How Did We Get Our Name?
We were down in Florida playing the Gamble Rogers festival which we shouldn't have been playing in the first place because it's a folk festival and those people hate rock & roll and we tried to explain that to our booking agent, but he thought that if we played acoustic guitars it'd be okay, and he was wrong cause we got into a big fight that night that ended in a lot of fruit being thrown around, and we were arguing with this Floridian about which fruit is the best fruit, and he was saying oranges cause he's from Florida, of course, and we were saying pears because we have so many pears up here in New England, and that's when Carlo came and grabbed Scott and dragged him away cause he was about to punch this one guy, and that was stupid of him cause the guy was really big and drunk, and someone in our entourage yelled out, "We don't need your freakin' oranges, man!" And then the big drunk dude yelled back, "Oh, yeah? Well, we can do without pears too, fella!" But folks heard it as "Without Paris," and the name just stuck.