Hana: So I've heard that you were in a band when you were a high school kid.
Ben: Yeah, actually I was. All four years I was in high school I was actually in a few bands. Yeah, I was in one pretty early on when I was a kid. Me and four of my friends.
本：对，没错 。高中四年我加入过几个乐队 。我从小时候就开始加入乐队了 。当时我和4个朋友成立了一个乐队 。
Hana: All right. So, did you have a name for your band or bands?
Ben: Yeah, I guess the serious band I was in we were called Lucky Number Two. I know it sounds stupid and I thought it did too actually but I came into the band. I was asked to join. I didn't start it.
本：有，我加入的那个很认真的乐队名为“幸运数字2” 。我知道那听上去很傻，我也是这么认为的，不过我还是加入了那个乐队 。是他们请我加入的乐队，不是我组建的乐队 。
Hana: Okay, right.
Ben: They said, "Hey, we need a bass player. Do you play bass?"
Hana: And I said, "Yeah, I do. I play bass, why?"
Ben: And they said, "Well, we need a bass player so can you come and try out, audition?" And I did. And I said, "Oh, hey what's the band name?" And they're like, "Lucky Number Two." I was like, "Oh, wow. So lame." But, I wanted to play music so I just went along with it and said, "Yeah, sure."
本：他们说，“我们需要一个贝司手，你可以过来面试吗？”所以我去面试了 。我问他们，“嘿，乐队叫什么名字？”他们说乐队叫“幸运数字2” 。我当时想，“哇哦，这名字太差劲了 。”不过我想演奏音乐，所以我接受了这个名字，我说“没问题” 。
Hana: Okay, right. So why did they name the band Lucky Number Two? Do you know the reason?
Ben: I don't think there was a reason. I think at one point they just when they were thinking about what to do they couldn't decide on something so they just decided something and just went with it. They said, "Okay, we're going to decide this and we're going to do it." So I don't know, Lucky Number Two, yeah.
本：我想没有原因 。他们可能在考虑要做什么，他们无法做出决定，后来他们做出了决定，然后就这样了 。他们的想法可能是，“好，我们要做出决定，我们要这么做 。”我也不清楚，然后他们就取了“幸运数字2”这个名字 。
Hana: Right. So what kind of music did you used to play?
Ben: It was like a punk music.
Ben: So, yeah, which actually at the time was not very popular among young people in my town.
Hana: Right. I'm not really a big fan of music, I don't really know anything about music. So what's punk music like?
哈娜：好 。我对音乐并不热衷，也不是很了解音乐 。什么是朋克音乐？
Ben: What's punk music like?
Ben: Well our band, we had two guitar players, a bass player, and a drummer. And one of the guitar players sang too. So punk music is fast.
本：我们乐队有两个吉他手，一个贝司手，一个鼓手 。其中一个吉他手担任主唱 。朋克音乐的节奏很快 。
Ben: It's fast and the drums are also fast. And the vocals are usually kind of yelling or screaming in a way. And not always but sometimes bands are political.
本：节奏快，鼓点也快 。所以从某种程度上说，主唱经常要喊叫 。有时乐队有政治倾向，但不是一直有这种倾向 。
Hana: Right. Political?
Ben: Like we had a political ... I don't know how you would say ... At that time it was 2008.
Ben: Sorry, that's wrong 2004. Yeah. George Bush was the President.
本：抱歉，我说错了，当时是2004年 。时任美国总统是乔治·布什 。
Hana: Yeah, yes.
Ben: And we didn't like him. We were kind of on the other side. So a lot of our songs were kind of politically driven.
本：我们不喜欢他 。我们支持的是另一个党派 。所以我们有许多歌曲都有政治色彩 。
Ben: So our lyrics were like about ...
Hana: So like criticizing.
Ben: Yeah, like anti-president lyrics like that. I don't know. It's kind of funny because one of our songs actually ... 'cause you know the American flag is red, white, and blue the colors.
本：对，歌词内容是反总统的 。我说不清楚 。这有点儿好笑，因为我们有首歌实际上……美国国旗是红色、白色和蓝色的星条旗 。
Ben: So one of our songs was called Red, White, Black, and Blue like a bruise.
Ben: I don't know. We were angsty. I don't know. That's how I would describe punk music at that time.
本：我也不知道 。我们很焦虑 。怎么说呢，我会这样形容当时的朋克音乐 。
Ben: Fast, politically driven lyrics, and screaming vocals.
1. try out 试验；测验；
I would like to try out the new work.
2. go along with 赞同；服从；
So long as what you do is right, I'll go along with you.
3. decide on 决定；选定；
I have to think about it before I decide on a program.
4. in a way 在某种程度上；
I agree with him in a way.