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Mehl: We'll go back someday.
Green: I had to forgo my exciting career as a geologist, but I can always go back.
Braswell Roberts: Rocks last a long time.
Flynn: It's kind of frightening taking a break from school because people our age are graduating now, pursuing careers and getting real jobs. My goal is that hopefully the album can provide some supplemental income. It's just like if you're graduating with a degree, you want to go straight into the work field or start a career. So I am hoping this thing can flourish and become our careers. That's the objective at least. If it doesn't, I'll return to Kansas University J-School, and we'll have had some life experience.
How have you been supporting yourselves financially in the meantime?
Flynn: Zach and Matt work construction. Garrett [Childers, guitar] works at the Burger Stand in Lawrence. Isaac fills in at Mass Street Music in Lawrence — his dad owns the store. Jim does some freelance work mixing tracks. We do fine on the road. We're not losing money and we're not spending money, but we aren't really profiting individually yet. All we ask is that we can make enough to survive — pay the bills, be able to pay for the burger at the Burger Stand that Garrett is serving you.
What can we expect from the RecordBar show?
Flynn: We don't play in this vicinity quite as often as we are touring now. It's going to be one of our last shows in 2012. And there is an 8 percent chance Garrett will take his shirt off.