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Theaters are great. They're designed to sound good, not for basketball.

I pretty much built a band out of the most incredible guys I could possibly find. I didn't really want a six-piece band, but it just ended up being a six-piece band because these guys are all awesome.

You can't watch 'Dr. Strangelove' with commercials. That would be sacrilegious.

You might have a favorite book or film, but you can only watch or read it so many times before you have to let it sit and then go back and realize it's your favorite still. At some point everything gets a little stale and you have to step away from it.

As I've moved through life, I've found that I like things to be as casual and as spontaneous as possible when writing.

For the past couple of years I've been pretty bored with music in general... just bored with it.

I liked the name Frog Brigade because it lent itself to a lot of cool imagery with the whole frog thing.

I love character actors. If I'm switching channels, and something with Slim Pickens is on, or Walter Brennan, I'm stuck. I have to watch it.

I never think about rhythm versus melody; I've always just played to what's in my head.

I think Phish will come back. I just think it's time for a breather.

I'm a big believer in spontaneity.

I've had fish come up on stage, and it's pretty disgusting. I try and discourage that. I discourage anything flying up on stage, actually.

Music in general is looking for something new overall.

New Year's was insane! It was the best show I've ever played for New Year's.

We've all had our thing. I listened to the Monkees when I was little kid.

I didn't realize Metallica was as big as they were. I just thought it was my buddy Kirk's band - we went to high school together. I wasn't really following metal.

I had one guy pretend to be me, go to a hotel room, and tell the people at the front desk that it was me, and then he went in and stole all of our luggage. There's always that eager beaver that wants to be a part of the team and comes off as a sticky fly.

I have a very difficult time describing my music. Because I run into people in the hardware store and they go, 'Oh, you're a musician. So what kind of music do you play?' And I go, 'Uh, I've been doin' this for many years - I don't know what to call it.'

I think the world is very much embracing this whole concept of musicians going out and playing their instruments and playing music for music as opposed to music that has something to do with some form of image or imagery.

More than anything, I think the best thing you can do as an artist is just stay as true to yourself as possible and hope that your fan base will appreciate that.