Over the last 8
years, we have been asked a lot of questions & listed are the ones
that stand out as my favorite ones! Some of them are to be taken with a
sense of humor & some are as serious as a fucking heart attack, so
you can make your own judgments as to which questions are which.....
Did you know you're spelling your name wrong?
Actually, to my knowledge, there is no
right or wrong way to spell ENERTIA, & when we came up w/ the
idea to us it back in January 1996, the only word we found in the
dictionary was inertia, & we decided to add our own twist to
it & change the I to an E.
If we only had $1 for every club we've played at that has spelled our
name INERTIA on the marquee......
Do you own the name?
We trademarked the name ENERTIA in the USA back in the beginning
of 1999 & it dates back to the first proof of use, which is February
1996. We have dated sales contracts going back to 1996 w/ several
distributors in Europe, Australia, South America & Asia which
serve as proof of ownership our name in all of those territories also.
Ironically enough, to my knowledge, at one point in 1998, there were at
least 7 groups using OUR name (according to their respective web pages,
none of them were formed before 1997) & to my knowledge most of them
were smart enough to change it when I
do you think of music sharing software?
I personally am pro-Napster, and have been using
it for the last year & encourage everyone that has downloaded our
music from MP3.com & IUMA.com to feel free & post our music
online. For a band without a record deal, it has proven to be a great
way for people to discover whether they like us or not before shelling
out hard earned money on something that could end up as a drink coaster
if they weren't given the opportunity to sample our tunes.
write for (insert name of magazine / webzine here) & am interested
in receiving a CD to review. Can you send me one?
This is a tricky one! If I were a billionaire, I
would send one to everyone that asked, but since I'm not, I have to
decide exactly which zines should get them & where we will get
exposure to people that will like our music. As a rule, If I am
unfamiliar with a zine/web site, I will ask that I am sent a copy of a
print zine or wait until a web site is published before I send a disc. I
know it sounds like I'm being a dick, but remember that we are the ones
financing EVERYTHING, & our last CD put us back almost $8000.
happened to your bus?
The picture & attached story explain it VERY
well! Click here!
happened to Dave?
After the release of Flashpoint & subsequent shows
all over hell, Dave seemed a little frustrated w/ our "lack of
success" & hooked up w/ a new side project in 2000 called Pile Of
Heads. As you can guess by the name, it is VERY stylistically different
from ENERTIA. As we were writing songs for CD #4, Dave's side project
became his main focus & needless to say, we decided to ask him to step
down. There are no hard feelings or soap opera bullshit & we wish him
the best w/ all future endeavors.
you looking for a replacement for Dave?
At first, I really wanted to get a rhythm player,
but as we progressed w/ writing for the new CD, the idea sort of
disappeared. We've met & know several people that would be a great fit
for the band (personality & music wise), BUT at the same time, we are
happy w/ the way the band works as a 4 piece.
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