Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off
updated 08/02/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/02/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
ON RECORDING THE NEW CD Each [song] was done as a live performance. The last time we did that was the first record, when we only had enough money for three days in the studio.
ON THE CURIOSA FESTIVAL There are a number of bands on the bill who have cited us [as their biggest influence]. I am hoping everyone gets along.
ON HIS ENDURING GOTH LOOK I live with someone [wife Mary Poole] who likes me to look like this. The makeup helps me to be larger than life. I would feel very uncomfortable going onstage without wearing it.
ON NOT HAVING KIDS I have 25 nephews and nieces, so I have the pleasure of lots of children around when I want them. But I can shut the door on them. My wife and I decided at a very early age that we would not have children. I don't feel responsible enough to bring a child into the world.
ON BEING A MIDDLE-AGED ROCKER I thought that by the time I got to 40, I would have exhausted this particular life. But five years down the line, I am still enjoying it.