We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
I love drums and still play frequently.
I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder.
My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.
The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other.
For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live.
I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.