Friday, December 11, 2009
A Sunny Day In Glasgow
"just took a photo at dealy plaza, where jfk was shot. the misfits sing about jfk.
SMCJ was recorded all in my apartment and it was all direct-in. not much space there. but for ashes grammar we did record it in a huge warehouse type place. i feel like this definitely had an impact on things. we were able to experiment alot with sounds and natural reverb and natural harmonics and stuff like that.
I dont think [the place you listen to A Sunny Day In Glasgow] really matters. for me, i like it in headphones, walking around a city in your own little world. probably in the rain.
I love [listening to music] on the train. i love travelling because you have no problems when you are travelling. there's nothing you can do about anything. you just have to get where you are going. so i love to stare out the window and listen to music and forget about my life
i've gotten alot of mileage from my time in scotland and london. it was wonderful to get to live there for a few years. i didnt really write any music in those places, but when i got back i wrote alot about that time. my year in glasgow happened to coincide with alot of really bad things happening in my life and i was pretty depressed there. and then it never occurred to me that it could rain everyday in a place and that the sun might go away one day and not come back for weeks. so when the sun came out it was like taking alot of drugs or something. it was just an intense part of my life and those sunny days were just really special to me. i think scotland is the most beautiful place i've ever been. i am also a fan of Maine.
I live in Sydney now, but the band is in philly and i've spent the rest of my life in philly. it's a great place to live. not too expensive, lots of kids, lots of music. i seem to be only able to write songs in philly too. i am little scared about living in sydney now.
we are on tour now. i am listening to the following alot:
jj #2 by jj
wasp's nest by the 6ths
charm of the highway strip by magnetic fields
Thanks to Ben (via Steph) for the interview.