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And Warner Bros. seems to be pretty much into re-releasing all of their catalog. So there's the Warner Bros. stuff and the stuff that we have control over, we're gradually re-releasing it. Some stuff we don't have control over.

Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.

And for me there's still more material than 20 lifetimes that I can use up.

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.

For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.

America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think.

And as far as I'm concerned, it's like I say, drugs are not the problem. Other stuff is the problem.

So we are pretty convinced we don't want to play huge stadiums unless we can play them well.

I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it's not a Grateful Dead project, it's a Me project.

But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by, you know what I mean? You need something soft and comfortable in your life, 'cause you're not going to get it from what's around you. And society isn't going to give it to you.

So it's one of those things where we have to - our problem is pacing ourselves and still reaching a large enough number of our audience. Because we don't want to burn the audience. And we don't want to be excluding anybody.

Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that, but his forte is lyrics. He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on, and sometimes he comes up with something really nice.

Yeah, I think we have to. If we want our shows to be - if we want the quality of the shows to be good, and we want the energy to be high, and if we want to be in good enough physical shape to do them, and not exhaust ourselves on the road, and not get stale, we have to pace.

If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.

I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.

I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs.

I don't know why, it's the same reason why you like some music and you don't like others. There's something about it that you like. Ultimately I don't find it's in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it's fundamentally emotional.

I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die.

Stuff that's hidden and murky and ambiguous is scary because you don't know what it does.