Humph, so three different patrons quizzes just told me that my patrons would be an otter, a wolf, an a toad. These don’t strike me as remotely similar.
The most obvious question is, of course, why the fuck I took 3 patrons quizzes in a row on a Friday night.
- Davey: And it was at that point that we were experiencing civillians getting excited about seeing us on the street because they saw us on the television. That was the beginning of, "Take a picture of me so I can put it somewhere and show my friends that I met this thing." And that's not flattering. That's not complementary. That's simply...you know...it makes you feel like Mickey Mouse or some sort of cartoon character.
- Beez: Did you feel like that for awhile?
- Davey: Yeah. I mean, when that would happen...luckily, that was the exception to the rule, you would get people who were excited to see you and not know your name, not know what band you were in, and it's like, why do you care, what's wrong with you? There was an increase in, um, in projection, in misperception, of who we were as people and who I am as a person. The first like, I don't know how many shows we played, I would sell the merch, I would play the show, hey thanks for playing, I'll be back there selling our stupid t-shirt and patch. So I would go back there and sell our seven inches. And that sort of community was how we came up, and so being completely open with the people who were supporting you, was a natural thing. And there was very little danger in it.
- It became dangerous on Sing the Sorrow, and we didn't realize that. And we started to have those experiences where all of a sudden we said, "Oh, I can't. You don't think I'm a person. So I can't treat you like a person, because I'm something else to you. You've created this image of me in your mind that has absolutely nothing to do with who I am."