Friday, November 26, 2010
This is one of my favorite interviews of all time, but it's also one of the most hypocritical.
I saw A Life Once Lost in February of 2008 & Bob Meadows (the sexy beast with the glasses) is one of the nicest, most humble musicians I've ever met in my life. He listened to every pointless story his fans told him & he was so easy to approach, I almost forgot he'd just gotten off stage.
In this interview I think Bob proved that he is unbelievably smart & very in-touch with himself. Everything he says makes sense. That's rare in interviews, especially with pretentious bullshit musicians who call themselves making sense when they're actually just rambling on about nothing.
HOWEVER, while Bob's spot-on when talking about the ever-changing state of hardcore & the whole idea of kids looking up to musicians as role models or heroes even, I'm not sure if he realizes, there's only a few interviews with A Life Once Lost on YouTube & another video features the band in a club bathroom talking about & smoking weed. The video is entited 'Stoner Highlights'.
Now, I know some people don't consider smoking green as doing drugs, & I can see where they're coming from on that...but I still think it looks kind of shitty on Bob & his well-spoken opinions.
The fact that they're all inside of a van trailer, smoking a blunt probably doesn't help his point too much either.
I don't think anyone looks as far into band interviews as I tend to, so this is pretty much a useless post.