Spitballing with Outside Lands artists
Stephen Pope of Wavves The first time I ever did mushrooms when I was a teenager, my friends and I broke onto a train bridge that ran across the Mississippi River between Memphis, Tenn. and Arkansas. We brought road flares and Roman candles, dangled off the edge, and had a fireworks party a few hundred feet above the river. When the mushrooms really started to take effect I got a little nervous about dangling off the side of the bridge, and climbed through the train stopped on the tracks to get to a more stable part. As I was climbing through the train, it started moving suddenly and I was carried a few hundred yards down the track standing between the two rail cars while tripping. I finally jumped and luckily didn't fall to my death or get crushed by the train.
SFBG What was the last song you wrote about?
Nathan Williams of Wavves Dying.
Stephen Pope of Wavves How everyday life brings about extreme anxiety and how I always think I'm dying of something. Geez.
SFBG Who's your musical guy crush?
Nathan Williams of Wavves Gunplay.
Stephen Pope of WavvesWeird Al x 1,000.
YOUTH LAGOON: SAT/10, 3:40PM, TWIN PEAKS STAGE
SFBG What's the best concert you have ever been to and why?
Trevor Powers aka Youth Lagoon Art Garfunkel — it was my first concert and I was a little boy with an afro.
SFBG Could you talk a little bit about the meaning of your song "Pelican Man"?
Trevor Powers aka Youth Lagoon Pelicans have a lot of history for spiritual significance. There are legends that say when a pelican's babies are starving, the mother will stab her own breast with her beak to draw blood that her children can then drink. She'll bleed out so her babies can drink her up, giving her life for theirs. A sacrifice similar to that of Jesus. Lyrically, that idea is contrasted with one of murder and serial killing. Violence out of ultimate love juxtaposed with violence out of complete hate.
SFBG Are there any artists at Outside Lands you're looking forward to seeing?
Trevor Powers aka Youth Lagoon I'm actually not sure who is playing so I'll have to look up the schedule tonight and start getting my planning on. I will wear my new camouflage jumpsuit.
EASY LEAVES: SUN/11, 12PM, SUTRO STAGE
SFBG What's the best show you've ever been to?
Sage Fifield of the Easy Leaves I'm just going to reach to something relatively recent within the last few years. I went to an Avett Brothers show in South Carolina, it was not too many years after Kevin and I started playing. We got tickets and went to it. It was one of those shows where you're transfixed by the performance itself, just the energy of it. The energy was just hot the whole night, I just literally stood almost in one spot the entire show. I think they're great.
SFBG Favorite song to perform live, cover or otherwise?
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