Croissant: In 6 words or less, give us the best idea that you can of who Jade Puget is. (Not including "the guitarist in A Fire Inside" even though that's 6 words exactly ;))
Jade: Trouble, baby, trouble.
C: Just to set the record straight, when is your birthday?
J: November 28th.
C: Hunter's got Hunter Revenge. Davey's got Son of Sam. Would you ever consider/have you ever considered doing some kind of side project? If so, what could we expect to hear?
J: It's a surprise.
C: What's your favourite food?
J: It used to be chicken and granola bars once upon a time but, now that I'm vegetarian, it's just chicken.
C: Do you believe in angels?
J: Yeah, I think they've got a shot this year.
C: At one point, I came across a picture of you and Dave playing ping-pong. You look like it's second nature and Dave looks extremely concentrated. So who's the better ping-pong player?
J: I think the answer to that question is pretty obvious, who's the one wearing a high-water turqoise shirt that says "Fuck Off" on the front?
C: What are your pet peeves?
J: My turn-ons are long walks on the beach and fast cars, my pet peeves are hairy chests and world hunger.
C: If you could remove one word from the English language completely, what would it be and why?
J: My friend hated the word "palm" and it got so that I couldn't say it without shivers of revulsion. It just doesn't sound right coming out of your mouth. Palm. Palm.
C: What is one material possession that you couldn't live without?
J: The loaded six-string on my back.
C: What's the weirdest question you've ever been asked in an interview? What was your answer?
J: I don't remember but the answer was probably "Seven".
C: This is the most awful question I've ever been asked, but I like it, so I'm going to use it. Would you rather go deaf or go blind?
C: In Fritch's tour diaries, I read that in Canada you were learning a little French from a bilingual fan. Is there any special reason you were yelling "I am a croissant" and "Give me all the croissants" out of the van window? Or was that just because you're Jade? (Note: Yes, that's where I got the nickname from. I thought it was funny, so I found out how to say it in French, and the name stuck.)
J: Right after I learned how to say it, I went into this grocery store in Quebec and yelled "Give me all your croissants, grapefruit!!" at the people standing in line. Needless to say, they weren't amused, I think they thought it was some sort of bread-related holdup.
C: If you could pick any three bands for AFI to tour with, past or present, which would you choose?
J: Minor Threat, Guns and Roses, and the Rolling Stones featuring members of the Cure and Slayer.
C: What's your favourite shade/colour?
J: Well, I'm sponsored by black so I'll have to go with that.
C: What's the last movie you saw?
J: 1 Hour Photo. Who knew Popeye could be so creepy.
C: How am I doing with this interview so far?
C: What was your favourite class in high school? Least favourite?
J: Journalism, underwater basket weaving.
C: Which of your tattoos is your favourite?
J: Boys Don't Cry.
C: Credit for this question goes to Outsider the Marshmallow. If you had to have one word tattooed across your forehead to tell people about you, what would it be?
J: I saw this white trasher once who had "Maniac" tattoed across his throat and when I was in high school there was this gang from Tijuana that had these enormous skulls tattoed on their foreheads and they were like 15 and 16 years old. So I'd have to say my favorite vegetable is broccoli.
C: Are there any AFI songs of which you're not very fond? (Hunter admitted to Weathered Tome...) If not, do you have a least favourite?
J: I really only like the first 7-inch.
C: What colour are your nails right now?
J: Black and pink.
C: Has anything really funny ever happened in the studio that you don't mind sharing?
J: No, I don't mind.
C: You've probably gotten this question before, but what song were you playing when you tried to kick off the wall and ended up going through it?
J: Actually, I've never been asked that but it was probably Morningstar.
C: Okies, free association. You know the drill, I give you a word, and you give me the first thing that comes to mind.
pink-I can go for hours, if you know what I mean
C: Did you actually register for the JadeXCore board?
J: Yes indeed. (Croissant's note: YAY!)
C: Do you still roll tight like a perm?
J: When I'm not holding shit down tight like a hairnet.
C: In an attempt to wrap this up neatly, do you have anything else you would like to say to our visitors?
J: Je suis un cone de pin, un petit cone potele de pin.
Now tell me you weren't laughing so hard you cried by the end? And how many of you sat there and said palm over and over, just to see if it does sound wrong? Woo! Let's hear it for the Jade!