The Independent Clauses is built on the
backs of independent bands. Therefore, it should be no surprise that we searched out a band who none of you have ever heard
of to interview. We believe in Blue Sky Envy, and you can see why in this extremely scientific survey:
Independent Clauses: What does your name
mean? I kinda have a couple guesses, only guesses...
Blue Sky Envy: We had a lot of other really
retarded names before (aspiring failure, second best, stealing home) but finally decided on this name when we played a friends'
party and it started to pour outside right before we played. We kinda wished it was nice out, but it was fun in the
rain, good party. Ever try slip and slide with soap, rain and mud?
IC: How did you guys form?
BSE: Zach needed to do a project for video
production class and met two other kids who played guitar and sang. They decided to start a band and write a song for
the project. Jimmy was introduced to the band through our old singer and eventually we kicked out the old guitarist
and got Jake who Jimmy had been friends with and played with before. After breaking up we reformed and started playing
a lot but went through about 4 singers. Finally we found Corey- everything went from there.
IC: What's the worst thing about
being a young band?
BSE: Nobody takes you seriously,
can't tour, we still have to have school and college to worry about because you never know what will happen with the band.
Basically still having to deal with everything you normally do in high school and college.
IC: What's the best thing about being in
BSE: The chicks....not really because we
don’t have any....chicks...that is...but going to shows and being the people that everyone is there to see, recording,
meeting other bands you like, having fans, having fun doing what we love, and acting stupid. I mean if you love playin
music what could be better than playing in a band, it's the best feeling ever when you get up there and everyone is there
for you and it's just awesome.
does BSE write music?
BSE: We usually listen to a bunch of CDs
for inspiration and then one of us gets an idea and we work from there. It all usually comes together. It'll start
with just Jake fooling around and possibly getting an idea and once he comes up with a riff of some sort Jimmy will just make
a bass line to it and then Zach will start a beat and there you go another successful song writing process haha.
IC: My favorite song of yours is definitely
"Something Lost in Space". Is there a story behind it?
BSE: It was one of the first songs
we made when we kinda changed our style from a more poppy sound to what it is now. Back when we first formed our music
was just so incredibly simple that a three year old could probably play the songs we made. As we progressed we started
to make somewhat better music, but we would have to say that "Something Lost in Space" was the breakthrough song for us cause
it was the first song that we really thought was awesome and it blew all of our old stuff right out of the water.