Please explain what just happened.
I botched it and forgot about the catering at House of Blues. I ate already.
What is your earliest memory?
My dad’s stereo. It was white and I thought that was cool. It was always playing Paul Simon.
If you were not a musician, what other profession would you choose?
Someone once told me that if I could imagine myself doing anything other than music, anything, do it. Music is hard, you travel away from your family, your loved ones, you’ll be broke, you won’t sleep, etc. I thought about it, and I couldn’t think of anything else.
Please describe the current contents of your refrigerator.
I haven’t been home in two months so I have no idea. On the bus, there’s food for eight people, so once again, no idea. I saw something like seven mustards, though.
What verb best describes you?
What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?
Keep doing it even though you’re getting in trouble and fucking up in school. They don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.
What are the steps you take to regain your composure?
I have to stop writing, thinking, and especially listening to the chatter going on around me. Turn the phone off. It gets to me. I eventually calm down.
The opposite of “suckmore”.
From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?
Bob Marley, Sade, Paul Simon, and my dad.
What change do you want to be in the world?
To make people look at the world less like a square and more like a circle.
Are you pro or anti-emoticon? Please explain.
Anti. I am also anti-exclamation mark in texts. Grow up.
How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?
That’s a stupid game. Anyone who watches that many movies should either be a writer, director, or an actor.
What makes you feel most guilty?
When I see that I have so much while most of the world has so very little.
Please list three things you never leave home without.
My phone, my house key, hopefully, and a lighter.
What is the worst piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Smoking cigarettes is cool.
What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?
Maybe see question number ten [What change do you want to be in the world]? That’s pretty good I think.
What do you consider the harshest kind of betrayal?
The kind that chick did in Jarhead. God, that was awful. Made my skin crawl. I guess betraying a friend to get ahead. That’s pretty bad.
Of all the game shows that have graced our TV screens throughout history, which one would you want to be a contestant on and why?
We’ve been watching a lot of Family Feud on the bus lately, but I’d have to say Double Dare. The only reason I say Double Dare is because You Can’t Do That On Television wasn’t a game show.
What do you want to know?
If I come back with any memories of what I’ve learned, or if I have to figure everything out again.
What would you like your last words to be?
I’m about to go rock this show.
Please explain what will happen.
Now? I’m about to go rock this show.