The Flying Luttenbachers Quotes
I've pretty much despised Chicago in general since about 1998. I just feel like for what I'm trying to do and think and feel, it's a terrible place to live. I'm sure it's great for other people, just not me. The problem has been finding a better place to move to. After extensively touring the country with the previous incarnation of during the last two years, it's become apparent to me that the West Coast is ground zero for the new underground rock thing, so, I'm splitsville. You only live once!
I consider myself a conceptualist and composer first and foremost, and an instrumentalist second. The instrument is merely the tool to accomplish the job with. I guess I'll play drums again -- although I really don't care about it very much. If I were to find a drummer to improve upon what I've done (and it wouldn't necessarily be too hard - any excellence in my drumming is due to sheer force of will, not dazzling technique), I'd gladly move to some other post in the group. I have a lot of harmonic, melodic and timbral ideas that simply cannot be conveyed on a drum kit. I'd certainly like to explore these further, especially in improvisation. Up until now, my writing for the band has had to suffice as far as saying what I'm trying to say.
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