|Interviewing Puddle of Mudd! Woohoo! Umm, only it wasn’t me doing the interview this time. It was my friend Kristin doing it for a magazine. I was strictly just a tag along. Either way it would be good to see the guys again after such a long break.|
|But things have changed. Christian Stone is no longer in the band. Replaced with Paul Phillips, who was actually the original guitarist. So confusing I know. But keep up. I’ve only been a fan of this band for a few years, so I don’t know this “new guy”. Hmm I’m not sure how I feel about all this. Would we hit it off? Would we look nice in photos together? Should I refer to him as Christian the rest of the day out of loyalty? I bet this is how sports fans feel when players get traded. It was all one big question mark. I guess I’ll see how we click and take it from there.
Anyway, we would be meeting with Ryan Yerdon (drums) and Paul Phillips (guitar) at their hotel. Settle down now people. It was all on the up and up. In the lobby at around 3pm. So no funny stuff. Sheesh! You people have dirty minds. Anyway, it’s nice to meet you Chris um err Paul. And good to see you again Ryan. Well, of course Ryan remembers me, like duhhh.
So We headed into the hotel bar/restaurant and sat down at a booth where Kristin started asking some very intelligible questions. I decided to sit back and keep my mouth shut as to not get in the way. The exchange went something like this:
Kristin: Blah blah guitar riff, blah blah Les Paul?
This continued on for awhile. Ooh I wonder what my hair looks like? As I pull out my compact to check. Not bad, after being out in the cold. Ok, ok, focus Toni!
Kristin: Blah blah decided to return to POM?
Ooh Ryan’s sneakers are really cute. I wonder who makes them? Ok, ok, focus girl. I did however chime in towards the end of the conversation when Kristin finally asked them my burning question.
Kristin: So what do you think of “The Jersey Shore”?
Being from New Jersey myself, I wanted to make it clear that these folks were not exactly from The Garden State. Point made. We than all pondered if Snookie outside this incident deserved to get a punch in the face at some point or not? At the very least, it’s debatable.
|Overall things went well. I never realized just how soft spoken and mild mannered Ryan was. To see him play drums, you would never know it. For some reason this made me feel a bit nervous. I sort of got shy and clammed up around him. Since I don’t often get nervous it was very curious behavior on my part. When I was younger I used to experience hysterical blindness around Jon Bon Jovi. But that’s understandable. I guess I didn’t want to seem like a pushy New Jersey loud mouth or heaven forbid Snookie-like. Or maybe it was the way he would look up at me and smile. Again, it was all one big question mark.
And although I will miss Christian, Paul turned out to be an alright guy. After all, he does look nice sitting next to me. So, I guess I’ll let him stay.
So, we bid our adieu’s to the guys for now. Kisses. Hugs. And on to the show we go!
For more photos check out The Gallery: Puddle of Mudd Nokia Theater
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