We here at AP know you internet denizens love lists. And we know that folks in bands have other interests beyond cranking out decibels. So here’s Friday Fives, a column that solicits a list of five subjects from a number of various rockers.
This week, JOSH SCOGIN (pictured left, above), frontman for next-level metalcore aneurysm THE CHARIOT, reveals his five favorite things. No, really, this is what he told us. Frankly, we’re kind of shocked that noise, feedback, deconstruction, cultural dissonance and black cats named “Blixa” didn’t make the list. Maybe if it were a Top 10 list…
Pouring creamer into black coffee
I am not claiming to understand all of it, but every time I watch this phenomenon, I am pretty sure it holds the secrets of the universe. Ask anyone that really knows me: This is truly one of my favorite things of all time.
Nothing terrifies me more than the deep ocean, yet these little creatures give me hope. I am intrigued and fascinated by them.
A standing ovation
I am not talking about clapping at the end of a song when you have been forced to stand the whole time anyway. (Although, that is very nice and humbling in its own right.) I am talking about the romance of being so wooed from a performance, you impulsively jump to your feet and cheer with passion and thanks giving. When that happens to the entire audience, it is truly breathtaking.
As with any band, we, the Chariot, spend about 97 percent of our time traveling on interstates and main roads. But whenever I get the opportunity (read: not on tour), I love taking the scenic route/back roads. In my hometown, I know every one of them, and they always provide more of a journey, rather than just getting from point A to point B.
E minor seventh
This is the saddest chord I know, and it is my favorite. It has been very therapeutic at times in my life.