Did you have any ‘Spinal Tap’ moments this year?
My entire career has been one long Spinal Tap moment spiraling out of control. A couple of months back we were playing a big outdoor festival supporting The Pixies and Interpol in Mexico City. When we started the set it was as if I channeled the Air Force show in Spinal Tap. There was exponentially more Mexican talk radio coming through my amp than any guitar sounds. Then a 14″ step pyramid lowered from the truss and was almost trod upon by little people dressed like Aztec priests. I envy us.
What were some of your favorite releases from 2010?
Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”
Third Eye Blind “Ursa Major”
New Year’s resolution?
My New Year’s resolution is to be a better listener, and to shred like it’s 1986.
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