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Care Bears on Fire rock the Smart Girl's party in the second part of this episode.
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Izzy: Hi, I’m Izzy and I play drums. Lulu: I’m Lulu and I play bass, yeah. Sophie: I’m Sophie and I play guitar. Girls: Hey, we’re Care Bears on Fire. Amy: With me today, musicians, songwriters, taste makers, cat sitters, cookie bakers. I have Care Bears on Fire, Lulu, Sophie and Izzy. Hello. Girls: Hi. Amy: Thank you for being here. Girls: Yeah, thank you so much. Amy: Care Bears on Fire. Why that name? Izzy: Well, it’s kinda about like taking something cute and like sweet and just making it more extreme and that’s kind of like what we’re all about. Lulu: Been into the extreme. Izzy: Yeah. Meredith: When you’re learning your instruments, like for instance, if you’re in a school of rock or like a rock camp or something, do they also teach you the looks on your face you’re supposed to get when you’re playing your instrument? Izzy: Like guitar face? Stop, you have a great guitar face. Meredith: Do you just pick that on your own? Girls: Yeah. Amy: In what time do you have to develop? Lulu: It evolves, it evolves. Izzy: Yeah, it evolves as you progressing. Amy: Do you play parts when you’re on stage? Do you play versions of yourselves? Are you yourselves? Izzy: Well I know for me, I’m more myself, but like more intense, like you know what I mean, I just don’t go to school, and I’m like… Sophie: Yeah. Yeah. It’s like yourself times a billion. Amy: Care Bears on Fire, yourself times a billion. Girls: Yes. Exactly. Amy: How old are you guys. Sophie: I’m gonna be 13 tomorrow. Izzy: Yeah, we’re all 12. Amy: All 12, going on 13. Izzy: Yeah. Amy: What are you looking forward too at age 13? Girls: Hmm… Amy: Why will 13 be different than 12. Sophie: It’s a little more closer to high school. Izzy: Yeah, would really close to high school, I know. Lulu: And they get to be like, I’m 13. Izzy: Exactly. Yeah. Sophie: And I’m like, I’m teenager huh. Lulu: Coz I hate the word pre teen and like. Sophie and Izzy: Yeah. Girls: Tween. Izzy: Oh god. Lulu: So it’s like, yeah, I’m not a tween, I’m a teen. Izzy: Exactly, just drop the W. Izzy: Will you tell us a little about your instruments. Amy: This has a radio in it? So you can get different stations in it. And I don’t know what these do, I’ve never used them, but I just play it by knocking on it. And, and I just blow into the end. Amy2: This is a Gibson guitars, made by Les Paul, and it’s pretty standard. Amy: Let me hear it. Meredith what are those? Meredith: These are my drums. Amy2: Meredith’s got that. Meredith: You just…oooh. Amy: I don’t mean to be telling you what to do, but you could just blow in the end of it. When you perform something together, when you take a risk, when you’re vulnerable up on stage, do you find that it’s helpful to be part of a group? Sophie: Yeah. Amy: Or is? Yeah. Why? Sophie: If you’re by yourself, and you’re like rocking out and like jumping around, spassing and stuff, it’s kinda to lame if you’re by yourself. Lulu: You be like weirdo. Sophie: But if we’re all doing it… Izzy: Exactly. And even if we screw up on stage, and if we have shows like I get my drumsticks stuck in my hair or something, like she play she’s regularly stuck down here, and like, afterwards we just laugh about it, and we’re like, oh haha. We’ve had… Sophie: I do… Izzy: Epic moments. Amy: So when you start writing songs together, how does the process works. Lulu: It’s not we’re like, oh, let’s write a song now, it’s kind of we’ll be in between, you know, rehearsing old songs and one of us will play it quick little, you know… Izzy: Didi. Lulu: And the other on of us will like start jamming on it, we’ll just start playing and we’ll be like, woh, that was good. Amy: So you write lyrics without an idea of obviously what that music’s gonna be and vice versa. Izzy: Exactly. Amy: Amy, when you write a song, do you have any rules for yourself? Amy2: I’m very similar to this guys, they comes in different ways, sometimes it’ll be just lyrics first and them sometimes it’ll be a tune in my head, and that’s the personality of rock music. Honestly, I think a lot of writers might like that. Amy: Will you give me one idea for a song that you haven’t used yet, coz I love to make one of right now.