Your album “infernal overdrive” has just been released, can you share with us the most difficult moment of its preparation? And the craziest one?
I would say the most difficult was actually the kick starter, both getting it done and getting it all finished up.
The craziest………….probably listening to Wyatt nail the high notes in the verses of Critical Mass his first day in the studio……..
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
They come to me in various forms. Sometimes I get inspired by events, sometimes in an emotional state or in a state of philosophy.
I get poetic all the time and inspired to write.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
I think the lyrics to starmans son on Flying Tigers are my favorite.
It is about man and the blind devotion and search for God and religion, and how philosophically it is all an imagined fantasy based out of fear that has caused wars, death and chaos for centuries.
What was the soundtrack to your childhood?
KFRC in San Francisco CA. Lots of 70’s and 80s Rock and Pop.
What has your journey in the music industry been like up to now?
Hellish and brutal……you have to really love music to stay in this game as long as I have and make very little money…….it is not a great investment financially.
What inspired “chasing dragons”?
The chaos of a relationship on the verge of ending.
I was in a manic state and I felt it not much different than a drug addiction…….the term Chasing the Dragon is about Heroin and chasing a high you can never get again……I used it as a metaphor for love and how it can be so similar.
And, “storm the shores”?
I am tired of people always looking down upon military personal and veterans.
I think they get a raw deal, and just because they were forced to fight in a war or serve our country, it does not mean they condone it all and no matter what their belief they deserve our gratitude.
It is a tribute to them and nothing more.
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
I think over time you adapt to it.
Songwriting and Poetry is a very naked art form. You expose your soul. I have become comfortable with that.
Do you remember the day you wrote “critical mass”?
Yes……I was reflecting on all the crap our band has been given over the years and I felt like penning a little tongue in cheek lyric back at the critics etc…It is just a fun little “f##k you”
What is the best show you ever played?
Wow…..tie between Tokyo Japan and Athens Greece.