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I saw that you guys were featured in Spin, and recently on MTV? I guess I didn't realize that MTV still had bands play.
MP: They don't! I think we were probably the only band to play in decades and decades.
KM: Well, except for Taking Back Sunday.
MP: Carson Daly died.
I'm not sure that's true.
MP: He was cryogenically frozen in MTV studios.
Did Spin and MTV mean a lot to you in the 90s?
MP: I dunno, sometimes, not very often, little girls will say, "I saw you on MTV." So that's cool. It was this daytime talk show that, I guess, replaced TRL. It's On with Alexa Chung. Alexa Chung's this British supermodel, and they talk about fashion.
Was it strange to perform there?
JD: She asked us to do it, personally. No one from MTV wanted us on the show.
MP: They shoved us into this room.
MP: Waffle bar. Slept through it.
JD: It was funny because they told me weeks ahead of time, "The band has to be there at 8am."
JD: No, it was originally 8am, but the day before, they're like "Ok, but we have to advance this thing, so your crew has to be here at 6 am."
MP: The crew!
JD: Yeah, I was like, what? There's no crew.
KM: Our posse.
JD: When we showed up to load in our own gear at like 6am, the guys who were there to load us in were actually laughing. They thought it was hilarious. They were like, "Usually they pull up with their buses, and we gotta pull out all this shit."
But it must have meant something to your parents anyway, to say that you were on MTV.
MP: Of course it did.
KM: It's definitely a parental stamp of approval.
MP: Yeah, because what else can your mom and dad say to friends? Everybody knows what MTV is. Not like, "Oh, my kid was on Brooklyn Vegan." "What are you talking about? I'm 46-years old."