I played up until my senior year. I quit because in my junior year I started dealing with some nagging injuries and I wasn't having that much fun. And that's when Jimmy Eat World were getting together and playing. I quit and left the baseball field to practice [with] Jimmy Eat World and haven't played since. I've been [with] Jimmy Eat World for the past 20 years.
CaskWerks Distilling Co. is the collective vision of its founders Rick Burch, John Miller and Jeff Barlow. We are three guys with vastly different backgrounds and a passion for small batch, artisan spirits. Individually we have tried to chase this dream for several years however, as a team is where our strength comes from. Our goal is to bring a fresh, local perspective to a very old and established industry. With the support of people like you, we can bring a small piece of the artisan spirits renaissance to the Phoenix area by giving you an up close and personal look at the process.
Jimmy Eat World are answering questions on Facebook for the next 90 minutes or so. Also, we talked with Jim yesterday for a future version of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast and he confirmed with us that Futures will be coming back to vinyl -- probably for the 10 year anniversary next year. More on that, and so much more, in the upcoming episode.
04) Goodbye Sky Harbor
05) Chase This Light
06) I Will Steal You Back
07) For Me This Is Heaven
08) We Are Never Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift cover)
Many writing and recording musicians write based on trying to chase a particular listener, chase the approval of somebody besides yourself, whether that person is a radio programmer, a quote unquote “fan,” or the 18-25 demographic. When you start chasing the approval of some completely unknown, unquantifiable listener, then you’re going to end up with something that you’re not going to be proud of. It’s not going to be rewarding. It’s not going to feel good for you to put your name on. Is there a single? Is there not a single? Who’s going to like this record? Are your fans going to like this record? Is anybody going to like...
He went on to describe his muse in piecing together a break-up record: "In writing material for 'Damage,' I wanted an initial jumping-off, so I started writing, searching about love songs. And the kind of love songs that I’m attracted to, that interest me or I find interesting to explore, are the windows of adversity, heartbreak, or break-up… They always speak to me more."