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Wie war das noch im Mike Ness- Interview ? "These kids today have such perfect tattoos. It's all planned out"....lol.
Hier der Beweis :
Auf der Seite des Houston-Chronicle gibt ein feines Interview mit dem Social Distortion-Sänger Mike Ness, wo er auch auf seine Tattoos eingeht.
Schöne Antwort auf die Frage "Bereust du etwas?" sagt er, und das kann ich sehr gut nachvollziehen, "Klar tue ich das. Die Kids heutzutage haben perfekte Tattoos, alles ist durchgeplant."...
DAS ist ein wesentlicher Unterschied (ist eigentlich mal nen Artikel wert, denn die Unterschiede zwischen Heute und Damals sind vielen Menschen heut garnicht klar, was auch zu Missverständnissen hier in Diskussionen führt). Wenn heutzutage Leute mich fragen "Warum sind deine Tattoos so einfach?" sag ich immer "Wir haben unter ganz anderen Vorraussetzungen angefangen uns tätowieren zu lassen."
Das Interview :
Mike Ness lets his roots show
Musician takes temporary leave from Social Distortion for solo gigs
Mike Ness doesn't often put Social Distortion on mute. The last time he toured without his punk band was 10 years ago. But every so often Ness likes to tug a little bit on the threads of American roots music that were always present in Social D, just buried some under the loud guitars.
"I felt a little limited," Ness, 46, says. "You could only go so far with Social D. You know what I mean? I couldn't bring in a pedal steel guitar, or saxes or fiddles or mandolins. It felt like a big risk, but it was also very liberating and built a lot of confidence in myself."
So Ness' stuff includes some rootsier originals and occasional covers of songs by the likes of Bob Dylan and Marty Robbins.
It's hardly a self-indulgent pursuit. As Austin-based musician Jesse Dayton, who opens for Ness tonight at Meridian, points out, "Mike was doing Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire back in '78 or '79, way before the term 'Americana' was out there for music."
Recently, Ness discussed punk, country and three decades of tattoos.
Q: Word is you have an album's worth of new material. Will we get a solo album or something from Social D?
A: It could go either way right now. I'm going to wait until the end of the year and assess things. My guess it'll probably be Social D.
Q: A decade has passed since you did one of these solo tours. Did you miss it?
A: I did miss it. I kind of forgot all about it. Playing these songs again has been really interesting. To revisit them and revisit the time in my life when I wrote 'em.
Q: Do you write specifically for a solo record and specifically for Social D?
A: I'm writing for both all the time. When I'm writing, I'm not really thinking about where it'll go. But later, sometimes I'll play tug of war with it.
Q: Do you write every day?
A: I try to pick up a guitar every day and play for a little bit. But usually the songs don't come along until I'm alone for a good period of time. But I haven't noticed many patterns. It just happens when it happens.
Q: You were early on the country / punk thing. Did you always see them as intertwined?
A: Yeah, I did. I thought of all American roots music that way, whether it's Delta blues or big band or jazz. Or folk music, bluegrass. You know, I just saw a connection in all of that. It's some sort of working-class music, singing about working-class issues. There's just an honesty behind it. Punk took it one step further, as far as being louder and maybe a little angrier. But to me, punk was about making change, it wasn't just a complaint list. I think Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, the list goes on, had the same spirit in them.
Q: Your shows are pretty energetic. Do you ever tire of touring?
A: No, no. The stage is my living room. It's where I feel most comfortable in life. What I find hard is leaving home and leaving family. That's the only hard thing.
Q: Was making music an inevitable thing to do?
A: Yeah, it's pretty much what I needed to do. Since I was about 5 years old, I knew what I was going to do. I know, it sounds weird. Not everyone has that feeling. But I just knew it. At times it was very discouraging. But I wasn't ever gonna give up on it.
Music was my first drug of choice. It just did something for me. I can't remember everything that was going on at home, but it probably wasn't all good. It enabled me to leave that.
Q: Do you remember when it felt like something you could do long-term?
A: Yeah, when I got into recovery getting off of drugs and alcohol. We weren't making any real money in the mid-'80s. I was living in a recovery house, and I had to get a job. I painted houses for a few years. Somewhere along there, doing that, I wrote Prison Bound. Then the self-titled album. I was finally able to quit my day job.
Q: Did you miss that job at all?
A: No, I was happy to see it go. I was a daydreamer. I always had bosses yelling at me. "Paint it, don't make love to it!"
Q: When did you decide on the name Social Distortion?
A: It hit me when I was a 17-year-old kid. I just felt society was messed up. Sometimes I still do. It just seemed to fit.
Q: How old were you when you got your first tattoo?
A: I was 17.
Q: Have you run out of space? Or do you still get inked?
A: Oh yeah. For me, I'm still finishing what I started. I don't do them as much as I used to. But I just did two four-hour sessions before I left on this tour. I have some 20-year-old tattoos next to some newer ones. I just wanted to try and make it look more consistent.
Q: Any you regret?
A: Oh, of course. These kids today have such perfect tattoos. It's all planned out. To me if you don't have any bad tattoos you haven't paid your dues. I mean, I got some of these in hotel rooms.
Quelle : http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/5755405.html