The Saddest Place in Japan
On my recent trip to Japan, I realized that Japan is maybe the happiest place in the world. There's no crime, there's cute little faces on everything, even the fire trucks look like adorable little toys you want to pick up and play with. That is, until we took a trip to the Himeji Zoo, aka Sadness Island.
I Made Up a New Dance
Me and my friend Shirley dancing to DJ Shadow. We waited for 3 hours in Milan for the stage to be set up before we could sound check, so I entertained myself by making up retarded dances. I think maybe I'll call it Hunchback Skanking. Or maybe it should be called the Mint Milano, because we were in Milan, and the park we played at was very green.
Our drummer Kurt took this photo from his drumset right before we were about to play at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. Mostly we've been playing small clubs around Europe, so taking the stage and seeing this crowd of people was pretty surreal. About 15 feet behind this audience is the ocean. This was probably one of the most fun nights of my entire life. It involved dropping lots of acid and Jarvis Cocker! No, just kidding, but seeing Saint Etienne was totally epic, and walking by the water eating nachos at 3am was cool, too.