It's Jawbreaker Day, and We Got Chris Bauermeister and Adam Pfahler To Do An Interview Together


Last year I introduced you to the wonderful delight that is Jawbreaker Day (if you forgot, click here). 

A synopsis: Jawbreaker was a band that released the album Dear You in 1995. On the record is a song called "Sluttering (May 4th)." Jawbreaker has a devoted fanbase and the Internet is prime real estate for nerds doing nerdy things. Put the two together and May 4 becomes Jawbreaker Day.

For this year's extravaganza, I tried to track down all three members of the band (singer/guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach, bassist Chris Bauermeister and drummer Adam Pfahler). As you'll see if you keep reading, I got the rhythm section, which is pretty cool for super fanboys such as myself.

Also, I have no way to confirm this other than a quick (and I do mean "quick") Google search, but as far as I can tell, these two don't appear in interviews together often. Bauermeister's online presence is damn near nil. At least to strangers anyway, which makes my job all the more difficult. Maybe he's on the Facebook or the Twitters under an alias, but I'm not privy to such information. 

Having two out of three members for this year's post means it's going to be hard to top this for Jawbreaker Day 2013, but there is one way this train can keep on rolling. I'm looking at you, Mr. Schwarzenbach.

When did you first hear of Jawbreaker Day?

Adam Pfahler: I remember people talked about it on the "Blackboard" message boards.
Chris Bauermeister: When Adam sent me this email.

What was your first reaction? What do you think of it now?
Adam: I think it was cool. But really, isn't every day Jawbreaker Day?
Chris: A Jawbreaker day? Really? I guess I'm flattered.

Do you celebrate May 4th in the Mission in a '63 with 10,000 miles, a pack of Chesterfield Kings, hanging out with a girl who pierced her nose way before it was cool?
Adam: Four references in one sentence? That's got to be a record!
Chris: Haven't figured that out yet -- I suppose I'll be driving to Canada for a nice weekend vacation with my wife (though I had planned that already).

Many people (myself included) think "Sluttering" is the best song off Dear You. That's not a question, but feel free to reply like it is.

Adam: I love that song. But I think the best song is "Accident Prone" and I've thought that from the very beginning.
Chris: The bass isn't loud enough.

Since Coachella is fresh on everyone's minds...have you been offered to play the festival? If not, I'm assuming there have been some decent offers from others, right?

Adam: Yeah, we get offers for reunion tours and festival spots pretty regularly, from Coachella to playing a wedding party for friends. Last year Lorne Michaels offered us $3,000 to reunite on "Saturday Night Live." No, that was the Beatles.
Chris: To quote Sergeant Schultz, "I know nothing! Nothing!"

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