I've got a surprisingly large amount on my plate given that I'm not working this week. I'm writing, working on a few other projects, hanging out with Luke who's in town, catching up on my DVR'd Battlestar Galactica episodes, three novels in the reading queue . . . you get the idea.
As long as I'm on the topic of Modest Mouse, here's a few great quotes from the Onion AV Club interview with frontman Isaac Brock.
On being an atheist:
I don't think I'm living wrong in the first place, so when the lights go out on me, and brighter ones come on and I have to talk to some guy with a big, bushy beard, or some big glowing blob, I think I'm going to be fine. I'm 100 percent on the whole Christianity thing being a crock of shit, pretty much, but I don't give a fuck if other people are religious. Believe what you want. Whatever makes the day easier for you.
On political songwriting:
I'm not going to write the "Bush is a fucking lying sack of shit" song—I don't think I need to. I think everyone knows.
On licensing songs for commercials:
Figuring out ways to pay the rent isn't really a tough decision. Around the time we did the beer commercial and the shoe commercial, I thought, "Am I compromising my music by doing this?" And I think not. I like keeping the lights on in my house. People who don't have to make their living playing music can bitch about my principles while they spend their parents' money or wash dishes for some asshole.