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High On Rebellion
Pauley brings us to up-to-speed on her band Lo-Ball

by Chris Parcellin

What does each bandmember bring to Lo-Ball's sound?
I WAS THE LAST PERSON TO JOIN THE BAND AND IT IS VERY MUCH A FIVE MEMBER TEAM. I EXIST IN AND ROCK WITH THIS BAND BECAUSE OF THEM. I AM SO CONTINUOUSLY FLOORED BY THE TALENT I AM SURROUNDED BY. EVERY GIRL IS FUNNY, SMART AND STRANGE IN THEIR OWN VERY IMPORTANT WAY. EACH HAS A PRETTY SPECIFIC AND SPECIAL SOUND TO THEIR PLAYING. ALL THESE THINGS COMING TOGETHER IS WHAT MAKES LO-BALL'S SOUND.

Do you have a CD out now?
NOPE, WE'RE WORKING ON IT! SOME SONGS ARE AT: WWW.LOBALLROCKS.COM

Tell us some more about your upcoming CD. Are you getting some big-time producer in to work with you?
ALL THE CD STUFF IS IN THE WORKS, I'M NOT BEING CRYPTIC, THERE JUST AREN'T ANSWERS TO WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.

What type of stuff inspires you lyrically?
EACH PERSON IN THE BAND WOULD HAVE VARIATIONS IN THEIR ANSWERS TO THAT, AND EVERYONE WRITES. THERE'S HUMOR, ANGER, POLITICS, SOCIETY, UPS, DOWNS, SIMPLE OBSERVATION OR JUST MENTAL ODDITIES. I'VE BEEN PRETTY MUCH STRICTLY A POET FOR YEARS AND YEARS, SO FITTING WORDS INTO SONG AND RHYTHM IS MY CHALLENGE. I THINK MOST MUSICIANS WORK THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

Do you think your music is more influenced by old school stuff or the current bands that are around?
THE BAND'S SOUND PROBABLY FITS SOMEWHERE WITHIN THAT CONTINUUM, OLD SCHOOL ROCK, POP & PUNK WITH NEW FLAVORS OF IT ALSO. SINCE WE DON'T REALLY SOUND LIKE ANY OTHER BAND, IT'S HARD TO PIN DOWN.

Did you try to get on that crummy VH-1 show "Bands On the Run"?
THEY HAD CONTACTED US ABOUT IT. WE DIDN'T DO IT, BUT WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT IT ARE THE THINGS THAT EVERY BAND KNOWS ALL TOO WELL. ALTHOUGH IN A "CONTEST" FORMAT, THE PROCESS OF FLYERING, MERCHANDISE, THE ART OF SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVING TO WORK TOGETHER SOMEWHAT HARMONIOUSLY, ETC. ARE PRETTY FAMILIAR TO THOSE WHO DO IT EVERY DAY AND AREN'T ON TV WITH A SHINY NEW VAN AND A PER DIEM. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY HAVE TO HAUL THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT, BUT WE DO AND THEY SHOULD DO A WHOLE SHOW JUST ON HOW MUCH THAT SUX. WITH THE RELATIONSHIP STUFF...THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH IS INVOLVED IN WORKING THINGS OUT WHEN DATING JUST ONE PERSON, IN A BAND IT'S LIKE YOU'RE DATING FOUR OR FIVE PEOPLE AT ONCE. YOU HAVE TO REALLY BE COMMITED TO MAKING IT WORK. THANKFULLY, LO-BALL IS REALLY GOOD AT THAT AND WE ALL REALLY DO LIKE EACH OTHER. BEING ON TV IS WEIRD ANYWAYS, I'M SURE THERE WERE ALOT OF TIMES WHEN THE BAND MEMBERS ON THE SHOW WOULD WAKE UP LIKE, "WHOA, WHAT THE FUCK?". BUT THEN AGAIN, THE PRIZE MONEY AND EQUIPMENT IS MORE THAN MOST BANDS CAN EXPECT TO MAKE OFF A RECORD DEAL (SINCE THE RECORD COMPANIES MAKE ALL THE $$$$$$$).
SO WHOEVER "WINS" WILL HOPEFULLY HAVE NO REGRETS WHILE THEY ARE PLAYING THEIR NEW GUITAR THROUGH THEIR NEW AMP AND CAN HIRE A ROADIE TO CARRY IT ALL AROUND FOR THEM.

Exactly. I feel that they are all going to roast in Hell. Is there any story behind your band's name?
CLAUDIA, THE DRUMMER, PICKED IT UP FROM A PSYCH. CLASS SHE WAS TAKING.

How would you describe Lo-Ball's sound?
ROCK-N-ROLL, HEDGING INTO PUNK AT TIMES AND POP AT TIMES.

Who would you say are the band's biggest influences?
EVERYONE. ROCK-N-ROLL. THE LIST IS LONG AND VARIED.

Uh...okay. Are your gigs drawing big crowds at this point?
YEP, OUR SHOWS ARE COOL AND FUN. WE LOVE OUR FANS.

You're also an actress. Do you use that experience onstage? Do you jump around a lot and stuff?
SOMETIMES I JUST START QUOTING SHAKESPEARE, NO, JUST KIDDING...I DON'T THINK THE TWO THINGS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH EACH OTHER. ALL THE "JUMPING AROUND" BY THE BAND IS NO "ACT", IT'S JUST ROCK-N-ROLL.

So, what's up with you and Gene $immons?
GENE'S AWESOME AND HE WAS MY PRODUCER ON THE LAST TV PROJECT I DID. HE'S A GREAT GUY AND REALLY COOL TO US.

How would you describe the average Lo-Ball fan?
THOSE WHO LOVE A GOOD SHOW, LOVE ROCK-N-ROLL, AND GET IT. COOL PEOPLE.

Alrighty then, with all the bands out there today fighting for attention, what makes Lo-Ball special?
EVERYTHING. ALL 5 GIRLS ARE SUPER SMART, TALENTED, COOL AND FUNNY. OUR SOUND JUST IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER BAND. THERE REALLY IS NO ANSWER TO "SO, WHO DO YOU GUYS SOUND LIKE?".

Are you going to be going out on a big tour any time soon?
SOMETHING VERY COOL IS IN THE WORKS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S CONFIDENTIAL RIGHT NOW.

Yeah, let's not let that cat out of the bag!...What's your message for America's Youth?
KEEP ON DUCKING! NO, REALLY, BE AWARE OF THE POWER TO CREATE. A SONG, A POEM, A SHIRT, A PICTURE, WHAT EVER. CREATING SOMETHING THAT DID NOT EXIST BEFORE. OTHERWISE WE FIND OURSELVES MOVING IN RETROGRADE.