I think he lives here in Austin nowadays. Maybe one day I'll run into him and be like, "Dude, MINERAL!!!!' hahaha...but I liked The Gloria Record stuff too...hahaha
Theres a funny fanboy story to all of that, actually...
He was scheduled to play the Hotel Cafe here in Los Angeles as Zookeeper and I had been raving about it to my friends for weeks. The night before I was to go to the show, I went to a little bar in Loz Feliz with a promoter friend of mine who was passing out flyers for his friend's bar. Some dude comes out of the place smoking a cigarette and It took me some time to notice he looked exactly like Chris did in his photos, except he had grown his hair long again like in his days with Mineral. So I approached him and before I could say anything besides "Excuse me, Is your name Chris?", his friend was like "Yeah, its christopher simpson" hahaha
He was totally cool about everything and I saw him play the next night. His friend was just laughing because he said that tended to happen at least once every night they were here randomly. His band members were cool fucking beans too. Good stuff.
I think he works as a waiter to this day in Austin. He lived his whole rock career serving food haha