Fight Night Followup interview

8 Sep

Charlie Hunter runs Denton DIY venue The Schoolhouse, along with I ♥ Math Records. On Saturday the Schoolhouse was ground zero for Fight Night, and I decided to ask Charlie exactly what the hell happened.

Did you think we could actually pull this off?

CH: Hell no. Just kidding. I figured the day would be plagued with problems, just due to the size of the show and I honestly thought that the cops would shut us down by 11, so I’m really happy that it ran as smoothly as it did, and only an hour behind schedule, which has to be some sort of Denton record.

What the hell happened?

CH: Hmmmm…. You and I consumed large quantities of alcohol to try to reduce the stress level of holding all this together, a soccer game broke out in the back yard, Giggle Party destroyed my home in the most entertaining way possible and Danny Fulgencio from the Dallas Observer took so many photographs of the insanity that none of us will ever be able to hold a public office without paying him off.

I was told you were planning to help Spooky Folk put out a record, can you give us some details?

CH: The Schoolhouse doubles as the office for I ♥ Math Records, both of which are run by myself, John Jurado, and Rachel Watts. Ever since the first time I saw Spooky Folk, I’ve been dying to get their music heard, so I figured I’d just start a label and put the damn record out myself. We’ll start recording on September 12th with Ryan Thomas Becker and go from there. Rumor has it that Chris Flemmons has shown an interest in recording at least one track (Bible Belt), but nothing has been nailed down in that area just yet. That’s all I’m allowed to say so far.

Ever going to try to do something this ambitious again?

CH: Definitely. Just give me enough time to scrub the cupcakes off the ceiling.

Anything you want to let the people know?

CH: I do want to thank all of the bands for playing, all of the fans for coming out and supporting them, and you, Jaime, for helping me to realize what is really possible if you just throw caution to the wind and pray that you don’t go to jail. Also, I guess I should plug the next show. September 26th is a birthday show for Kaleo from Spooky Folk. The lineup so far is Spooky Folk, Peoplodian, New Science Projects and RTB2, but we’ve got 2 or 3 more bands that we’re waiting to hear from. Other than that, we’re in the planning stages for a benefit show, most likely a food drive to help the Denton Community Food Center, and we will most likely be doing a couple of art shows in the near future. We’ll keep everyone posted via our Facebook page as soon as we know more.

I’d like to take this space to thank Charlie, and everyone that was involved with Fight Night, all your work is appreciated, and let’s do this again next year.

3 Responses to “Fight Night Followup interview”

  1. Kat September 8, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    Thanks, Charlie! Sorry again about trashing your home!

  2. Katie September 8, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    Man, I wish I could have stayed!

  3. blairegrady September 8, 2009 at 7:24 pm #

    The show looked like such an amazing musical experience… I really hate missing all these great shows, wish I had the money to travel.

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