LIFE AFTER STRANGEFOLK
(From the Revolving
Q: The beginning of September was a sad time for us fans. I was
wondering if you can tell me what lead to your decision to leave
A: Tough question. I guess what it really
came down to was I was tired of being on the road I just felt worn out. I
lost sight of the light at the end of the tunnel and started to feel hemmed
in. In the words of the great songwriter and musician Erik Glockler "I
lost my way"
Q: Could you share one of your fondest memories
from the evoltion of the band? Do you have a lasting moment that
will always be with you about your growth as a band?
A: I have so many wonderful memories, enough to last a life
time One of the greatest though, was our second or third "Garden of
Eden" show. I remember looking out over Mad River Glen and seeing
small city of tents and people gathered waiting to hear our music, it
felt like a giant bloosom after a long winter
Q: What was
your take on the delay of the album? What exactly happened
with Mammoth and
was this a turning point for you?
A: It was a turning
point for me. Mammoth just plain and simple got screwed up. Disney had bought
them for a large sum and when they were not getting the retuurns they had
hoped for they bailed. Unfortunelty one of the repercussions of Disney
bailing on Mammoth is that Mammoth bailed on us. There was no malice or ill
will, we just got caught in the cogs of corporate
Q:What was Jon,Luke, and Erik's initial reaction to
your decision to leave the band?
A: They were really
disappointed in me. I can understand why. I was very disappointed as
Q:Have the rest of your fans been supportive of your
A: The people who are close to me have
been very supportive. I can't really say about the rest. I'm sure there
are some big question marks in peoples heads. All I can say is that
unless you are given experience it's hard to understand what it's all
about. Even if you are living a certain reality it's hard to know what it's
all about. One of the things that people are attracted to about
Rock'n'Roll is a sense of glamour. While that is definitely an aspect of
playing music it is more of a veneer than anything else. Rock'n'Roll is a
lifestyle of extremes
Q:I hear your in college?
A:Indeed. Grad school.
Q:What interests you in
career possibilites outside music?
A:Got me!?!?!? I'm
still interested in music. Besides that I am interested in writing, childrens
books, adult books and enviromental issues. I guess time will
A: I'm not really sure.I love to play. I'm a
snievling addict. I am it, or it is me, how ever you want to look at
Q: The change from being a touring artist, to moving towards a
less chaotic life is extremely hard to get used to! What goals are you
concentrating on in your life?
A: It's has been a
hard transtion. My main goal in life is to find happiness and peace of mind
for myself and my loved ones. Sure I have other goals and this one sounds
cliche' or cheesy, but when comes right down to it I just want to feel as
good as I possibly can for as long as I possibly can.