“Gila”, well, that just started out as a great word as we were traveling throughout the Southwest. I don’t know, words tend to do that; they don’t go away, they build levels of subtext, they become characters themselves. “Gila” is definitely a feeling, it’s indescribable, it’s not necessarily a gila monster. It can be something that’s actual or something that’s untouchable.
And in a while
You start a smile
The earth is wild
We’ve got no time
Victoria would probably take a lot of joy from the knowledge of people looking deep into her words. I think her lyrics are very interesting and they help the music but I also think that people should do whatever they want.
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by Steve Louie
When you can use the confusion of infatuation and personal conflict to create something that has light and dark to it and can move and affect other people, then it’s not just something that’s a deep poison inside of you.
Smoking opium. Listening to Galaxie 500. Spiritualized. I know that there’s drug references and things like that, but when we write we’re definitely not succumbing to the influence of drugs or imagining that at all.
I wondered: do interviews work like some kind of lessons in self-perception for you?
V: I think sometimes it forces sort of an unnatural perspective of yourself because it feels egotistical… I mean, the questions are never like that, it’s not awful to talk about what you do and it’s nice to share with people, but I think when you go back, like “Why did I do…”
A: It often feels to me like why would anyone care? I don’t know if I would care about what we have to say. We’re musicians, you know, not authors or public speakers…