Via Rock Critics Daily: I've linked to Aidin's stuff (posted on his blog) in the past--and just to alleviate your suspicion, no, we're not friends, and I'm not on his payroll--but after reading his Q&As with the rich, the famous, and the not-quite-there-yet, I feel small and hopeless (in a good way, of course!), and never ever want to feign interest in the presence of a musician again. Now excuse me while I go buy some stain remover. (Coffee stains, y'know.)
Q: I didn't even know you were into hip-hop now.
A: It all depends on what mood I'm in. I always listen to Top 40 when I'm in L.A. because I want to know what's going on. So I might be singing with Nelly one day and singing with Norah Jones another.
Q: You can probably relate because your songs are all about sex and partying and big butts and everything.
A: You've got to sing stuff that people can associate with.
Q: Do you buy a dog every time you put a new record out?
A: No, but that's not a bad idea.
Q: I heard you were on a break-beat-techno-folk kick lately.
A: Who told you that?
Q: I just made it up.
Q: Have you ever had a job?
A: Yeah, I've had a lot. My first job was washing dishes at the local pizza restaurant. That was in high school. And then for three years I was the director of this surf and kayak camp for little kids.
Q: Wait, let me rephrase that: Have you ever had a job where you had to wear shoes?
A: I never had a job where I had to wear shoes.
Q: Ron [Isley] looks like he smells really good.
A: Smells good? He's really a good guy.
Q: Did he try to make you wear any leopard print robes?
A: Not really. We both wore sweats in the studio.
Q: From what I've heard, you like to celebrate your birthday every day.
A: From what you've heard I like to celebrate my birthday every day?
Q: I can't open a newspaper without reading about you falling down drunk in a bar.
A: You can't open a newspaper without reading about me falling down drunk in a bar?
Q: Can you hold your breath for a really long time?
A: No, that's something that scares me more than skydiving. It freaks me out.
Q: I don't mean underwater though. Like, if you're watching TV.
A: Is that on your list?
Q: I want to hold it for four hours.
A: Oh my gosh.
Q: You've been such a good boy for the past 19 years. When are you going to lash out?
A: How do you know I haven't rebelled already?
Q: You're too nice.
A: So you believe everything you read?
Q: Sure, why not?