Msg Me Bro: Chat messaging with The Ocean Cure

February 29, 2016
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Facebook conversations with The Ocean Cure:

Pauline Taylor – Vocals

Nick Baskerville – Guitar/Vocals

Mike Di Monte – Guitar/Vocals

Casius Muto-Wray – Bass/Vocals

Nicola Sudano – Drums

“Mans didn’t even supersize.”

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Me: 

“Hey guys. I went to your show with Oh, Sleeper and thought it was great. I’m thinking of writing a story about the modern band life with the Internet and I want to see how you guys would communicate online together when talking about a certain subject. Are you all ok with that?”

Casius:

“Hey Shaun that sounds really cool. Glad you caught our set and liked it! I think we would be okay with that.”

Me: 

“I want to get a discussion going.”

Pauline:

“Hey Shaun! Ya that sounds great!”

Nick:

“Awesome Shaun ask away.”

Me: 

“How do you guys feel about the evolution of subculture from the Jazz cats of the 20s to the hippies of the 60s to punks to grunge kids to, now, we have hipsters and we don’t really understand exactly what they’re all about?”

Nick:

“I think that theres always been a sort of a counterculture and there will continue to be one. Music has always been an outlet for creative people and people who may just be different or have different interests than the norm.”

Me:

“Any one else? Disagree?”

Casius:

“Yeah I agree with Nick on that one. It’s funny I was scrolling through tumblr the other day and I saw this post that was like the evolution of black/white hair styles throughout the decades, and you can just see the time in the hairstyles. It’s the same thing with music fans.”

Me: 

“You guys can reply to each other if you want. It actually works best that way.”

Casius:

“Oh okay cool haha.”

Me: 

“But I totally agree evolution of culture is undeniable. If your band had one last show left forever and it was outdoors in the summer at a festival and you had the choice of team acapella or orchestra what would you choose?”

Nicola:

“Hey Shaun, sorry I’m late to the party. Accapella for sure.”

Me:

“Right on.”

Casius:

“Really? I dunno man I think it would be super badass to have a full orchestra backing us.”

Nick:

“I’m gunna agree with Cas on this one. I really like orchestral stuff and would love to see it. The closest thing I can think of was this video I saw of a school band at a football game playing an A Day To Remember song.  It was pretty cool.”

Casius:

“Yeah, especially cause we already have a lot of string stuff and piano in our back tracks.”

Nicola:

“That’s true.”

Me:

“You can recruit one all star musician new or old to your lineup as a guest on a song. Which musician and what kind of song would it be?”

Casius:

Matty Mullins or Jeremy McKinnon for me 100%. And it would be a little heavier maybe? To have them as like a guest screamer.”

Nick:

“Dave Grohl for me.”

Casius:

“Ohhhh that’s a good one.”

Nicola:

“Dave Grohl would be sick. If I had to pick one I’d switch it up and say throw Eminem on a breakdown and see how that sounds lol.”

Me:

“I’m going to give you guys a problem and I’m curious if you can solve it as a team. 2pac, Biggie, and RZA walk into a McDonalds with 40 dollars in total. The Big Mac is on Biggie special for 4$ but this is only available to Biggie. In total they buy 9 burgers. How many burgers did Biggie eat and how much did 2pac and RZA pay for their burgers?”

Casius:

“Woah. LMAO.”

Nicola:

“Ahaha.”

Pauline:

“I’m just gonna give you guys a heads up I’m really bad at math.”

Casius:

“I’m really good at it.”

Nicola:

“Go for it Cas.”

Pauline:

“Perfect. Balances it out.”

Casius:

“Okay well my first question is how much money is left over if any from the initial 40 dollars.”

Me:

“None.”

Nicola:

Damn.

Casius:

“Okay and how much is the Big Mac non special?”

Me:

“I think you can figure that out. And the prices are tax included.”

Nicola:

“Haha. Combo?”

Me:

“Lmao.”

Casius:

“Okay okay hold on. This actually isn’t super difficult.”

Nicola:

“Mans didn’t even supersize.”

Casius:

“But I need a paper gimme two seconds LOL. We basically have to treat it like algebra lmao.”

Nick:

“Well, based on what you told us zero burgers were ever eaten and Biggie is the only person who could buy a burger as the menu was only one burger.”

Me:

“Yeah they all bought Big Macs.”

Casius:

HA. Woah. We’re assuming biggie isn’t gonna pay for his homies… 2pac isn’t really a homie…”

Me:

“Yes!!!’nnnnnn.”

Casius:

“Why would they even be together. Hahaha.”

Me:

“He pays for his homies. You win everything.”

Casius:

“Hahaha.”

Me:

“That’s 10 BigMacs for 3 dudes. Who among you could eat 3 Big Macs and still perform energetically?”

Nicola:

“Now I want McDonalds.”

Casius:

“Lmao. Not me. I’m dead after one.”

Nicola:

“I could do it easy.”

Me:

“Ma man.”

Nicola:

“It’ll take me a bit cause I’m a turtle pace eater. But for sure.”

Casius:

“Lmao.”

Pauline:

“My stomach tolerates junk food quite well but I hate eating before going on stage so I don’t think I would ever risk trying that haha.”

Nick:

“Lol I could probably do it. I eat a lot.”

Me:

“If you could write a song about any fast food chain which one would it be and would you sell it for a lifetime supply of French fries?”

Pauline:

“Haha Nicola I wonder if you’re a slower eater than me. I’ve always been the slowest eater in the band and it pisses everyone off.”

Nicola:

“If the Nicks of this band split 3 Big Macs in half.. It still equals to 3 Big Macs.”

Me:

“Whoa.”

Casius:

“LOL it would definitely be Wendy’s. No doubt that will be EVERYONES answer.”

Nicola:

“Wait.”

Pauline:

“In N Out burger. Because I’ve always wanted to try it but have never gotten the chance. Kind of like unrequited love.”

Casius:

“IN N OUT? Really? REALLY?”

Nicola:

“Does that include poutine?”

Casius:

“How was your answer not Wendy’s? I’m so disappointed lmao.”

 

 

Pauline:

“How will I ever know what it tastes like if I’ve never tried it?”

Casius:

“SAVE THAT FOR TOUR YOU FOOL!”

Nick:

“The answer is Wendy’s end of story.”

Casius:

“No need to waste a song on a fast food chain that hasn’t been there for us like Wendy’s!”

Nicola:

“She’s been loyal, so we’ll repay it in form of song.”

Me:

“If you could play your music for any famous villain fictional or non fictional… Which one?”

Casius:

“The Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland. Just so I could hear her scream off with their heads.”

Nicola:

“Nice one Casius!”

Casius:

“Lmao. Forever in love with Alice in Wonderland. I still think it would’ve been great to do a shirt with it for Daydreamer.”

Me:

“Okay last question. Your band is lost on the road and your car breaks down. What are each of you doing during the time you solve the problem?”

Casius:

“HAHA um.”

Pauline:

“Waiting for someone else to fix the problem.”

Nicola:

“Playing Pokemon.”

Casius:

“I know what I’d be doing but I’m not sure it’s interview appropriate lmao.”

 

Me:

“Go for it.”

Casius:

“I’d probably be smoking. Hahaha.”

Me:

“So you smoke, Pauline is maybe on Instagram, Nicola is catching Mewtwo…”

Nicola:

“And eating the life supply of fries and/or poutine during the rescue.”

Me:

“Who fixes the car?”

Casius:

“Nick. Or Mike.”

Pauline:

“Nick.”

Nicola:

“Magneto.”

Casius:

“We’d probably call CAA. HAHA.”

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Check out The Ocean Cure‘s debut EP “Daydreamer“.

© Shaun Fitl, Music Vice

 

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