reading this to know before we draw this thing to a close?
Andy: Our fans are the coolest people on the planet and we love them. We are continually amazed by the support they show. Thank you so very much!
E: Great, well, thanks a lot.
Andy: Thank you!