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David Pritt

How did you join On A Pale Horse?

Josh Brainard

An old mutual friend of the band called and said he had a project for me… It was a creatively bankrupt time for me, so I was totally ready for something new. I tried it and loved the vibe. Though it’s a totally different band now- we still had basic ideas that we were developing, and that is what made it exciting.

David Pritt

When you first became a guitarist for the band did it feel comfortable?

Josh Brainard

I actually recorded a song in the studio before I even jammed with the band… so I was a little daunted in the beginning. From there I have grown as a player and musician and part of that growth was being in the band, so from there I could say that I GREW to be comfortable.

David Pritt

Did you automatically bond with the band?

Josh Brainard

I think so… I spent four hours a week in the car driving back and forth from practice with Jeremy the first few months I joined, and they were totally my crutch going through my divorce… up to and including our old drummer Greg letting me stay with him for awhile. I have(had) lots of different bonds with everyone in the band.

David Pritt

When developing music, what did you have in mind?

Josh Brainard

The thing I like most about Pale Horse is the fact that we seem to be going the exact opposite way of most of the industry. I think what we all have in mind is to make music that we like to hear and play… even if it isn’t anything resembling the schlep on the radio… and what we like to hear and play is rock and roll. It’s all about Gibson guitars and Miller High Life. \m/
David Pritt

When did you feel that On A Pale Horse were a band?

Josh Brainard

Nick’s joining kind of sealed the deal on that. He came at a time when, I believe, we finally knew where we were going and had started down the path. He was basically the missing engine, because we were pushing the car up to that point.

David Pritt

How was this band, compare with earlier bands, such as Slipknot?

Josh Brainard

No comparison. Apples to oranges. This band is like nothing I have ever been a part of. I have never seen five people get along as well as we do.

David Pritt

How did you feel about Andy leaving On A Pale Horse?

Josh Brainard

I have known Andy for 15 years almost… this was the third band I had been in with him. It’s always(usually) a bummer when someone leaves a band… these are people that you bleed, sweat, and share your heart with. Never easy, but a rigor of the job. AndyÕs departure didnÕt turn out to be the setback I thought it would be initially we got lucky with Aaron but on a personal level I miss the guy, he makes me laugh.

David Pritt

How did you feel about Aaron joining On A Pale Horse?

Josh Brainard

Aaron really kicks ass. He is a good person and a great friend and an amazing person to have in and around your band, no matter what he is doing. He can play guitar, bass, sing and he can write riffs too. I didn’t really know him that well before… looking back I have NO idea why we were never in a band together before.
Aaron’s joining was definitely a breath of fresh air, a new chapter and all that, and I knew that I liked the sound initially, I just had no idea until we got to the studio how dramatically it changed the dynamic of Pale Horse…. getting into the studio with him was like “Yup… this is what we were after, alright.”

David Pritt

How was the recording process to you?

Josh Brainard

I always love to be in the studio. I say there are 2 cool things about being musician (3 if you are single )
Playing live- and Being in the Studio. The rest of the biz can lick my balls.
The process for BINTDC was fun for me because I really got my hands dirty with the mixing and mastering… something I had never really done much of before. I also loved adding all of the little things on, piano on the flood, the bridge on Eagle OTM. Aaron was amazing to watch… there were lots of last minute additions vocally (including my parts). I can’t fathom how we ever played the songs before without some of these parts.

David Pritt

Did you have any encouragement during the recording process?

Josh Brainard

I could get Jeremy to bring me a beer from the cooler on a good day.

David Pritt

What has been your most memorable live show?

Josh Brainard

This last summers Lazerfest was cool, It was cool for me to share something I felt so personally connected to with that many people (8000+ I think). Also the time we opened for a Kiss tribute band, It was the closest I will probably ever get to opening for Kiss. ļ

David Pritt

What has been your Highlight of OAPH?

Josh Brainard

Lazer fest was one, we actually got voted on to that show. Recording the Album, hearing Come On for the first time on air. Lots of things.

David Pritt

Where do you see On A Pale Horse in the future?

Josh Brainard

To be the only signed band in America that STILL wonÕt use pro tools.
We will also have a Taquito endorsement.

David Pritt

Do you have any regrets about joining the band?

Josh Brainard

Nope. Never. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

David Pritt

In your own words, describe your experience with On A Pale Horse

Josh Brainard

I have the coolest people in the world in my band. I love them all like brothers, and I donÕt ever want to be in a band with anyone else. Musically IÕm very emotionally connected to pale horse, most of it reminds me of something very personal, or I wrote it about something very personal. With the hard times and personal problems I had early on in the band, Pale Horse became the backdrop and the soundtrack of my revolution examples. Lyrics to ÒCome OnÓ are about my brothers in this band, our unity, our purposes and passions. Music to ÒBreak the BreadÓ was written out of emotion I felt for another person and the music, to me, tells a story that is personal to me.
Pale Horse is as big a part of me as I am of it. The band would be very different without me, and I would be a different person without the band.

GENERAL

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Full Name

Josh Brainard
Josh Brainard
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D.O.B

Josh Brainard
08/06/NOYB

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Born and bred
Josh Brainard
Born Las Cruces, New Mexico
Inbred in Iowa, Waterloo/Cedar Falls( until age 15). Des Moines

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Favourite band
Josh Brainard
Kiss

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Favourite Song:
Josh Brainard
Impossible question, I don’t even know where to begin
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First CD
Josh Brainard
My first rock and roll TAPE was Duran Duran, “Seven and the Ragged Tiger¨

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First Concert attended
Josh Brainard
Kiss, Slaughter, Faster Pussycat- 1990, Vets Auditorium in Des Moines
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Previous to OAPH

Josh Brainard
Band early in high school (can’t remember what the name was)
Vexx/Inveigh Catharsis
Modifidious
Slipknot
Undone

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Influences

Josh Brainard
Eek, a lot, I’ll list majors:
Slayer
Kiss
Metallica
Sabbath
Kyuss
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First job:

Josh Brainard
Picking pumpkins
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Last job
Josh Brainard
Database Admin
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Favourite tattoo

Josh Brainard
I like my girlfriends tattoos, but I think that has more to do with the fact that she has to be naked to see most of em, yummy.
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Favourite Film

Josh Brainard
Good god, there is no way in hell I could answer this.When I retire in music, I WILL become a film critic- or an actor.