“Well, when Brendan gave up alcohol, I started doing heroin, so that delayed things,” deadpans White. “It’s funny, I’m a big believer that things happen that are supposed to happen — not in any sort of religious or mystical way, but in a ‘human nature’ kind of way. Why didn’t we record an album five years ago? Well, it just wasn’t the right — it wasn’t like we were all in a room together staring at each other, saying ‘What the hell? Why aren’t we recording?’ So at the moment that it does happen, you think ‘This is amazing! It feels perfect.’ Yeah, it would have been nice to do this a few years ago, but I think it’s better that it’s happened now.”
Brendan: “Jack, why don’t you want to tell people about the new album we’ve got cooking?”
Jack: “I’ll tell them when the time is right.”
Brendan: “What time is it right now?”
Jack: “Three o’clock.”
Brendan: “But the clock on the wall says 2:10.”
Jack: “OK, the time is right. The ‘teurs have a lot of new songs in the works people, the writing and structure of them has dissipated and reinvigorated and many times over since we came home from our last shows.”
Brendan: “We got into the studio as soon as we could, or as soon as LJ (bass player Jack Lawrence) would let us.”
Jack: “Yeah, matter of fact little Jack won’t let us do much without his blessing — and trying to get his blessing is like draining blood from a stone.”
Brendan: “Is that why the recording sessions were ‘drug fuelled’, Jack?”
Jack: “I was just kidding when I said that Brendan, don’t believe everything you read. Fact of business; don’t even believe all the things I tell you when it’s just you and me in the room. If little Jack‘s there though, then it’s all true.”
Brendan: “Well, if you consider acidophilus powder a drug, then yes the tank is full of fuel!”
Jack: “If I was to ever take a drug for pleasure, I would want that drug to be aspirin for all the headaches I get from second hand acidophilus powder and flax seed smoke.”
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