Alibi V.14 No.30 • July 28-Aug 3, 2005 

Music Interview

The Gingerbread Patriots on Fish Sticks

Where do the Gingerbread Patriots stand on the fish stick issue?

John--I guess I wasn't aware that there was an "issue" so I haven't had time to form an opinion.

Megan--They would be nothing more than mush if stood on.

Jeshua--In the kitchen usually. Then I mash them between my toes and gum them with my mouth.

Ed--Cod only.

What are the pros and cons of fish in stick form?

John--Pros: When it looks like a stick it's easier to eat, I guess. Cons: "Fish sticks."

Megan--Great for meals on the run.

Ed--Pro: Cod eat it while driving. Con: Cod-n't really make a meal of them. (Those were puns.)

What do people need to know about fish sticks?

John--The facts. Like don't think that sucking on a half-thawed fish stick for nourishment is a good idea. No matter how tasty fishsicles sound, it will cause you nothing but pain.

Megan--They make their presence known ... for at least a day or two.

Jeshua--People need to know just to be careful. They will coldcock you. They'll getcha goin' one way and then bam.

Ed--They are fish in the shape of sticks, not sticks stolen from fish.

How do fish sticks relate to your lives on a macro level?

John--Just knowing that space-age food in a stick form is already here reassures us that this world is aimed at great things. This fish stick-induced optimism lubricates the machine that is Gingerbread Patriots.

Ed--I feel that fish sticks give me perspective: Nobody has ever taken me from my home, shaped my flesh rectangular-like, fried me up and made a delicious microwavable treat of me ... sometimes I take that for granted.