“I never ask Jim about his lyrics, and I usually don’t even see them until we get copies (of the CD booklet), so it was really interesting to hear him talk about certain songs.”
“Lots of people like to write about how we’re crazy hippies from Louisville, Kentucky, with long hair, but they don’t write about how they felt like their brains were oozing out of their ears when they heard a song or how they wanted to cry or laugh or throw up, really feel like ripping somebody’s head off, or making love I think lots of the music industry and lots of things are wasted because people aren’t conveying emotion anymore, they’re just writing about what a band looks like or how many people were there. That stuff doesn’t matter.”
I remember in Australia last year your gatorades or something spilled over the stage and when you stood on the puddles I thought nooooo don't slip!!
“I had the beats made and all ready to go before sharing them with the guys. The one thing I wanted on this record was for the rhythms to be real tight and almost mechanical. Almost like it’s a drum machine, but I didn’t want the actual version to just be a drum machine because I think it’s so cool that it’s Patrick [Hallahan] organically playing the drums. It’s pretty f@#$ing rhythmically precise for a human being to be playing some of the shit that he plays.”
“I really wanted those (Month of Sundays) songs, so I borrowed this demo tape from our drummer (future MMJ drummer J. Glenn). The other side of it said “My Morning Jacket”. I actually had no clue what it was, but I ended up listening to that side of the tape every single day. I really fell in love with those songs.”