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"When Tim Cohen told Shayde Sartin he was writing a song called 'Be My Hooker,' the Fresh & Onlys bassist looked at the singer/guitarist and said 'There's no way we're gonna have a song with that title, dude,' explains Sartin. 'But sure enough, he laid a riff down and I was like, Jesus Christ, I can't believe you pulled something meaningful out of such a stupid line.' Welcome to the push/pull dynamic that fuels the Fresh & Onlys."
Bandega Interview with Shayde Sartin of The Fresh & Onlys (April 2010)The Fresh & Onlys and The Decline of Western Civilization.
Q: How have your shows changed over the years? Has your perspective on performing live changed?
A: I've found that just when you think you have a solid idea of what you're doing live, something will happen that makes you challenge yourself. We are constantly struggling to reinvent ourselves live. It's a healthy struggle. Plus, playing with bands like Thee Oh Sees and King Khan and The Shrines will push you to invent your own vibe live.
Q: Describe the most memorable live show you've played.
A: We played a loft party in Austin recently and I felt like I was in Decline of The Western Civilization. It was this co-op that probably held about 500 people. It was jam packed with people that were all sweating and rabid. The second we clicked off for the first song the place erupted! Bodies were immediately thrown onto the stage. It was a sea of flesh. It felt like LA punk circa '79!
Q: What venue do you consider to be your "home", where you feel most comfortable, with the crowd and the place itself?
A: It would have to be a toss up between The Knockout or Amnesia. We love both of those places.
Q: Describe the most enjoyable show you've ever experienced as a fan.
A: I saw Antony and The Johnsons in Rotterdam. It was the most beautiful show I've ever seen.
Q: Aside from adapting to play one-handed keyboard, do you think Tim Cohen having recently suffered a broken hand has moved the band into a direction it might not have otherwise taken?
A: It definitely changed us as a band. We aren't stubborn when it comes to our circumstances. We are positive people that will make the best of any situation. Tim's hand forced us to explore territories live we'd only flirted with recording.