Hitting the sweet spot

By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 12, 2014

With such a large catalog to work from, how do you guys go about forming setlists for shows? And have you cooked up any new covers for this next tour? I don’t know. It can be tough. You don’t want to disappoint anybody, but at the same time as an artist you have to be able to do what you want to do. I like Neil Young’s approach to live music. As far as covers go, yeah, we’re always working on new stuff.

How has scaling back on the booze and partying helped your creative process? It’s pretty great. There’s a lot more music happening in my brain. Drugs and alcohol, as fun as they are, they really never did anything to motivate me creatively.

I read your recent Facebook post inquiring about karate lessons? Did you end up finding a sensei in NYC or Nashville? I haven’t been home enough! I think a better idea for me is to take up boxing. I have a feeling it would be an easier hobby for me to balance with my totally insane schedule. It’s good to hit stuff.

Might we ever see an album of duets/covers with the wife? Oh yeah. We’ve been thinking about that. Probably country and western songs. My mother-in-law really wants us to do it, and she’s a really smart lady.

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