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Name: Stephen
Email: SK3ebfan7@yahoo.com

I just ran across a poster of the band, but I noticed that Stephan had a cigarette in his mouth that he was smoking. So my question is, Does Stephan smoke? regularly or on occasion, or not at all? I am just wondering, so if you could help me out, that would be kewl.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Yes, after some emotional upheaval, Stephan felt fumigation was due to purge the evils. (Charlize is a smoker, odd that he didn't smoke while with her, but after her.) Anyway, he's picky about his cigarettes, only American Stripes, anything else makes him sick. La-dee-fk'n-da. Nevermind that it will still give him halitosis, and make him wrinkly, stinky, impotent and unattractive, gotta prevent that post-smoke queasiness. Just at the last concert he lit one up and tried to kill us all. Lucky for him I no longer take the airline-stewardess approach to smokers-- where I assume he's on fire and try to stamp him out. Stop drop and roll!
No blame goes to Stephan or to his bleeding heart, but instead to those subliminal Joe Camel ads he was subjected to as a child. Come on, Stephan, everyone's doing it. You'll be cool, you'll be popular. The girls will like you.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: carter
Email: cbeckworth@houston.rr.com

Why does stephan hate rob thomas so much?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I really don't think hate is the appropriate word to describe the relationship between them. Let's see if I can describe what happened. They were friends, until Stephan smurfed Rob and Rob just did not find that smurfy at all so there was all this smurfing around going on between them through the magazines and then finally Stephan realized how smurfy he really thinks Rob is, so they got together and smurfed. So things became smurfy for now, until Stephan smurfed again. Rob is sick of all the smurfing so he's decided to only smurf toward what's important to him right now. When asked about it, Stephan says to "Smurf on, baby, smurf on!"

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: leslie
Email: mildly_psychotic@hotmail.com

i feel really really pathetic asking this, but i just started loving 3eb, and i want to know what the deal is with kevin cadogan and tony. the cds both have kevin cadogan as one of the bass players, but all over the net is this guy tony. and i have nothing against tony, i jsut want to know what happened to kevin and if this is some kind of stupid question where it is some kind of insider 3eb fact that tony's real name is kevin or kevin left for his whole 'uncle kevin' deal, i'm really sorry. i'm just dying to know because most of my favorite songs by 3eb are co-written with cadogan and i want to know what happened and if the band has changed a lot. thanks for ur time.
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Of course the band has changed. What kind of self-respecting band would maintain a stagnant sound? Def Leppard doesn't count here. 
There are a million different versions of the story going around about what exactly went down. There's 3 sides to every story, his side, their side and the truth and there's only one way to get to the bottom of things: gamble.
I'll list out variations of each theory and you choose whichever ones you want, dim-sum-style, and out of all the possible permutations and combinations, one sequence has got to be the right story.

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Kevin got left out from contributing to Blue

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Kevin couldn't be bothered to come in to help with the recording of Blue

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Kevin played with the band like a champ and donated his heart and soul to 3eb

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Kevin became bitchy and uncooperative and tried to break up the band 

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Kevin was shocked when he got fired because he couldn't understand what possibly could have been the problem

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Kevin wanted to be out of the band

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Stephan used Kevin for his playing skills

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Kevin used Stephan for his writing skills

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Brad would play with Arion's toys without asking

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Arion wants his mommy

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Stephan would flick his boogers at Kevin while he slept

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Kevin would sneak into Stephan's hotel room and pour crazy glue on the toilet seat

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Stephan eats children

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Kevin kicks puppies

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Brad and Arion can't sleep at night with all that yelling

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Kevin thought he was going to get 50% of 3eb

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The 3eb tour bus is the original survivor island, the game's not over yet

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Kevin is suing for payment entitled to him for his work with the band 
Kevin is trying to extort 3eb with unfounded accusations

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Stephan is one of the horsemen of the apocalypse 

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The only thing preventing Kevin from achieving official Martyrdom is that no one's set him on fire yet

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3eb and Cousin Kevin are both happier and more successful without each other

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this is all one huge lie and they're still friends behind closed doors

Maybe the truth will come out when the tell-all bestseller book gets written and the made-for-tv movie "Moment of Truth: I Was Kicked Out of the Band", starring the moms from Family Ties and Growing Pains airs on NBC. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: Claire
Email: clairebear3eb@hotmail.com

Wooby, Have you ever heard the song, "You Go To My Head" by Louis Armstrong? (It is a fabulous song available on the 'Corina,Corina' soundtrack) Well, in the song Louis says "every moment w/ you is like 1,000 Julys" do you think our dear Stephan may have ripped it off? You ahould check it out. I love him anyway- Just wondering
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Looks like it really did go to someone's head, eh? Thanks for your insight!  

You go to my head
With a smile that makes my temperature rise 
Like a summer with a thousand July's
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: lauren
Email: lauren_brock@yahoo.co.uk

I was just wondering if it is true that Stephan and Charlize is currently going out and why is Kevin from 3eb fired? He was such a hottie. Thanks
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Well if they had known how much of a hottie Kevin was, they wouldn't have fired him, would they? Slap them stupid, how silly of them. Why didn't you let them in on it before? Now it's too late. And all this time we all thought it was personal and creative differences.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: krystal
Email: imaqt2me@yahoo.com

in the song "the background", it says that the lyrics are "way back down in the background" but i swear to god that stephan says "carry you around in the background". am i right? listen to the song.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   The liner notes also says that worms will "surly come" and that there is a "big arrange ball" in the summer sky. It also randomly adds non-existent lyrics to the end of camouflage and then downright refuses to print some that are actually part of the song! Only trust liner notes as far as they fly when you make airplanes out of them.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: bev
Email: beverlyjoyc@yahoo.com

hi wooby! i am really interested to know what the real score is between stephan and charlize. could you possibly ask him that? they make a really good couple so its sad if rumors about tyhem breaking up is true.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I'm sorry we can't ask him that. It's not easy watching a grown man weep. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: Claire
Email: (none provided)

Wooby, I need to know why I want to violate Stephan in such a bad way? Every time I look at him, my jaw drops and I salivate: Why is this?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   You mean kind of like Pavlov's dog? Hmm…sounds like he's conducting some covert psych experiment on conditioning called StePhan's Phan. Except instead of a bell, he's using a falsetto voice. So try eliminating Losing a Whole Year, Semi-Charmed Life, Thanks a Lot, 10 Days Late, Never Let You Go, 1000 Julys, and Red Summer Sun from your musical diet and see if the salivation still occurs. If need be, use a bib, or some Alpo.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: Justin
Email: jpt1@geneseo.edu

SJ said one year that they were gonna escape to record....I thought they have been doing that already..I thought we would be seeing a new cd in like dec maybe nov
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Yeah well you thought wrong.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: Lee
Email: rockstaryjk@aol.com

does the 3eb song god of wine mean anything or is it up to listener to figure that out?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   No, it's a cruel joke meant to waste your time thinking about something that has no meaning. The joke's on you. At least they fessed up to it in slow motion.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: ayla
Email: aylabsb@hanson.net

hey wooby, is 3eb gonna play at the rbs4 (really big show 4)? i know blink 182 is gonna be there but is 3eb gonna? well thanks bye!
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Urrr… let me put it this way: have you ever seen 3eb and blink 182 together at the same time? Kinda like Superman and Clark Kent,eh? But you didn't hear it from me.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: jenny jenkins
Email: rocker_chick_3eb@yahoo.com

What's stephan's nationality? please don't just say that he's a "white boy". thanks
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Ever since I took this gig, I feel like I've become Jackie Collins-people are always coming up to me and emailing me with the "inside scoop". I just got a tip from an anonymous entre nous who knows from a "reliable source" who read in Star that Stephan may not be of this world… if you know what I mean. For more information about that click here

This sheds a whole new light in the hidden meaning of many not-yet-understood lyrics. 

"there's a bone in my hand that connects to a drink." 

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have no such bone. 

"her zombie mom and dad live in a separate house of freaks." 

How many of you are familiar enough with a pair of the undead who can beget? Right, maybe they're the ones who from the village churchyard.

"the god of wine is crouched down in my room." 

I once knew a guy in college who claimed to communicate with ancient Greek deities but even he knew to draw the line at abduction and harboring a spiritual being

"I live my life like a burning man."

A lot of people believe this symbol to be the burning man: 

it's actually a surveillance photo taken by nasa off the coast of california. Locals claimed they saw "fire in the sky" but guess who was really burning up the atmosphere?

"through the satellites I fight with you" 

he only wants you to think he meant phones

"careening through the universe"

 self-explanatory

"my fingers catch sparks" 

anyone remember the movie Powder ?

"I'd walk with my own people if I could find them" 

SJ-phone-home. I think I have a Speak-and-Spell somewhere he could use.

"there's a big red sky over you and I and it's coming down pumping over ground" 

is that a threat?

"you are of the earth I am of the sky" 

I'm sure he knows exactly what the hell that means.

"bring me the sun/slide off the moon" 

most of us use playgrounds or parks… but to each his own

"now it's much too late, the spaceship has escaped" 

It's not like they're buses that come around every 7 minutes… not that I would know…

"grandson of an alien wears his snakeskin boots" 

so is that their distinguishing feature? Hmm… (wooby looks sideways at neighbor)

"the punks on the moon and mods rule the galaxy" 

spoken like a true expert sounds like he knows his way around pretty well.

I heard his friends made a guest appearance in the 10 days late video, too. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

Name: Freida
Email: lsu055@aol.com

What does "Ok, in the geometry of, prism of my eye will flow, I ask the questions and wonder why" mean? Its from Camoflouge and I cant for the life of me figure it out.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Bad grammar and sentence fragments make comprehension difficult, but Jenkins has poetic license so I guess we'll have to overlook that.
He used this song as an opportunity to paint a colorful portrait with words. After scrapping the potential lyric "the phone goes green green, I pink it up and I say yellow", Stephan decided to color outside the lines and give the song more vivid imagery. (By the way, if you ever see him eating crayons, take those away.)

So he took the image made most famous by Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. The refraction of light through a prism creates a rainbow of colors even on a winter's night. 

One small beam of light gets refracted into a brilliant rainbow of colors, all the possible colors in the universe are contained in a rainbow. It's a metaphor, he's likening his eye or his mind to the prism. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

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:  Most people aren't sure what the REAL lyrics are to songs such as Walk With The Devil, Alright Caroline, Scattered, etc. The next time that Jen (or you) see's Stephan or talks to Stephan, you should ask him to write down what the lyrics are! It's just a thought! Thanks for the time. 
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Sure thing :) We'll ask him to sit down and write out all the finalized detailed lyrics to all three unfinalized/unpublished songs next time we see him. And while we're at it, we'll ask Arion to write a sonnet in iambic pentameter lamenting on the plight of the endangered pecos gambusia fish, Tony to choreograph an interpretive dance detailing his solution for world hunger, and Brad to do his world-famous fire-swallowing, nail-walking act. Leaps, bounds, anything for a fan. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

:  I, for one, think Stephan is a genius with words. Wouldn't it be kewl to see what Stephan writes in his journal or with thoughts or early lyrics? Do you know if anyone has seen it? I would love to see it, I think he should auction some off for charity. Anywayz thanks.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Lucky for you, there was someone on eBay who stole Stephan's notebook and sold it for the bargain basement deal of $890. I was fortunate enough to get a free xeroxed copy. Though I'm not completely fluent in chicken-scratch, and it looks as if it's covered in stains of some sort, here's what I made out so far.

all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy all work and no play makes Stephan a dull boy 

There's something else later about a redroom? but haha he spelled room wrong...

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

:  Where does Stephan Jenkins go to surf?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I think I remember reading somewhere he said he goes to Ocean Beach. 
I hope he doesn't take dips in the ocean right after it rains. He might end up in the ER with mysterious skin infections and rashes from all the urban runoff washing in from the storm drains. All the garbage and litter and feces you see on the streets flows into the stormdrains after it rains and is dumped untreated into the bay. That's why when you walk by a stormdrain on the street, you'll see some picture of a fish and a bird and it says something like "no dumping". They mean it! Don't dump! I don't know why storm water doesn't get treated, apparently people don't think surfing rock stars are worth keeping healthy. This is why you should start a campaign. Save Our Surfing Rock Stars! We'll pass out fliers at the next show. For now I have to go hug a tree. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

:  Why does Stephan love San Francisco so much?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Maybe Stephan feels like he belongs there. Like my dad used to say, San Francisco is like Basic 4 cereal: even if you try to take out the flakes and the fruits, you're still left with all the nuts.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

:  Hey do u know what the guys do for fun on the tourbus? thanks! 
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I dont know for sure, but I can tell you what I would do if I lived in a 50 foot luxury liner on steel-belted rubber. Three words: Chinese Fire Drill. That's when you stop at a red light and everyone gets out, runs a lap around the car in different directions and gets back in before the light turns green, and you try not to be that one idiot who falls onto the pavement when getting out. I bet the band doesn't even realize that a rock star tour bus is like THE ULTIMATE vehicle for playing this game. I want to be a rock star just to be riding on that golden opportunity at every potential red light all across the country. Jeezus, I get a tear in my eye just thinking that they've probably never even fathomed the thought. Maybe now they'll know how to fully take advantage of their bus... provided it doesn't piss off their driver too much. Whatever, it's still worth it. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

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hey i just have a quick question for you: every mp3 of the Farther demo i've 
ever heard sounds like a cd skipping- are there any good versions anywhere? 
if you could let me know i'd really appreciate it. thanks!

rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Yes, actually if you listen to a song called Ultraviolet by U2 off Achtung Baby, that's the best version of Farther I've heard.

Yours,
Ruby


Name: Chris
Email: Adams@dirtylittlepervers.zzn.com

:  Why the heck isn't 3EB playing in CT this tour? They kicked ass the past two years at the SNET Oakdale theater... 3 sell out shows in 2 years. I'm gonna have to go to NY to see them!
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The band thinks NY is a fine state and was simply trying to get you out of CT and see the world. By the way, they'll be playing a show in CA next month, they want you to see the west coast too. Although, I'm not sure why they want their fans to see the city of Dixon. There's a Chevy's in Dixon� and that's about as exciting as it gets. Oh I know, they're probably trying to distract the UC Davis kids from cow-tipping for one night. So you see, there's always a reason, don't resent them for the things they do, it's all for the best.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



Name: Candy
Email: SwissMiss425@aol.com 

:  I have two questions, 1: How do u know all the answers to things people are asking u? 2:Will Stephan ever do a duet w/ dmx, snoop dogg, dr.dre, or eminem since he did one with run-dmc?
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Actually I heard BizMarkie and Puck were talking about mixing their 2 songs Just wanna be your friend and You say he's just a friend into a newer updated version. Can't wait to hear that one. 
"Youuuuuuu you got what I neeeeeeeeed but I just wanna be your friend I just wanna be your friend" hey that would actually sound pretty cool I think.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

:  I live in the UK and am going insane not being able to see 3eb like you can 
in the US. There was talk of them coming over here in spring before 
recording the new album, but I heard that in November and nothing since! 
Run DMC are coming to London soon and I was wondering, seeing as he is doing 
so in NY, if Stephan might be coming with them? Or even perhaps the whole 
band coming as well and playing a small gig as well? Any info you have 
about the band coming to Europe would be *greatly* appreciated!
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I know there was talk about 3eb lacking European sponsors and not being able to afford a tour on that side of the Atlantic yet, but the real reason why they won't go is because Brad is afraid of bringing back foot-and-mouth disease. It's a little-known fact he herds sheep. It's the only activity that helps him keep his angst in check and he doesn't want his precious ones to end up like poor Dolly. So until the world realizes that specialized agriculture is probably not working out the way we like it to, 3eb don't wanna go to London.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

Name: Katie Catalogna
Email: Cybersweetie83@yahoo.com

:  Well I just think Stephan Jenkins is so interesting and he is one of the best bands(my favorite). I want to know if you would have any advice on how I could meet and just talk to him. Not like a crazed fan, just talk?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   How do you know he's interesting if you haven't met or talked to him? What if that happens and you decide he's not very interesting? Well I guess you'll serve that cake when it's sliced. 

How to do it? As far as I've seen it appears that he likes talking to people so you shouldn't have much trouble. Don't want to act like a crazed fan? The key here is not to be "that guy" (the word guy can be interchangeable with girl here):

You know that one guy who has 20 different cds, singles and imports and wants the band to autograph each and every single one of them? Don't be that guy.
You know that guy who asks the band to sign specific personal body parts? Don't be that guy.
You know that guy who thinks he's the only person in the room and doesn't let any other fans get a question in edgewise? Don't be that guy.
You know that guy who quotes Stephan from magazines about his own life and when Stephan tells him it's wrong he goes "nuh uh! I read that you said that!" Don't be that guy.
You know that girl who begs, whines, cries and offers to flash Stephan from behind the fence all in one breath if he'll just PLEEEEEEEEEEASE let her come back? Don't be that guy.
You know that guy who insists "remember me? I met you on this date x number of years ago". Don't be that guy.

Remember to respect personal space, don't ask for or offer your own bodily fluids, and keep your teeth to yourself.
Oh by the way, don't ever say, "I'm a huge fan".
These are REAL anecdotes, thanks to those of you who shared them with me. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

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From:  cbeckworth@houston.rr.com

:  What is Micheal Ubraeno doing now?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Michael Urbano. He played drums on a few 3eb tracks before Brad (or was it for Brad?). He also did some work with Black Lab, Cracker, Sheryl Crow, Wallflowers, etc. He's a "session drummer", read: nuts because he's not in it for the fame or sex. I think Eminem killed him on his last record.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  i_am_of_the_sky@dirtylittleperverts.zzn.com

:  Wooby,
Why must you rip off Ask Jeeves? Huh? Don't you know that Jeeves is DA MAN!? Hehe. But I guess you love him just as much, right? Rock on, Wooby, rock on!
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I'm sorry I had to be the one to tell you, but you can only trust Jeeves about as far as you can throw him. And I didn't rip off of him, I "borrowed". But unlike 3eb, I'm not very particular about who I "borrow" from. look at their stained record:

1000 Julys "borrowed from" Back in Black (AC/DC) (both are track 6)
Slow Motion "borrowed from" Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
Horror Show "borrowed from" Heroin (Velvet Underground/Lou Reed)
Jumper "borrowed from" Wonderwall (Oasis)
Farther bigtime "borrowed from" Ultraviolet (U2) (both are track 10)
Never Let You Go "borrowed from" Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground)
Ode to Maybe (melody of first verse) "borrowed from" a Stevie Wonder song I can't remember the name of the song at the moment...

maybe now that Puffy's in the hotseat, they're going to fill that empty niche. No, that wasn't a pun about Jennifer Lopez's ass, I'm talking about taking a tune. I'm sure all of that is a coincidence, I'm only kidding (sorta). 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  lov_kitten@hotmail.com

:  i wanna know where i can get an outfit like yours its um how do you say... ahh yes DOPE.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I like you. :)
Ahhh... if only Photoshop were a real shop. I know someone who can draw a nice outfit for you if you really want. :)
Have you been to arionsalazar.com lately? Now that's... how you say... DOPE. Also check out angrylittleasiangirl.com

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  yeah yeah yeah whatever

:  Wooby, since you already got popped the marriage question I suppose I have to think of something different. If 3eb were on Temptation Island as singles - who do you think would get the most dates? la la la
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I saw like 10 min of this show then I got bored, but to my understanding Fox hired a bunch of actors to be ho's. Now why would 3eb go jock ho's on national tv when they can just find them at the aftershow?
Hahaha sorry I just had to take a shot at that. I'm just joshing, I've met some very deep, poised and bright people at the aftershows. But still, no love for the playaz.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  turnmybones2sand@aol.com

:  what kind of car does stephan have? arion, tony, and brad too. what do they drive?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Stephan imported a mint green Mini from the UK because he wants to be like the mailman and drive from the passenger side-- it makes parallel parking easier. No one's had the heart to tell him that he looks ridiculous riding around with his knees against his cheeks. 

Arion takes the cable cars because the man lets him ring the bell the whole way. It's how he comes up with his latest and greatest musical ideas. 

Tony has a white and gold cadillac with bull's horns decorating the front bumper and the horn honks to the tune of Viva Las Vegas. There's a wetbar in the backseat and free poker chips in the cupholders. 

Brad got a razor scooter for xmas so he's been zipping around on that. I can't stand you folks who ride those things, you make me nervous. I'm afraid you're going to end up under my right front tire.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  jkellogg@kent.edu

:  Can you tell me where I can find a picture of the sun that somewhat symbolizes the band. Not the red summer sun one, but the one that is tattooed on the guys back in the Deep Inside of You video. I can't seem to find it anywhere and I want to get a tattoo of it, but I can't really do so without a good picture to take to the shop. Thanks.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   So you're getting engraved, eh? My only advice to you is that if you want something there on your body forever, it should be something of your own creation. It looks like you already have something in mind-- the sun from the DIOY video-- now use that idea and draw your own version on paper and take that in to the shop. At least then it will represent YOU and not some strange guy on the tv who happened to get picked to be in a 3eb video. You don't want to regret it and end up having to get it removed. In case you dont end up liking it, just get a 'bloods' or 'crips' tattoo drawn over it and the government will remove it for free :)

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:   amish_playboy@hotmail.com

:  Wooby, do have any serious answers to any of these questions that people ask?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Yes.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:  anonymous

:  Do you know what "b-side" means? It is mentioned several times in Jen's "lyrics" section under some of Third Eye Blind's unreleased songs and I was just wondering what it meant. Hope you can help. Thanks.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   B stands for BAD. the b-side is the bad side. The band wants to release some "not available on album" material, but they dont want it to have Bad connotations, so it was stephan's idea to change the name. The extra track on the single will now be called the PH-side. They said it stands for the PHar-out-PHreaky-PHresh-PHat Side. But I dont buy that, in PHact, I PHigured it out there's something PHishy going on. I think it's just an easier way PHor stePHan to begin to inPHiltrate the world with the PH-ness of his name. See, I'm already calling you guys PHans. PHuck it, I've been aPHPHected, now I can't shake it oPHPH.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  blowthroughme@aol.com

:  I heard Stephan and Charlize broke up. So does Stephan have a new girl? What does she look like?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):  

She puts on eyeshadow a deeper shade, a deeper shade of blue.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  anonymous

:  Why did Stephan grow his hair out that period of time?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I liked the mane, I thought it looked fetching.

I know many of you hated that, but would you rather have the mullet?

In vino, veritas,
Ruby




From:  OstaraLore@aol.com

: 

how is it that you know so much Ms. Wooby? dare you devulge your source of "power" %^)

rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   My Dear Madam,

Presently, I daren't. Perhaps, I daresay in a fortnight.

Yours,
Ruby



From:  glamsun3eb@aol.com

:  well...i read that question about asking if stephan would be at the coldplay show in l.a. and i in turn was wondering, would he be at the U2 show in l.a? or maybe he would go to the one up north? and also...when is tony moving down here so i can camp out at his house? thanks wooby, you're a genius.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   OK I'll be sure to give Tony the number of a good home security system. Let me be one of the first to welcome him to the eighth circle of hell--urrrr... the lovely city and county of LA I mean. If he ever needs someone to go with him to the Staples Center to see the Lakers, I'm free :)
With the kind of money rock stars make 3eb should be seeing U2 in Bora Bora, why would they want to see them in hockey rink full of stuffy LA people? I really dont think they have the time to be planning trips to see other bands play, but if Bono remembers the little people who used to kick it with him and a crate of Guinness on his private jet, maybe he'll throw down. But I sure hope 3eb have more important things to be doing right now. 
Get to Work! *whipcrack*

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  UHAVEROX4BRAINS@aol.com

: 

Which band member is your favorite?

rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I don't play favorites.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  Trigon7@aol.com

:  Whats is the song "thanks a lot" about?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   I think Stephan's mentioned it many times before when he explains his lyrics that he writes about the beauty of people's faults and the joy we have knowing that we're not the only dirty filthy perverted freakish people who think they won't fit in anywhere. Everyone else is just as guilty. We're all in this "nightmare joke" together but we make it happy and liveable with each other's company. You'll find this theme in many songs like Jumper ("You know you don't belong"), Scattered ("No one is fooling anyone"), etc.

"it's all in your mind the darkness and the light. The clock it bleeds for you but you never got the timing right"-- those are his faults as told by girl.

"her clothes misfit and she's nervous when she speaks"-- these are hers as pointed out by him

"I woke you up and I slit the throat of your confidence"-- I like the idea of a relationship where they keep each other in check by cutting the other person down. Sadism at its finest.

"I'm the one for you cause I know all the dirty things you like to do"-- The tolerance and pleasure they have in each other's fucked-up-ness is only something the two of them can truly understand and celebrate. 

It's called Thanks a Lot because he's thanking her for letting him realize that everyone is freakish in their own creepy way and it's ok. Celebrate the freak in you.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:  swelsh20@home.com

:  It looks like Stephan has on "those" leather pants in the Teen People photo. Please tell me he doesn't!
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Ok, he doesn't! Sorry I haven't seen it, I don't know, the only magazine I read is Martha Stewart Living. Just kidding... I don't know how to read.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:  AFsktr@aol.com

:  What am I supposed to do with my life?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   You could be a plumber. The pay is decent, the work is steady and you get the satisfaction of a job well done. But don't be surprised if you find that the perks are not what the Porno Film Producers make it out to be, mmkay?

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:  anonymous

:  What does in vino veritas mean?
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   It means "there's truth in wine". It's where I get the answers for all your little questions.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

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From: 
kevi42069@aol.com

:  I know Stephan recprded "rick show" with run dmc.  Now run dmc is coming to the hammerstein ballroom, which is right by me.  Jen had on her website that stephan would be going around with them.  Does that mean he'll be at the the hammerstein show??  Thanks!
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Dear StePhan Phan: 

I'm pretty sure he will be there, but maybe you should go if you're looking forward to seeing Run DMC too since it is their show.  Hey if Jagged Edge are there will you get me an autograph? 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  pez5@hotmail.com

:  Wooby, hello....Tell why Arion wheres that same shirt all the time?
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Dear Phan:

The shirt be on arion because it makes him look so fi-on.  :) 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  kkband62@aol.com

:  Do you think the next 3eb Album will be as sound on guitar with out the genuis of Kevin Cadogen. Tony can play, but he has never written with the band before.
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Dear Phan:

You forget that Brad Arion and Stephan are in the band too-- all guitar players.  Tony isn't "replacing" Kevin, the whole band is being redefined and I think they are all going to have an equal (more or less) say on writing and production.  I'm not exactly sure what goes on in the studio, but I bet that in there it's a big soupy mush of bandmembers experimenting with anything they can get their hands on.  It's just that once they hit the stage they have to each get in their corner and do a separate thing like play the drums, sing, play guitar or play bass, but when they're creating, they're all over the place.  It's not about Tony writing WITH the band, it's about Brad, Stephan, Tony and Arion writing AS a band.  I dont know if that made sense.  But I think that 3eb can count on their hardcore fans loving anything they'll put out.  I mean, they could flatulate into the mics for 40 minutes and we'll still think it sounds innovative and emotional.  Not to give them any crazy ideas... 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  Biue21@aol.com

:  I am one of the few known online, male, 3eb fans which leads me to ask the question: Why are guys the minority of Third Eye Blind fans?
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Dear Phan:

At most of the 3eb shows I've been to, the audience has been split pretty evenly, you're probably just too busy looking at all the girls to know the difference. ;o)  Or maybe your problem is that you're looking and not finding enough boys at the show?  Well, I'm sure there's a center in your neighborhood somewhere that could help you with that.  People are really supportive of this, you know. 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  trixie1011089985@aol.com

:  hey! do you know what up with stephan and charlize and if their EVER gonna break up!?
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Dear jealous StePhan Phan:

Hey!  Every thug needs a lady.  I think she's nice, why do you want them broken up?  For whatever reason, if you're so gung ho about it, maybe you should be the one to introduce Char to Kobe Bryant. 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  demon_3eb@hotmail.com

:  yo! wooby! hey...i wonder how much is Stephan Jenkin's monthly income?? i know he's a rich guy...
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Dear StePhanPhan:

So rich that he be flossin in his pimp ride up in da mofo'in'  4-1-5 yo. 

Well, let's say Jenkins makes a million annually give or take.  That would put him in the tax bracket where he has to shell out 50% to the government.  50/50 leaves him with 500 G's.  Then 75% of that goes to rent for choosing to live in the bay area during the tech revolution, and 10% goes to PG&E for their energy crisis.  Now he's left with 15%... Phone a friend?  With all the traveling he does his cell phone bill must not be too pretty.  Final lifeline, let's ask the audience.  Survey says he spends the rest on porn and shoes...  I'm sure Stephan has even more expenses that I haven't even delved into yet, so you see, for him it aint all about the bling bling.  And that's my final answer.

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  tanny@mydog.com

:  Will you marry me Wooby?
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Dear Stalker, 

Only if you're ballin' for the Lakers and your name is Kobe.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:  missm79@yahoo.com

: 

yes, HI WOOBY. I need to know, does stephan know of a relatively new band called "Coldplay"?! They are playing at the fillmore the 12th fo feb. and I would like stephan to be my date. THANKS WOOBERS!

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Dear StePhan Phan:

Forget Stephan, can I be your date?  I tried to get tickets for the LA show and they sold out :(   if you take me I'll even pretend to be a rockstar!  :)

But don't worry, there will be more rockstars at the Fillmore.  When I went to see Tom Petty there a few years ago, Tre Cool from Green Day was walking around jocking everyone.  He's kind of a fun guy but don't let him distract you too much. 

haha try to have fun without me. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:  ONEkJULYZ@aol.com

: 

Does anyone in the band have a third nipple?  Do you?

rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Dear Funky Fetish,

I hear Marky Mark has a triple nipple.  But I also hear you can't call him Marky Mark anymore or he'll pimpslap you.  I saw him at a this one really hoity-toity sushi bar in hollywood one day.  This place is was too trendy and the food was not worth it, I mean, you have a bite of fish, drink some warm sake and all of a sudden you're out $30.  I prefer Miyagi's on Sunset because if I get bored of that I can just cross the street and go bubblin' at Dublin's with Jay-Z.  Wait, what was your question again? 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:  wakkysweet@aol.com 

:  I am obviously a big fan of 3eb and Stephan Jenkins, but I have yet to see
one thing.  Is there a picture ANYWHERE of Stephan without his shirt on?  He
is by far the sexiest man alive, but we never see any skin.  If ya could let
me know where one is, or if you have one yourself, I would SOOOO appreciate a
reply.  Thanx a lot
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Dear StePhan Phreak,

I dont think he does that kind of thing because he considers himself as more than just T&A.  But if you really want, I can use Photoshop to paste his head onto Antonio Sabato Jr's body.  But then what's the point of changing Antonio's picture when you can just have Antonio as he is?  :)

 

In vino veritas,

Ruby 

 


From:  DionysusFlame@msn.com

:  Ok, red on the first cover for the first album (new ed.), blue for the second, whats the third n fourth gonna be??  PINK?  YELLOW?  GREEN?  MULTICOLORED?  Come on babe, inquiring minds wanna know these things! ;) 
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Dear Phan,

Babe?  I'm not a little pig.

They're going to try making it purple velour so we can pet it while we listen to it.  You know, because 3eb's music induces warm fuzzy feelings.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby


From:  SemiCharmed09@aol.com

:  Who do you think would look worse bald-Stephan, Arion, or Tony?? (we already know what brad looks like). i think i'd cry if i saw any of them bald.
rubystar.gif (4891 bytes):   Dear Phan:

If Tony continues dying his hair fuschia every other day, I might just have to hand you a kleenex.  But you know what?  so what if he goes bald? why is it such a bad thing?  If I started going bald I would shave all the rest of my hair off and walk around with an awesome shiny bald head.  Who's ashamed of being bald?  not me.  Bald is beautiful.  Besides, did you know that baldness in males is linked to high testosterone levels?  Next time you see a bald man, love him for his virility  :)

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 




From:  2 Phans
: 

Email: leilo352@aol.com

Question:

How long do you think it will take for Stephan to wear a hole into those damn green leather pants??? (ewwwwww can u imagine how they smell!!!!)

 and

 Email: cure_boy@hotmail.com

Question:

where the heck did stephan get his pair of green leather pants? i want a pair for my very own!  can you give me the hookup?

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Dear StePhan Phans:

The GLPs escaped from Lawrence Livermore Labs in a genetic engineering experiment that when horribly wrong.  A lover of all creatures great and small, natural and supernatural, Jenkins adopted them and took them on tour with him.  Nursing them back to health they are now able to walk on they own now.  If you ever meet Jenkins at a time when he's not wearing them, he's probably letting them graze at a nearby field.  I dont think he'll let you have them for your own, but maybe if you're nice you can pant-sit them for an afternoon.  They like it when you scratch them between the laces. 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  megankeenan@hotmail.com

:  hi i was just wondering about stephans religious side, like what religion is he, does he believe in god, and also how he feels about abortion, so if you could fidn out that would be great! thanks, bye!
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Dear nosey StePhan Phan:

Stephan believes in the sand beneath his toes. 

What you do you mean you don't buy that?  Well ok, here's something I copied from the chat transcript from gurl.com.

(p.s. can someone tell me what exactly is the difference between a girl, a gurl and a grrl?) 

I think that religion is a bunch of hooey. Witness Israel, Muslims & Jews. All the religions in my opinion do more harm than good, and religion has little to do with god. So although I sort of attract and there's a certain obvious Christian influence in what I do, I'm pretty opposed to religions, cause they seem always to be violent. But I pray a lot. More than believing in god I believe in praying. I love the idea of god I love the idea that god has made me a goat to go running up on the hill and scream "Fuck Yeah!" I think again I do love Jesus, even though he seemed kind of dour and not very happy, and he had a punitive explanation of the universe which is not one that I share. But the concept of love gets me every time, and I do think that we should love each other.

 Imagine Stephan with 4 legs, horns, a woolly coat and beard, cleft hooves, clopping up a hill and bleating "Fuck Yeah!  Baa!" from the top of an ice-capped mountain. 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  Danibooo@aol.com

:  How'd you get this cushy job, Wooby?
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Dear Phan:

When I start getting paid for this you can call it a cushy job. 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  slowmotion927@hotmail.com

:  do u ever give direct answers or do u just go around and pretend u know wut ur talking about?
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Dear Playa Hata,

There's no pretending going around, I really don't know what I'm talking about.  The fact is, I'm just a regular fan and chances are that you guys probably know more about what's going on with 3eb than I do.  If I actually do know the answer to your questions I'll try to post a real response, otherwise I just make something up and I do admit I have sort of a warped sense of humor.  I never claimed to be the all-knowing one, I'm just trying to entertain :)  and if you dont like it, well, then you dont have to read it, right?

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  stillaba@coral.indstate.edu

:  Hi Wooby. Long time listener, first time caller...er.. Whatever. Uhm, are you of relation to Arion? Cuz, you look like him in that cartoon!!! Gracias....
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Dear Phan:

What cartoon?  That's really a picture of me.  Are you trying to tell me I look silly and 2-dimensional?! 

Arion is my evil bass-thumping twin.  We really are 2 peas in a pod right down to our matching "thuglife" tattoos.  Don't worry, our parents get us mixed up all the time too.

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  crestfallen_33@hotmail.com

:  yeah, so whats going on with the lawsuit deal with kevin. i miss him, he was always my favorite.  and its no secret to anyone that i have been on his side the entire time. so if you knwo whats going on with that, let me know. thanks
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Dear Phan,

You mean you didn't see them on Judge Judy last week?  Allow me to recap: Kevin was saying that Stephan wrote Darwin about him ("when the plane takes off you'll know it") and hence conspired to kick him out of the band.  Judge Judy yelled at him "do you think I was born yesterday?!  Do I look like a fetus to you?!"  and dismissed the case.  He'll try Judge Mathis early next month hopefully with a better case.

(chill.  It's a joke.  Don't send me hate mail.) 

In vino veritas,
Ruby


From:  red_d06@netzero.net 

: 

i wnated to know if stephan a has a public

e-mail address, and if you can give it to me.  thanx a lot!!  "rock on  3eb"

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Dear StePhanPhan:

You wouldn't want to bother him while he's busy looking at porn now would you?  If he has a public address it'll probably be stephan@3eb.com

In vino veritas,
Ruby

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From:  Plethodman420@aol.com

:  YEAH DO U KNOW HOW OLD STEPHAN WAS WHEN HE STARTING PLAYING GUITAR, AND HOW OLD WAS HE WHEN HE STARTED WRITING SONGS?
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Dear StePhan Phan,

Stephan Jenkins was born with a rare genetic condition called zitarplasia.   There was a mutation on his 17th chromosome that caused him to be born with a guitar attached to his hand and the ingrained ability to know how to play it.  (Songwriting came later once he learned how to write)  He was one noisy fetus and Mrs. Jenkins couldn't set foot inside libraries and monasteries while she was pregnant.  You can just imagine the type of sonogram they recorded.  Keep checking eBay because someone is bound to have a bootleg copy of that sonogram.  Once Jen gets a hold of it it'll be available for download right here on stephanjenkins.com.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  whit_352@hotmail.com

:  Ok, I have a question that has been pestering me for the longest time,(since SJ appeared on the MTV choose or lose).  Do you know what his favored candidate is/was? I mean it's a dumb question, but it's been bugging me.
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Dear StePhan Phan,

There are no dumb questions, only dumb answers.  As for Jenkins' political stance, all sources point to communism.  Look at all the references to red:

* the s/t album was changed to red
* the red summer sun
* little red panties
* red faced saints
* we don't get drunk on red wine and fight no more
* a most beautiful wooby red
* in the first part of the D&A tour he shook a red tambourine
* during the Put the Past Away and Bonfire tours he had a red chair on stage.

So to answer your question, Stephan favored whichever candidate is consorting with Castro.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby



From:  paula@tonyfredianelli.com

:  who is tony fredianelli person? where'd kevin go?
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Dear Phan, 

Tony is the new/old guy.  Kevin's at home.  That was easy.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

                         

 

From:  2 fans 

Julietcap24@aol.com asks:
hey i just wanted to know if u knew nething about 3ebs new album or thier ep or whatever and when its coming out and if thier gonna tour for it ne time soon...ok well thats it keep the teb pride alive!

and kevi42069@aol.com asks:
Hey i got a question....Whats up with 3eb's new album?  Like when do you think they will both be available?  Cause I heard their goin on a European tour first.  Thanks!
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Dear Phans,

Brad is currently putting the finishing touches on his magic potion that, when mixed with the right secret ingredients, gets boiled together in a
giant cauldron in his basement and magically produces a brand new CD.  Of course this requires none of that other BS like writing lyrics, writing music, daily practice, arguing, production, engineering, recording, blood, sweat and tears-- all that stuff takes way too much time and effort.  I mean, look at their past 2 albums, the s/t and Blue:   those took over 6 months to get finished!  and the band members didn't even have a whole lot of side stuff going on then either.  We just can't wait this long.   And considering they just got off 2 major tours and have been busy with other side projects, naturally they haven't had time to think about putting this thing together so they're taking the easy way out. Apparently toadstools are on backorder so expect the new album to come out as soon as Brad gets them in the mail.

As for a European tour, that's taking a while too because their bus driver is learning how to drive on the other side of the road and their crew is
learning the metric conversion.  Give them some time to adjust.

In vino, veritas,
Ruby

 

From:  jebus@gotohell.com

:  I heard SJ has herpes, is this true?
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Dear StePhan Phan,

I don't know if Jenkins has herpes, and if he does, he probably won't know either until he gets an outbreak.  He's not so alone out there, Dr. Jacoby at the UCSF Women's Health Center estimates that 5 out of 6 people currently have herpes whether they know it or not.  Although I think I heard Dr. Drew say once that if you dip your schlong in vinegar and hold up a blacklight, if you have herpes the bumps will be black while the rest of your member glows neon  (imagine the possibilities at raves and nightclubs!). So if he has it, he'll have it forever, there is no cure for viral infections.   I don't mean to turn into your mom here, but, it's really important that you guys take the appropriate precautions necessary.  You never know what kind of gross things you could get.  I've taken  my share of Microbio classes and I've seen herpes and let me tell you, there's nothing sexy about a wang that looks like it exploded at one end (then again, there's really nothing sexy about a wang at all, but I digress...).  So yeah, stay healthy, stay sexy.  Word. 

In vino, veritas,
Ruby