Monday, December 2, 2013

2008 interview

Sometimes I feel like this over-documented era is like the surveillance state of some old science-fiction novel. Except instead of being a dystopian nightmare, people love it! Every single thing has to be documented, now. The undocumented event is like the tree falling in the woods.

I’m so happy I grew up before the change, in a time when that wasn’t the case. It seems like moments aren’t really moments anymore; nothing’s allowed to be fleeting, to just be what it is. For me, the obvious thing is when we play shows. There are kids who’re watching, but the majority of kids are filming it, are watching it through their cameras and their cell-phones, are seeing it from behind the frame. It’s like we’ve been taken out of the moment. And we can’t get it back.