EllisFam Interviews

I have asked for the EllisFam to do a small 8 question interview so that we may get to know one another and how The Jason Ellis Show has changed or impacted our lives. These are their reply’s, unedited and all in their own words. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and thank you to everyone who participated. Without you all this wouldn’t be possible.

Amber (@reankanesmom)

  1. Where do you live? Adaghetto,Black Hole, Dusthell the list goes (Adelanto, CA)
  2. What is your occupation? Mommy, Student, Freelance Photographer(though by trade I teach pre-k)
  3. Tell me a little about yourself. Let’s see here..OCD mom of two kids 8 and 6. Married for almost 10 years to one awesome Army Veteran(Tithas aka Sgtshitbag)lol. Always striving to do better and not let the stupid shit bother me.
  4. How long have you listened to TJES? I do not get to listen all the time :( due to the kids always being in the car. Damn those little people though it’s been close to 5 years now.
  5. How did you discover TJES? Through my husband, one day I got into his car and was like What the fuck is this shit turn it off and after that I was hooked.
  6. What keeps you listening to TJES? Honestly pure suspense on what will be done or said next.
  7. Has the show changed or impacted you life in any way? How?As strange as this sound I have lost almost 100 lbs since 2010 and pushed me to make that change was always hearing Ellis talk about being healthy in some way.
  8. Is there anything else you would like to share? Fuck your face..that is all..

 

Shifty (@SHIFTYINMN)

  1. Where do you live? Circle Pines, MN
  2. What is your occupation? I work at a law firm. No I’m not a lawyer, more of the firms/clients whipping boy.
  3. Tell me a little about yourself. Dad of 2 girls and 1 boy and hubby to @prettymisschloe. Like to ride my bike especially to Stillwater with her. I own a full set of Labs (1 chocolate, 1 Yellow and 1 “Bleck” lab) and 3 chickens that match the colors of the dogs. Also have 3 cats, 2 of which we found on the side of the road 2 days after xmas 2 years ago (vet said they were about 7 weeks when we found them). Being the “I HATE CATS” guy that I am, I let the kids keep them. Clearly someone bought their kids a kitten xmas present and someone who objected didn’t have the balls to do the right thing and just dumped them! Now, I don’t mind cats in the least. 3rd cat is a friend of mines grampa who recently passed. That cat, well frankly she’s a cunt (she hates the the dogs bigtime)!
  4. How long have you listened to TJES? Mid October 2005.
  5. How did you discover TJES? I got a shitty Sirius player from Walmart because we were going to Talledega late October I was sitting in my shitty commute home and just happened upon it. Cannot really say I listened “religiously” (because once I got home car off) until Ellis talked about the Stilleto, I got it soon as it came out and have listened start to finish ever since.
  6. What keeps you listening to TJES? That is a fantastic question! It is just what I do, I do not want to call it a habit, because if I know he is not live I am not tweeting “OMG HOW WILL I MAKE THIS DAY/WEEK WITHOUT A LIVE SHOW???”. Am I bummed when there is supposed to be a live show but is not, a little, but I do not get all bent out of shape like some people. Hey asshole, shit comes up where I cannot listen and have to catch it on another day, that’s fuckin’ life! He has his own also, deal with it and stop fucking whining to him about not being live!
  7. Has the show changed or impacted you life in any way? How? On March 26, 2011 Ellis replied to me that it was OK to start a WK Chapter in MN. I ran with it, and with that reply, other TJES fans in MN came out of the woodwork. People I may have never known for whatever reason that I now call friends that are close. Ellisfam is worldwide, but to know so many are in your home state is awesome. And the Chapter was born and patches sent out with a lil help from Grant Cobb. My youngest daughter and her friend put together and sent a care package to one of the Chapter members who was stationed in Afghanistan, that was a pretty good day, they understood why and what  they were doing and it meant a lot to them. Even gave a cheeseburger to a homeless guy, although, he was not impressed… I tried.
  8. Is there anything else you would like to share? Yes, you have a great thing going here to unite EllisFam who may not know one another and I commend you for that. Some cannot make EM events for various reasons (I’ve only made one, EM7) Nice work! I hope more “unwilling participants” will play along!

 

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EllisFam Interviews

I have asked for the EllisFam to do a small 8 question interview so that we may get to know one another and how The Jason Ellis Show has changed or impacted our lives. These are their reply’s, unedited and all in their own words. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and thank you to everyone who participated. Without you all this wouldn’t be possible.

Erika Ashley (@Erika_Ash)

  1. Where do you live? Scottsdale, Arizona
  2. What is your occupation? I’ve had a job in almost every industry, right now I am a bartender and server
  3. Tell me a little about yourself. I try to love life and take every opportunity handed to me because I never know if it will present itself again. I work hard and play hard. I love the Ellisfam and the amazing people I have been lucky enough to meet through it. The opportunities I’ve had from the Jason Ellis show have been a blessing and my life would not be the same with out them.
  4. How long have you listened to TJES? since ’07 or ’08. I was at Ellismania 3 in fortunes gym where the max capacity was 50 people. So amazing to see how far the guys have come.
  5. How did you discover TJES? Scott Green convinced me to listen once BTLS signed his BS contract. I was  hooked from the that show on.
  6. What keeps you listening to TJES? Several things. That way I know what is going on at each Ellismania and to keep up on the fam, the crazy antics, and I love that everyone from the show gives their real life experiences and struggles, that makes it so relatable and a sense of not being so alone in any one bumpy road in life.
  7. Has the show changed or impacted your life in any way? How? The show has given me amazing opportunities and experiences and has given me friends I wouldn’t trade the world for.
  8. Is there anything else you would like to share? I hope to have at least one more “hot chick” fight for the hall of fame Ellismania! Harden the fuck up and red dragons! We are Ellisfam for life! xoxo

 

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Thank you EllisFam

One day as I was listening to The Jason Ellis Show and reading my Twitter feed, I realized that there are so many people here that are closer to each other than most families. People that have driven hundreds of miles just to spend a weekend together, just to say hi. People that come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and every spectrum of the social lifestyle imaginable. Being in the EllisFam myself I understood this bond, but I only understood it from my perspective. I wanted to know why all of you felt the same as I, why the EllisFam is so important to you and how you found it. I wanted to know your story.

The idea that a radio host could help so many people in so many ways amazed me, I’ve never seen anything like this before. There are two people that stand out to me and that I consider my inspiration for these interviews. Those two people are Scotty from New York and Oxycotton John. Two people that were on a literal road to death, but were pulled back with the help and inspiring words from Jason Ellis. I am happy to say that Scotty is spending so much time with his daughter that it brings literal tears to my eyes. He pulled through and couldn’t be happier. John no only got sober, but had to endure a number of medical issues that are a result of his years of drug abuse, but throughout it all he stays positive and keeps true to his sober living. Not only has he stayed sober but is also now helping others find their sober path. I am happy to be friends with such amazing people. I thank both Scotty and John, their inspiring stories are what gave me the idea for the EllisFam Interviews, and since then I have discovered more great people that have been dragged through the mud only to emerge stronger and more determined to keep moving forward.

I started the EllisFam Interviews in July, and as of now I have receive and posted over 100 interviews. I will continue to send and post interviews for as long as people are wiling to tell their story. I believe everybody has the right to be heard, and as long as I am here, I will listen. For those that have participated I thank you. Without your submissions this would not have been nearly as incredible as it has been. I have learned a lot, not only about you, but about the things that you and others have been through, and I know that no matter what happens in my life, I have friends that can help me through and I hope all of you feel the same about one another as well. These interviews became so much more than a simple Q & A, they became a window into the trials and tribulation that make us who we are, and from that we only can grow stronger, together.

From the bottom of my heart I thank you, my friends, my family, my EllisFam!

EllisFam [el-lus-fam] noun, plural el·lus·fam·i·lies, adjective

a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children and friends they care for.

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I have asked for the EllisFam to do a small 8 question interview so that we may get to know one another and how The Jason Ellis Show has changed or impacted our lives. These are their reply’s, unedited and all in their own words. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and thank you to everyone who participated. Without you all this wouldn’t be possible.

yako (@truckeryako)

  1. Where do you live? A small town in Saskatchewan. Farm country, but close to a huge forest.
  2. What is your occupation? Truck Driver/Farm Equipment Operator/Heavy Equipment Operator
  3. Tell me a little about yourself. 34. single. work 70-80 hours a week (working right now). like hunting, fishing, camping, quadding, shooting things, diesel engines, taking things apart to see how they work. Love my family. I have the same close friends from childhood. Read 150 books a year. Building towards living in a log house with a woodstove and a laptop. Getting closer….
  4. How long have you listened to TJES? been listening since June of 2009. Convert from shade45. Only missed a dozen shows since then.
  5. How did you discover TJES? listening to faction
  6. What keeps you listening to TJES? its like hanging out with your friends every day. Really cool friends.
  7. Has the show changed or impacted you life in any way? How?yes. I’ve always been aware that life is short and to make the most of every day. Ellis hammers that home by sharing his life with us. I’m eating super healthy and losing weight. Trying to be a better person. I was depressed for a lot of my 20’s, it feels good to laugh again.
  8. Is there anything else you would like to share? looking forward to meeting Ellisfam at ELLISMANIA 9

WolfKisser (@Wolfman812)

  1. Where do you live? My name is Tim, I live in Southwestern Indiana.
  2. What is your occupation? My job basically consists of me tellin people what to do. True to stereotype, I am quite the opposite in the bedroom. (Blame that overshare on Jason…for using the word ‘submission’ twice).  No, really, my job is all about making very rich men happy.  You guessed it…Executive Restroom Glory Hole Attendant.
  3. Tell me a little about yourself. I’m married and have an 11yr old son, and two daughters, 6 & 2.  I play softball on a team that I also coach. I earned the nickname “Wolfman” in high school for my personality change during athletic or competitive endeavors. I am normally a very laid back, mellow kind of fellow…but meet me in competition and I will destroy you. When that cheesedick Al Gore invented the internet, Wolfman became my cyber handle…the 812 representing my area code.  I will also answer to Wolf or Wolfy.  Yeah, I make jokes and embrace sarcasm and vulgarity. If you don’t like me, then fuck you…in the nicest way possible. Growing up a poor kid in Indiana, there weren’t many entertainment options. But one luxury I did have was access to my older cousin’s skater magazines, which led to my fascination with the world of skateboarding.  I tried, but I couldn’t do jack shit on a skateboard. So I had huge respect for those guys that could. Eventually the lion’s share of that respect went to this lanky California kid that was just blowin people away.  It was through following Tony Hawk’s career that I discovered this loudmouthed, cocky Australian kid that didn’t quite score as good as the top guys, but other than Tony, his were the runs I wanted to see most…the few times I could actually view an event anyway (yeah, Indiana kinda sucks).  He just skated differently than everybody else. And his air was outrageous. But he bailed alot and didn’t make too many finals it seemed.
  4. How long have you listened to TJES? Around 1999-2000,  Ellis was part of the Tony Hawk Gigantic Skatepark Tour. He tried to steal the show every time he was in front of the camera…and for the most part…succeeded. He would do some crazy ass somethin or other every time they skated too, like hanging from the rafters and dropping in….often ending in pain.  As far as I’m concerned, he was one of the original ‘Jackass’ type guys.  I had no idea that he was just as fucked up from childhood BS and substance dependant as I was at the time.  This is when I first fell in love with the character that is EllisMate.
  5. How did you discover TJES? It was also through Tony Hawk that I discovered the radio Ellis, on Demolition Radio.  Once again, stealing the show from the softer spoken Tony, and Jesse Fritsch…and learning how to run the board.  But then personal issues forced me to abandon the satellite radio and I missed how he got from there to Octane, and then to TJES.  As luck would have it, I started a new job in the summer of 2005, and one of the perks was free satellite radio in the company vehicles.  Of course I found out where Ellis was.  I did miss many of the night shows, but have been a regular listener since it went back to days, and haven’t missed but a few hours since the launch of the Sirius app.
  6. What keeps you listening to TJES? We all listen to the show for the same basic reason…it’s funny as fuck.  Ellis is the undisputed heavyweight champion, he can knock you out laughin with crazy stories and the way he speaks and thinks.  But for me, the show’s secret weapon is Michael Leonard Tully.  A quick jab, body shot artist…stick and move intelligent humor that can come at anytime.  He makes me laugh more often than…well, anyone…ever.  And then there is our little buddy Rawdog…the perfect ring card girl. haha  He irritates the shit outta me quite often, but witnessing his progression into an invaluable show fixture as well as his personal growth has been priceless. I got to meet the guys in Las Vegas this year at Ellismania 8.  First, Rawdog, who looked very lost and allowed us to escort him to the Wolfknives meeting…then Ellis, then Tully.  Ellis interviewed me and gave me the name WolfKisser as my Wolfknives member name.  I was very nervous and quite inebriated.  He questioned why I was called Wolfman and when I referenced a Metallica song, I was met with a blank stare.  Slightly panicked, I began telling him how much I adore him…thus, WolfKisser.  I insisted on kneeling as I was knighted into the Wolfknives, and the moment ended with a very warm embrace, awkward whispers and touching, words of encouragement, and a great picture.  I then shook hands with Tully, and while freaking the fuck out to be in his presence, said either “thank you” or “I love you” and walked away before the weakness in my knees put me on the ground.  I’m still so pissed at myself for not taking some stuff to be signed.  I hope to get another chance someday. As all of the true Ellisfam have experienced, this lil ol radio show can be much more than that if you want.  The more you listen, the more you care about these guys and what they have to say.  It becomes a part of you.  You embrace it and eventually seek out other like-minded fans to share the experience with.  Ellis and Tully have long promoted social media, beginning with myspace and now dominated by twitter.  So though I fought it for many years, I finally joined twitter and started following Ellis, and then eventually everyone else associated with the show, regular guests, and Ellisfam that had been mentioned or had fought at Ellismania.  It was awhile before I started following any other Ellisfam…and even then it was only people that were mentioned by who I was already following, or had intelligent/witty tweets to Ellis or Tully.  Even to this day, I really only follow hardcore Ellisfam. (hardcore meaning regular daily listeners that have also accepted the lifestyle)  I have no issue befriending newer listeners that wish to be part of Ellisfam, but ya gotta display some commitment to that end.  And if you don’t know…ask…don’t try to fake it.  Veteran Ellisfam see right through that shit.  Just keep in mind that there are many people that were here before you…be respectful…make sure they know you’re good people before ya start callin em cunts…if not, be prepared for some verbal legkicks.  But, by all means, have fun with it.  Outsiders may not get you…but Ellisfam does.
  7. Has the show changed or impacted you life in any way? How? A lot of people will credit The Jason Ellis Show for providing them with what I refer to as SMILE.  Support. Motivation. Inspiration. Laughter. Entertainment.  And there is a lot of truth in that for me as well.  But, honestly, I get so much more of that from Ellisfam.  So, to answer the question of how the show has changed my life…I simply point to the fact that the show introduced me to the community known as Ellisfam.  That communal feel was something that was sorely lacking from my life.  So to you Ellisfam out there…I wish to express my sincerest gratitude for helping with my SMILE, and for allowing me the opportunity to SMILE back at you.
  8. Is there anything else you would like to share? I would like to give a special thanks to @AZ_RedDragon & the man that started this website…@bitPimps.  This was a great idea, and I Iike where you are headed with it.  I can’t wait to see what you still have up your sleeves!
Love Always & Often,
@Wolfman812
aka WolfKisser
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I have asked for the EllisFam to do a small 8 question interview so that we may get to know one another and how The Jason Ellis Show has changed or impacted our lives. These are their reply’s, unedited and all in their own words. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and thank you to everyone who participated. Without you all this wouldn’t be possible.

Mason (@ArcticMason)

  1. Where do you live? Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  2. What is your occupation? Currently a motor grader operator, but undecided on future right now.
  3. Tell me a little about yourself. Im only semi cool at the moment, but practice makes perfect. Im a fan of: Beer, football (Roughriders, 49ers) video games (PS3, Steam.. HazardousMX) quading (2012 Mud Pro), camping, golf, music and magnets. I like to take quading videos with my GoPro and hope to one day edit my current 38 hours of video into something cool. I hope to travel more in the future and see everything. 21 in October 2012 so Ellismania here I come/lock up your daughters.
  4. How long have you listened to TJES? I’ve been listening to the show for over 2 years now.
  5. How did you discover TJES? Well I sit on my ass a lot during work, very bored, so flipping through channels on the radio one day I recognized the name Jason Ellis and thought, “oh no way! is this the british dude from wild world of spike? he is hilarious.” We’ve been together ever since.
  6. What keeps you listening to TJES? The humour, the guys, the guests, new music tuesday, voice altermacation machines, and the fans. #nohomo
  7. Has the show changed or impacted your life in any way? How? I don’t know if I’m gradually just getting smarter and more motivated on my own, but I feel like I’ve taken a lot from the show in general knowledge and confidence. The show puts me in a better mood and makes the afternoon go by a lot faster.
  8. Is there anything else you would like to share? Well I suppose if you’re ever near Regina lets go to the bar or quading. Im always interested in talking about anything so just message me! I could probably go on for days. Also, magnets, how do they work?

Todd (@Todd_AH)

  1. Where do you live? Los Angles, CA.
  2. What is your occupation? Owner/Manager of my own small corporation.
  3. Tell me a little about yourself. Born and raised in Detroit MI. (never met Slim Shady or Kid Rock, but have met Bob Seger) Moved to California in 1991 with $150 in my pocket. Like any self respecting Jamaican, I worked multiple jobs so I wouldn’t be cold or hungry, but had periods where I had plenty of both. Suffered through seriously tough times but ended up graduating college, working in the industry aka, Hollywood then finally running my own business with my amazing wife that I have been married to since 1996.
  4. How long have you listened to TJES? End of 2006 if memory serves.
  5. How did you discover TJES? I have had XM since its inception, one day sitting in my car browsing channels I heard these crazy things coming from the radio. Those things were what all of us Ellisfam know as “buttons”, It hooked me.
  6. What keeps you listening to TJES? Jason’s high energy, in your face, think after talk style. I am of similar age and also share many early life experiences with Jason. After meeting him at the gym and being able to have a few short conversations, I was able to see the off the air  person and that has endeared me to him and the show.  #nohomo
  7. Has the show changed or impacted you life in any way? How? I came across the show at a time when I was in need of an extra spark of motivation. Jason’s constant hammering on getting off your ass and doing things or at least trying things, made a huge impact on me. Having been involved in martial arts and boxing years ago, it motivated me to jump back in and go for it. I changed every aspect of my eating habits, got healthy, lost 30 lbs in a month, with boxing, Krav Maga and Bjj. I am better person and in better shape now than I have ever been. I would smash my 20 year old self, and enjoy it.
  8. Is there anything else you would like to share? I have met a few of Ellisfam and even more on twitter. We don’t always agree or like each other all the time, but It has been a great thing that this show can bring together so many people from so many places and very diverse backgrounds, then we can all love and sometimes hate the show as a group. Looking forward to see what the future brings for the show and it’s fans. Don’t want to leave out Josh and Tully, they are hugely important to the dynamic of the success of the show.

 

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