What do you take pride in the most?
Dave: I would say the fact that my band actually just got a gold record,
and Im actually really proud of that. Im proud that my band
can continue. Weve been on the road for 12 and a half months, Ive
only been home 2 and a half weeks, and its still as much fun as
we left. Everyones actually has grown a lot tighter as friends,
and musicians. Were writing new songs; actually really strong songs,
like everyones grown together and I have a lot of pride in that.
Im actually really proud of my band.
What is one CD you cant go on the road without?
Dave: I would have to say Around the Fur from the Deftones.
I like to listen to that CD all the time.
Where do you always look forward to play at?
Dave: I look forward to playing in L.A. just because its home. Its
kind of like the chance to see friends and family. At the same token it
evokes the reason I dont like playing L.A. <Laughs>
Everyone and their uncle wants to get into the show, and Hey, can
you get me on the guest list.
What is the dumbest thing you have ever done when you were young?
Dave: Actually, you know when I was a kid I broke into a---me and some
friends and I broke into a music store when we were like 14, and got caught.
That was kind of dumb.
What singer has the most annoying voice?
Dave: I think probably the guy from the Talking Heads, David Byrne.
What is one band you would never like to play with?
Dave: Id say theBackstreet Boys.
What is the weirdest combination of food you have ever eaten?
Dave: Oh god, uh thats a hard one. I think basically any food you
get from Europe will be a weird combo. <Laughs>
What is something you are not good at, but you wish you were?
Dave: Actually, I wish I was a better piano player. I really dig playing
piano and stuff, and I wish I was better at it.
What do you look forward to the most when going home?
Dave: Just barbequing and hanging out with friends, and family. Sleeping.
What is one song you never get sick of hearing?
Dave: I think um. Thats a hard call. Actually, this song called
Back to School by the Deftones. I love that song.
What is one of your favorite lines in one of your songs?
Dave: Actually, I like in The Way you Like it during verse
Appreciate, dont playa hate, congratulate.
PZO: Oh yeah.
Dave: I like that line a lot.
PZO: I like the way that he says it.
What would you never get tattooed on your body?
Dave: I dont think I would ever get a chicks name tattooed on me.
I might get, if I ever have kids, I might get my kids name tattooed on
me. I dont think I would ever get a chicks name. <Laughs>
What is something you would like to do before the end of the year?
Dave: I would like to, actually, I would like our record to go platinum
and I would like to go to Japan and Australia actually.
What makes you laugh?
Dave: Listening to Kris sing in the shower. Kris is the drummer. <Laughs>
What do you have a fear of?
Dave: Nothing I am fearless.
PZO: There has to be something.
Dave: Actually, its not so much a fear as it is an annoyance. I
hate when you wake up in the morning and you have socks on, and you step
in a puddle or something. I hate going to the refrigerator and someone
spilled something the night before and didnt clean it up. My socks
get wet, I fear that every morning. I put my shoes on when I wake-up.
What is the strangest thing a fan has given you?
Dave: Ive gotten a lot of weird stuff. Actually when we were in
Europe I got this; it was just a couple of weeks ago. This chick gave
me a little sock, its like a puppet. Its a cartoon in Europe.
<Laughs> Its like this cat, its this pink-stripped
cat and its like a puppet. Its a really ugly ass doll. I guess
it is like a huge cartoon in Europe, like everyone has heard of it over
there, but no one has heard it in the states.
PZO: Did you keep it?
Dave: Oh yeah. I still have it.
What is something about you, that you get made fun of for?
Dave: Something about me?
Dave: Oh God, theres a million things. I guess my long-winded answers
to questions. <Laughs>
What is your favorite possession and why?
Dave: I would have to say my car. I have a 2001 Honda that I bought, and
thats my favorite possession.
PZO: When did you buy it?
Dave: I got it awhile back; I got it when we got the advance for our record,
I bought it.
What is the worst present you have ever gotten?
Dave: Like when you were a kid you are hoping to get a toy and you get
like sweaters or socks for Christmas, or socks and underwear.
PZO: Yeah, that happens to me every year.
Dave: <Laughs> Exactly.