We had the good fortune of connecting with Fishing For Chips and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Fishing For Chips, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Definitely The Buddy System! In the 1995 film HeavyWeights, we learned that the buddy system is essential, not just at fat camp, but in all walks of life! Buddies are everything to us, without friends and family, we have nothing. Without the buddy system, if you start a band and aren’t best friends, you’re never going to make it. It won’t be a cohesive group if you can’t stand each other. That’s exactly why the band has been able to solider on for the last 4 years, because we’re best friends!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It’s really tough right now as musicians, watching Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem beefing. I mean, if they both just tried the buddy system we think they could put put aside their difference and make something great together.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
During Covid: My House-Larry My House-Chris My House/Patio- Daniel My Grandmother’s Basement-Mitch Pre-Covid: Tivoli’s Bar Downtown Karina’s Marisco Crazy Burger-Northpark Oceanair-Downtown Til-Two Tower Bar Soda Bar Shakspere’s Pub
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We are super fortunate to get to work and play shows with so many rad people both on and off the stage. However, Eric “Cheecho” Kocal stands above them all! Our Friend Cheecho started his involvement in the scene with Mitch as the Cameraman and Producer of SanDiegoPunk.com’s video Interview series and as soon as Fishing For Chips formed, Cheecho was there with camera in hand. He has acted as a roadie, babysitter, driver, photographer, music video director, and Toby aguire expert on tours local shows alike. The 5th member of Fishing For Chips has the 1st place spot in our hearts. Please check out his stuff at Cheecho.com
Eric Cheecho Kocal- Post Show, San Diego Beerfest 2019, Qualcomm Stadium Andres Anaya-N.W.A. for Chips