The other day I asked all of you lovely fans and friends to send me some questions to answer, I got so many and here are a few that I chose!
Who has had the biggest and most positive impact on your life?
My family, which consists of my Dad, Mum, Luke, Sam, Paige and Dave, granted some of those people aren't blood related, but I have learned that someone doesn't need to have just a tad bit of the same DNA as you to be considered family.
What is the most bizarre request you've ever received from a fan?
To draw their own face so they can get it tattooed, didn't make sense to me. Instead, I drew them a dog zombie, I don't think they got that tattooed.
When are you happiest?
To compare my personal levels of happiness just doesn't make sense for me and maybe I simply don't have the ability to do that. My life is not a journey to find where I am happiest at, my life is about making others happy and that is what makes me happy that is what I am best at. With that being said, I am VERY happy in the following scenarios: On stage, in the middle of a crowd meeting new people and in bed. Also, my local coffee shop, at the dinner table with my laptop set up playing games with my brothers, at band practicing rocking out and dancing in hotel rooms while dave laughs at me. Last but not least, when other band members (Marshall does this the most) points out his favorite moment of the show or gets excited over something we did on stage, talking to my dad about anything and everything, wrestling and losing to my brother, tTalking music with Justin Sinclair and the list can go on and on...
What is your favorite place to go on tour and why?
My favorite place to go might be any place I have yet to be. I sure hope that makes sense, but it's so hard to pick, everywhere I go has something that I am attracted to. For example, Singapore has the best crowd I've ever seen. Manila has themost beautiful and caring people in the world. Japan has the most respectful people in the world. Australia has the most tan people in the world. East coast USA, you're all freaking insane and the most loyal of "fans" any artist/group/person can have on his or her side. West coast, you're not as good as the east coast, but I freaking love you no less.
What would you like to be remembered by?
Someone who gave a darn, I guess.
What's something not many people would know about you?
I have anxiety issues that I am consistantly working on, chewing gum helps.
What's number one on your bucket list?
To make a living playing music.
What is one thing you thought ( as a little kid ) that seems totally ridiculous now?
I honestly thought that powering up (Dragon Ball Z style) would help me run faster during the PE races, probably a big reason why people laughed at me.
Can insanity bring on more creativity?
By the definition of the word Insanity I am sure it can. Creativity finds a way to speak; in any and every circumstance.
What's the song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
"I wanna make it wit chu" -Queens of the Stone Age.
What would you do if you weren't playing in a band?
I would be dedicating more time into art, or so I like to think, but who knows. Music has shaped me into who I am, being part of a musical group has done it even more so (touring the world, meeting so many people, etc). I can't really imagine what I would be doing if not this, I am beyond grateful.
Do you have any nicknames?
oh goodness… Beanie, JoJo, Thunder (obviously), JB, J, Thunder-pants, Thunder-thighs, Thunder-tits, etc etc
What was the last book you read?
Warcraft Day Of The Dragon
Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
Depends on the scene, I am not hungry for fame or to have people know my name. Never had that urge, I simply enjoy nothing more than grooving on the bass. Have it be on stage, behind stage, under the stage, wherever. I just love playing my instrument.
Do you have any strange phobias?
Spiders! I don't think that it's strange, but it's a very strong phobia.
Who is your favorite manager of all time?
Rhetorical question. Chris Knight, hands down.
What are 3 disadvantages of living in a tour bus?
- less showers.
- it smells after shows.
- go back to number one.
Who would you like to see in concert?
Queens Of The Stone Age, Iron Maiden, RHCP, BoyzIIMen, Earth Wind & Fire, Converge, Jamiroquai, Rival Sons, Freesol, etc.
Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
A police officer, Power Ranger, Super Hero (Batman was a big one), A hockey player, Bassist for Iron Maiden.
What do you feel in the moment you go onstage and see all the fans so excited and happy?
That is a very specific feeling that actually changes every time I go on stage, sometimes the feeling is better than other times, but it is all very much based off of the same emotion and that must be happiness. I am very happy on stage and ready to play my heart out, every time. No excuses.
Do you still watch cartoons?
When I watch TV, yes. Adventure Time & Regular Show are two of my favorites!
Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
…I think everyone can already guess the answer to this one ;)
If you had to move to another country, where would you move?
Korea, I love K-Pop and I love Starcraft II or Manila, I love Sea-Mantis.
Which superheros do you like?
To list just a few off of the top o' my head: Green Lantern (Kyle and Sinestro), Batman, Super Man, Spider Man (Peter Parker), Agent Venom, Red Hood, Captain America, Iron Man, Spawn, Night Wing, Night Crawler, Wolverine, Ice Man, Cable, Human Torch, Hulk, Robin, Cyborg, Wonder Woman and basically all members of the JLA, etc etc
What is your favorite way to relax and escape stress?
Play music & draw!
What has been the hardest thing to overcome on your road to being a musician?
Realizing that the road does not end has been the hardest.
Do you name your instruments?
Oh yes! My current road dogs are Samantha, Helga & Jennifer.
What's your walkie talkie code name?
Gray Fox (Metal Gear Solid Reference)
What would you ask from Santa this coming Christmas?(not taking into consideration if you have been naughty or nice
I kinda sorta need a new main bass(four string Fender PBass) and an amp (Aguilar?)… hahaha
I know you've answered this before but I forget, why Joey THUNDER not Joey Brobeck?
It's a nickname that stuck, I do go by both, haha!
Ninja Turtles or Power Rangers?
Generation one Power Rangers, if not first generation than gimme that turtle!
If you were ice cream, what flavor would you be?
First instrument you ever played?
Alto Saxophone, sixth- eighth grade.
How do you feel about wearing socks to sleep?
The more clothing= the more prepared= the more ready you are for a surprise zombie attack.
What is your favorite song off of Whisper War and Symphony Soldier?
"I'm a Wonder" & "Intoxicated"