Description of Facing Changes by Hangnail
Mike on influences.. "Bands like MxPx, Pennywise, and NOFX got us into the whole punk idea. But now we all listen to a variety of music that ranges from classical to rock n' roll." On touring... "We did 7 tours in 2000 and played over 200 shows. It was our first experience at it and we learned a lot from it." On songwriting..."Nick writes most of the guitar riffs and then he and I try to piece them together into songs. I write the lyrics and melodies, although I received some much needed help with some lyrics on this last record from Matt and Nick. Once we bring a new song to practice everyone gives their input and we just kind of work it out from there." On lyrics..."The topics of the songs deal with what I mostly just have experienced in my life. Other songs come from issues with my friends and just things that could happen to any person from day to day. Hopefully people will be able to relate, and the music can than become more than just something fun to listen to."