Recorded out in the Parking lot of Walter's On Washington in Houston May 8th 2010
Micky: Right! Because it's audio and they can't see me... Which is good.
Tx Punk: So, you have a new album out. Is there anything you want to do... At least drop the album.
Micky: Oh, no, no, no. Crack on.
Tx Punk: Alright, so, go buy the new album anyway.
What's your favorite song to play live?
Micky: Hmm... ... ... Large Pause... [He actually says that it's not a note]
I ain't got one because, ya get-...
A song's as good as the band, if you know what I mean, but a song can really be made by the audience. Ya know? So, um... If they're sining along with it, and ya know...
I think one thing left to say. It's because it's different, and it gets a different reaction, because if people don't expect it, and uh, it's just different. Because a song can also depend on how good your pit is, and stuff like that. You know what I mean?
Tx Punk: Yeah, it's kinda dependent on the night.
Micky: Yeah! It's like everywhere is different, just like you can never have a favorite gig, because it all depends what day of the week it is, you know what the weather's like, what's been going on. You never have the same gig twice, if you know what I mean.
Tx Punk: Yeah, absolutely.
Micky: You know it's never just going through the motions, and exactly the same thing happens every night, because you haven't got a clue what's going to happen. So it's... It' what keeps us going.
*Leans closer to recorder*
If you don't understand me don't worry. Talk to the label, and they'll tell you what I mean.
Micky: No... No. But I'm ready to go with books. Hahahaha. I'm just going to go, and get the proper training to be able to write a book. It's very different... The things that have happened to me over the years... You know, you couldn't pick one out.
Tx Punk: Yeah it's such a range...
Micky: Yeah, it's just like everyone says "Do a book! Do a book! Do a book!", and I know the idea that I want, um, to make it different, you know to make it interesting instead of *in mocking droll tone* "Well, I was born in, blah, blah, blah"... type thing. Um.. and it will be funny. Very, very funny. But sad in places of course. Things like that, but um... A friend of mine at home is John King, you know he wrote books... You know he's written loads. He wrote Football Factory, and Human Punk, and stuff like that. But he's an actual writer, and he was telling me how you have do it for a proper book to get it done properly. And it's not easy. Ya know that's why he's a writer, and I'm a singer, it's two totally different things... I can write, but I can speak a lot better than I can write... But it will happen one day! But the other worry is that people won't believe the book.
Tx Punk: Haha. You always get that, The non-believers.
Micky: It's like they go "No... That can't have happened.". haha. But everything in there it would be true. Ya know, totally. But, um, I think you'll love the idea, but I'm not going to give the idea away, because if I gave the idea away, you know what would happen at the end of next month. *Mimics newscaster* "So, and so releases his first book!". Funny. That was my idea.
Tx Punk: Right, yeah!
Micky: How did he get that?... But it will be funny. You know, I'm like an Ozzy Osbourne, it will really be pathetic. It really will. But it won't be harping on about violence, and things like that. It will be funny, true, unbelievable stories that happened. So, anyway. That's that! That is in the pipeline of the next 20 years.
Tx Punk: Yeah, just to give a range or so.
What's your biggest musical influence?
Micky: ... I don't know... It sort of comes... naturally, and it's not who you think. I don't think. You know like, I expect one of you has probably been in bands, *points around* or play whatever.
A lot goes back to when you're a kid. Because that's when it settles in you head, and that's when you first decide without realizing, what style of music you like. Whether it's bluesy, or more on the reggae side, or whether it's dance or what. Because I don't know if you're like me, but I don't care who a songs by. Somebody my age could say "I like that!", or they could say "That's shit. I don't like it". I don't go with the flow. And because I was listening to a lot of different music before Punk. You know when I was born, so pre-1976, '77, I was listening to tons of different stuff. Things like David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust days, The Faces, Sabbath, Deep Purple, Status Quo. To name but a few. I had a big sister, and I've got all her music memories in there. Me mum, a little bit, and me dad wasn't interested in music. So, yeah it's just a concoction of, Ya know you get ideas. Because I started buying on disc or downloading, once they're cheap, or they remaster the copies of vinyl I got, you know that's pre-'76, and I go "Oh, I forgot how good he was." with a lot of the bands. So, um. You know I listen to anything, and everything. If I like it, I like it... I certainly don't listen to Punk Rock all day, because *everyone including Micky starts to laugh* the last thing you want to hear when you come off stage is Punk Rock. Haha. People think you do, but you're like "No! No! I need to chill out for at least an hour!". So...
Micky: ...I found out about this 5 minutes ago, and... What is it? A new magazine, or fanzine?
Tx Punk: Online Zine.
Micky: Online Zine... And... Support it!
Tx Punk: And support NTXSkatePunk.com*points over at NtxSkatepunk team*!
Micky: Oh, Alright! Yeah.
Tx Punk: It's a brand new zine up in Dallas. Please check it out!
And I guess that's it... Unless you have a question *points at Justin of NTX Skate Punk*
Justin: *Shakes head* Nah.
Tx Punk: Shake your head "yes"!
Also, I swear I didn't make up the ending to my portion of it. I have audio proof!!!