SORRY NOTHING! YOU OBVIOUSLY MEANT TO OFFEND IF YOU’RE APOLOGIZING! AND YOU REPLACED INTERESTING SONGS WITH JAZZ!
That’s just insulting. I love jazz, but the majority of people at the fair I’m sure dont want to stand around and snap their fingers while smoking pitch pipes and wearing sunglasses during the late afternoon.
If we were in the same room, I’d punch you.
But no, if I say anything at all you will find some way in your mind to make you right and I’ll bend to whatever you say because I am the only person I know that actually thinks and takes other people’s feelings into consideration.
You know why I want to work with a woman I practically just met? Besides my parents, she was the first person to ask what I wanted. What do you want to do Allison? You know what, it felt nice. Like, huh, maybe all the work I’ve been doing could mean something to someone else and maybe I could get there if I wasn’t so frowned upon as the singer. Maybe I’d ask people to be in a band if I received ANY respect whatsoever and I wasnt embarrassed to show anything that I work my butt off perfecting in my own mind of creativity.
What, you think all it is is go up there, smile, and sing so the crowd feels so obliged to applaud?
Excuse me but im not a singer. I’m a freaking musician an you will treat me as such because I know what I’m talking about and as behind as I am, I know a hell of a lot better what the crowd wants to hear.
Someone is going o be upset that whenever I post text, I’m usually angry. Well if I wanted to look back on depressing days in my journal, ithink i would probably have a serious mental problem, so I’m not wasting space on this garbage that hopefully one day Ill forget.
Press:As you each grow older and wiser, how do you both stay loyal to and inspired to produce the style of music on both the record and in concert that your most loyal and long-term fans both love and expect?
Brandon Boyd:You made me think of something though when you were saying like, um, will you be screaming some of your most demanding lyrics when you’re 70. You can’t really imagine yourself doing that. I agree with you, we have so many songs that we wrote when we were in our young twenties. Some of them we wrote when we were teenagers and we still perform some of them. It occurs to me now at 36, damn, what was I thinking? This is hard! I have to really concentrate and sit still in order to do it. Two things occur to me. One was that somehow the guys in the Stones still look really cool doing it. And I think that really is a testament to number one, their talent, as well as their tenacity. If you write good songs and if you write songs that have a potentially timeless quality, yeah I think that you’ll be able to sing them long into your sunset years. I think that’s really one of our intentions as a band. I know for me as a lyricist and as a singer, my deepest intention beyond just trying to express myself with a sense of purity is to hopefully achieve a sense of timelessness. You want to touch on subjects that are potentially universal. And that don’t really need to be tied to the 90s. Or the 2000s. Or the 2030s. Whatever. You want to essentially be able to make music that will essentially transcend time. The other thing that occurred to me when you said that, Chester, and imagining, knowing myself from experience as well, there are certain songs that get harder as you get older. The term vaginaplasty came to mind, and if they can do that with technology, by the time you and I are in our 60s, why can’t they do laryngioplasty, where they can give us a 16-year-old’s throat? Can you imagine, being all leathery?
Press:Brandon first, you mentioned as this being the end of the Incubus cycle. What’s next? You made us wait awhile for this last album. What are you guys planning?
Brandon Boyd:As far as that’s concerned, we have no plans, to tell you the truth at the moment. We are, for the first time since 1996, we are free agents again. We’re without a record label. So what we’re kind of doing is trying to get our bearings as to what we should do next, just as a band but also as a band that is kind of off in new territory again. So I have been tinkering around potentially with a second solo record. That’s probably the most likely scenario. But as far as Incubus right now, we’ll probably take another break. Hopefully it won’t be as long. But what we like to do is arrive with the best of intentions and try and create music from a sense of urgency as well as purity and not necessarily based on a schedule. I know that that can be a little bit frustrating for our listeners and stuff. But I think that we’ll make better music as a result. So the plan is to have no plan.
Sometimes I realize I have less true friends than fingers on one hand,which makes me feel lonely, but the bright side is it makes me appreciate my family a whole lot more because I’m lucky enough to have one that’s always with me, whether I like it or not.