What other work have you done after Presence?
I've worked with a bunch of bands on more of a financial side along with some writing. I've done lots of different things but haven't committed to anything. I'm gonna start writing again actually. I might put something out like next summer, it's time. I was doing financial stuff like business management with touring and things of that nature, with Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Korn, Stevie Nicks. linkin park and the Cranberries. I did a little bit with GusGus for one tour they did in America. Marilyn Manson... nothing shocked me, I'd been through it all with The Cure. I can't remember half the people I've worked with. Oh, I liked Stevie Nicks alot! Right now I'm looking at avenues of what I want to do - I'm reversing - instead of doing something for other people, im looking to do something on my own.
Favorite Presence/Fools Dance/ Cure songs at this moment?
At this point in time, I would think I love "The Kiss" from Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, and "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep". I love the cover by the Deftones, I think it's one of the best Cure covers I've heard. I can get in modes where I can listen to The Cure all night.. I pretty much like all Cure songs. For Fool's Dance, I like "The Priest Hole". As of right now, "Ocean Hill" and "Closer" are my favorite with Presence.
I was just about to ask you about that one! What was that all about?
If you think about the circumstances of which Simon and I started the band, and listen to the lyrics.. I'll let you work that out. I want people to make their own meanings of of the songs.
(laughs). Oh really? Then I'll tell you specifically what it's about!
That reminds me of when i would listen to a song, and have these images in my mind, and then I see the music video and it would be nothing like I imagined.
That was the beauty of before the internet - you could lie down and make your own video in your head. Now there's YouTube and you can see a video for everything.