I kind of discovered my voice for the first time, and the more I did it, the better it got.
I can’t remember the last time I looked at a Nirvana web site.
I live out in the country now and it’s quiet and it’s a place where I can think a lot.
The only way you do anything is to become really active. And the most effective way to get your message to your elected representatives is to make campaign contributions and develop relationships with them.
We asserted ourselves as a music community, and showed legislators that music is positive. Especially if you’ve sold 300 million records worldwide and pay taxes.
I don’t know about the time those songs were written. But he was jamming with someone in Colorado or San Francisco, and I’m sure he was working on the lyrics right up to the show because they were really relevant for the situation.
We’re all players and musicians and we sure all get along good. We just clicked right off the bat. We started playing and then we almost immediately started recording.
Our idea is simply to play the songs and to emphasize our musicianship.
No band is special, no player royalty.
But my role is to just apply the skills I’ve learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere.
Mike Watt and I had the same teacher. Mr. Tanaka.
But whenever history is in the making, there’s some kind of intangible feeling.
I’m just really happy, because I think we’re a great band, and I really like great bands.
But remember, guitar players are a dime a dozen.
This band is a real collaboration, and I’m greatful to anybody who can appreciate our music. It doesn’t have to be a certain kind of fan or person or anything. I think there’s a little bit of something for everybody on this record.