Okay, so, I just finished watching Bryanstars interview number 2 with Never Shout Never and I’m so far from speechless. I lost all of the respect that I had for Christofer Drew. All of it. What was he expecting to gain from his behaviour? Obviously not a larger fan base. A worse reputation? Maybe.
Here’s a few things that I noticed while watching the interview.
1.) Is he really so addicted to cigarettes that he has to smoke during an interview. I’m sorry to any smokers out there but I think that’s just plain rude. It’s one thing to destroy your lungs and your health but to put other people through it? Second hand smoke can kill too. Personally, that to me is a sign that he’s not taking the interview seriously, no matter how many times he says that he wants a serious interview. It’s really sad, in my opinion, that he can’t put down the cigarettes for 10 or 15 minutes.
2.) He didn’t even try to start the interview off on a positive note. Was it really neccessary to confront Bryan about the “false rumour” thing during the interview? I think that was a subject that would have been better to approach when NOT in front of a camera. I feel like it was his intention to make Bryan uncomfortable from the very beginning. Christofer didn’t seem to want the interview to go well at all. I got the impression that he didn’t want a funny interview or a serious one. To me, it was almost like he didn’t want an interview at all, he wanted a chance to intimidate someone and make them feel small and insignificant.
When Bryan comments about making them even, Chris responds by saying they’ve “been even the whole time”. Obviously this isn’t true, he wouldn’t have mentioned the “false rumours” that he was so upset about if he wasn’t holding a grudge about it.
Chris says that he believes they are still able to make music today because they are “doing it for the right reasons”. It seems he has had a very dramatic change of mind since his interview with AP Magazine where he said things about Never Shout Never being gimmicky and making comments along the lines of “running away to hide in the mountains to get away from it all”.
Sure, Bryan did a video that he called “RIP Never Shout Never :(…” but if you actually took the time to watch it rather than just read the title and look at the thumbnail, you would realise that he never actually says anything about the band breaking up. He reads quotes from AP Magazine and talks about how sad Christofer Drew seems. I don’t see what is so horrible about that. A misleading title maybe but so what?
3.) Hayden Kaiser. He does nothing to hide his “I don’t give a crap” attitude. He doesn’t even look at the camera, he’s just looking off in the other direction the whole time with a sour look on his face. Seriously, this guy needs to learn about what’s called a “public image”. This is how you appear to the puplic. He appears to be a jerk. Simple as that. Also, he obviously has a bit to learn about doing interviews. If you get asked a question, you need to answer it. You can’t just mumble “I don’t know” all the time. If he didn’t want to participate, why is he there?
Chris then has the nerve to complain about how “all the focus is on him” and says that it isn’t fair and that it is a 3 person band. NEWSFLASH: This is called being a “frontman”. Every band has one. Also, if you don’t want all the focus to be on you, here’s a tip: DON’T FINISH EVERYONE ELSES SENTENCES AND TAKE OVER. When another band member gets asked a question, let them answer it!
4.) According to what he says in this interview, Christofer Drew is all about “constructive criticism” and he doesn’t insult people. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t call saying somebody’s show is a joke very constructive. I also thought it was a bit of a contradiction to what he was saying earlier when asked about being a role model. He says that rather than judging him, people should look at their own lives and see how they can improve. He flat out judges Bryan and attempts to tell him how to do his job. Practice what you preach.
For a guy who claims to be all about “positive energy”, he sure doesn’t have many positive things to say.
5.) The last thing I want to point out is that he complains about the substance of the interview and the relevance of the questions yet, was he not asking Bryan if he would be comfortable taking his shirt off? How on earth is that relevant?
And as far as the “bullshit” goes, I personally love BryanStars interviews because they make me laugh. Yes, LAUGH. Every other interviewer out there talks about the music and the serious stuff. It’s a refreshing change to watch a funny interview. And sure, we need to hear about the music but funny questions give you a chance to get a peak at the artists personality.
Seriously though, I wonder if Christofer Drew realises how many times his actions and the things he said to and about Bryan contradicted what he was saying in response to the questions.
Rant done, I’m over it now. Christofer Drew can go get arrested for Marijuana possession for all I care. Oh wait…he already did…