Elektra has no control over the live show, at least.
I'm not really satisfied with anything I have written to date.
It's really important for the bass and the drums to somehow blend.
The worst thing I could be thinking is how could I be a cool bass player.
A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist.
I haven't written enough songs to be able to say that I have a system. I've only written a handful.
I agree with the rest of the band, that a truly synthesized sound isn't really what I would want to go for.
If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play, then you might as well think about that. But that's not really how we picked the songs.
I'm always interested in mixing technology and music. You know, maybe I'll have a MIDI bass pickup at some point, I don't really think that's the direction I would want to go.