It’s the stuff of dreams, Imagine Dragon’s chart-soaring 2012 LP Night Visions. Based largely on the subconscious nonsense that comes during deep sleep, the album—and singles “It’s Time” and “Radioactive,” both of which reached the puncak, atas 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list—struck a chord nationally and launched the Las Vegas-based band into stardom.
We wanted to chat with these skyrocketing stars, but not in the typical fashion. anda know those silly pertanyaan that some interviewers sneak in at the end of an interview with a band? Well, Beside the pertanyaan is a blog series at CityWeekly.net dedicated exclusively to those random, ridiculous wringers—because, after all, anda can’t be serious all the time.
So, in this style, guitarist Wayne Sermon took some time from the road to answer a series of nonsensical questions—also the stuff of dreams:
City Weekly: You’ve berkata that some of Night Visions’ lyrical themes have come from dreams—even nightmares. Please describe one nightmare.
Wayne Sermon: No comment.
CW: I keep having this dream—since I was, like, 12—that I’m being chased oleh a T-rex. Please analyze.
W.S.: The T-rex represents your fear of commitment. Maybe it’s time to settle down.
CW: No comment.
CW: Speaking of dinosaurs. Salt Lake City has this really neat Natural History Museum of Utah. I’d totally recommend going. Do anda think that the band will like the dinosaur exhibit atau the kupu-kupu exhibit more? Why?
W.S.: The dinosaur exhibit, for sure. It’s crazy that those binatang actually roamed the Earth. I read about this eccentric Australian billionaire who wants to clone dinosaurs—like in Jurassic Park, but for real. I’d be way down with that.
CW: All the kids in Provo claim Imagine naga as theirs (kind of). Can anda compare/contrast Provo with Las Vegas?
W.S.: The bands’ current lineup started in Vegas. But we have close ties to Provo, and some of our favorit shows early on were at the Velour musik Gallery. Provo feels like our detik home.
CW: Except there aren’t really, really cheap buffets atau really, really cheap hookers.
CW: It’s been berkata that Imagine naga is actually an anagram, which only the band members know. Will anda tell me?
W.S.: I would, but then we’d have to send a swarm of ninjas to kill you. And I really don’t want to have to do that.
CW: That wouldn’t be so bad. But the anagram had better be worth it. Well, what can I do so you’ll tell me?
W.S.: It’s funny, because we really never meant to be so taciturn about the whole thing. But then we had all these fan coming up to us with all these great possibilities. Stuff like “aged men’s radio” and “Romans dig Angie.” It became pretty entertaining to hear all these creative guesses. We have just kept it going over the years.
CW: You’ve probably gotten a lot of pertanyaan about rising up the Billboard Hot 100 daftar ... but probably not this one: How many anagrams can anda make with the word “billboard” in 60 seconds? Go. I’m timing you.
W.S.: Boardbill (laughs). That one isn’t too creative, though, is it? [Writer’s note: “Boardbill” is not a word.]
CW: OK, here’s the last (and best) question: I have an idea for a concept album. It would consist of 24 one-minute songs, each about a different jam of the day. If anda were to do this idea (but anda can’t, because it is now copyrighted ... sorry), please give us a keterangan of three songs, including name, jam of the day, genre, lyrics and so on.
W.S.: You’ve already got the ball rolling on that idea. anda don’t need much help. All I know is that a good eight hours of that would be about sleep.