When Jonathan Cook of the band Forever the Sickest Kids isn’t conducting circle pits, showing his appreciation for security guards wearing cowboy hats, or sitting down with Charlie Sheen for a casual afternoon conversation, he conducts interviews. A lot of interviews. However, in order to conduct this interview, I had to find him. As I went on my quest, walking past scores of 14 year old girls waiting for doors to open, I finally found their manager. While I walked on to the FTSK tour bus, I was approached by a very mellow Jonathan (very unsuspecting due to his contagious hyperactivity on stage). As we walked to the back to find some peace and quiet for the interview, he and FTSK’s band manager Brandon discussed the upcoming NCAA tournament viz.
Georgetown Basketball. Once the interview got started, there was no going back. Many of the questions were provided by you, the WGTB listener, and I thank you for your support of this project. Be sure to listen in below to hear his dulcet voice explain the important things in life, including (but not limited to) FTSKU, Charlie Sheen, Robots v. Aliens, and The North American Low Rider Association. As they say, enjoy.
After the interview, I had the pleasure of attending the concert. The show, taking place on March 4th at the 9:30 Club, was headlined by Good Charlotte and opened by Runner Runner, This Century, and For
ever the Sickest Kids. Forever the Sickest Kids, performing right before Good Charlotte, was undoubtedly a fan favorite. From the second they got on stage to the moment they exited, everyone in attendance was dancing, moving along to the music, and singing the lyrics. However, FTSK’s set was not limited to music. Whether Jonathan was singling out the enthusiastic couple in the middle of the crowd, telling people to “Get Crazy”, or performing mic tricks, there was never a dull moment on stage. Their self-titled album came out just three days ago and the crowd already knew the words to all the songs. By going back and forth from their old tunes to their new tracks, the crowd was involved beyond belief. Their heavy guitar work, vocal trade offs, and charismatic stage presence made this power pop band put on a great show. 4 stars.
– Alex Podkul, host of Nothing But A G-O-D Thang, Tuesdays 3-4pm on WGTB