1. Alexander McQueen Boots
I’m crazy about boots. Totally mad about them. When I’m not diggin’ around the internet looking for new music, I’m window shopping online for a future pair of boots. So while I was in L.A. on my second solo tour, I made a pit stop at the McQueen store. As I browsed around, I saw the boots from a distance and knew they were the ones. I ended up not buying them because I still had more traveling to do and they’d get wrecked by the tour’s end, but funny enough my photographer that came with me ended up buying them a few weeks after the tour. I heard somewhere that the criteria for entrance passed the velvet rope to Studio 54 was based on the quality of the person’s shoes. The guys from Jesus and Mary Chain are also totally obsessed with boots. I’m telling you: boots are no joke.
I practically do everything on my phone: I jot down my odd ideas, send emails, creep on Facebook, listen to audiobooks, send love to people, take pictures of weird things that I like, etc. Music-wise, if I need to figure out the BPM of a song, I just use the metronome app. If I have a melody in my head that works for a potential song, I’ll just open up the recorder and record it. For lyric ideas, I’ll either type it in the notepad or sing into the recorder. I’m sure there’s much more I can do with it, I just haven’t gotten there yet. I tend to keep my phone very simple, I don’t like to have apps on the main screen, I keep it all in folders so the main screen is all black and there’s minimal lag. I read a quote on twitter the other day and it said “slow internet is worse than no internet.” That applies to the iPhone, in my opinion.
I used to be a Gibson guy, but not anymore! Two different worlds, I understand, but there’s nothing like a Jazzmaster rippin’ through your pedals and Fender Twin. I’m not sure if words can describe it, but I’ll try: it adds a bit of creaminess to a clean jangle tone and rounds out good fuzz. It’s an incredibly versatile sound and works for a variety of live situations. For the latest series of videos I produced with the Revera Corporation – the record label releasing my latest single, Time Meant Nothing, and LP later this year, Distant Love or: Time Never Meant Anything, And Never Will – I used mostly vintage Fender amps and Jazzmasters. I’m always blown away by how loud and expressive that setup is.
TEEPEE and the Revera Corporation proudly present TEEPEE’s newest single, “Time Meant Nothing,” an honest, powerful meditation on time’s ability to both heal wounds and ruin lives. “Time Meant Nothing” – with its fragile yet propulsive melodies that give way to searing, fuzz-driven bursts of white noise – is an anthemic introduction to his highly anticipated upcoming album, Distant Love or: Time Never Meant Anything, and Never Will, due later this year via The Revera Corporation.