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Bloodhag - Seattle metal band - Brief Article
Thrasher Magazine,  August, 2001  by Todd Taylor

Where are the codpieces ?

JB: My skills at clothing crafting are pretty limited. I was hoping that by this time I'd be hooked up with some sort of fashion model. When we do the R**d Like a Beast album (ala WASP's F**k Like a Beast), I'll be wearing a bloody book codpiece on the cover.

How did the library tour go?

Z: One show got cancelled. It had been broached to the librarians as "something for teens" and this lady at the Olympia library decided it was going to be something for young teens. They had a sign-up sheet at the library. One person signed up, heard we were a metal band, then pulled her kid out. Our point was to bring the youth into the library.

JB: We were treated like rock star royalty.

JM: The librarian in Hoquiam...

Z: She was saying, "Those were the kids who come into the library to try and steal CDs and stuff. I've never seen these kids ever interact or enjoy them-selves that much."

JB: That's all in the video--The Faster You Go Deaf, The More Time You Have to Read: The Timberland Regional Library District Tour 2001. The Read Free or Die Tour." Big-assed long title, but it's only eight minutes long.

Good for ADD.

JB: That showed at South by Southwest as part of the short documentary film competition. Zach, how much do you bleed when you floss with the E string? (Otherwise known as doing bass slides with his teeth.)

Z: Well, I've been known to lose chunks of teeth. I learned my lesson--not to do the solo to "Phillip K. Dick" with my teeth. Luckily, my mother works at a dental clinic and I got that fixed on the cheap.

Jake, have you ever faced litigation for throwing books and inflicting severe paper wounds?

JM: You wasted a dude right in the face and broke his tucked-up Mongoose-styled glasses.

JB: That was a straight head bash. He was up by the side of the stage and I hit him on the head and I didn't know he had his sunglasses across the top of his head, and I split them right in half. He's all, "These were 80 dollar sunglasses." Then there was this really big straight edge kid. We finished the song and he said, "You hit me in the face with the book." And his friend goes, "He's going to kick your ass." And I'm like, "You're not going to kick my ass." And he's like, "What do you mean?" And I'm like, "Well, you can't kick my ass. How about that, motherfucker?" The worst part was after the show, he wouldn't take my apology. "You marked my face." He had this little, tiny blue mark under his eye. The guy was a foot and a half taller than me. The first book I ever threw out hit a really cute girl right in the face.

JM: It hit Brent's girlfriend right between the eyes.

JB: That was the curse, that I was always going to hit the biggest guy or the smallest girl in the head. One thing that will prove your hardcore geekiness...

JM: We went to Robert E. Howard's home (author of Conan), over 100 miles out of our way.

JB: The place he lived his entire life and killed himself. Cross Plains, Texas. We searched through two cemeteries looking for his gravestone so we could get a photo....

(They also stole a route 666 sign.)

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