What is your party trick?
"It’s either ripping Don’t Stop Believin’ at the karaoke bar or juggling, maybe. I don’t really do too many tricks. And I don’t think I’m that kind of personality. I like to kind of just chill off to the side and get enthralled in a deep conversation with somebody when I’m drunk and just be babbling for hours. I’m not really like 'Hey everyone! Look at me!'"
What’s your biggest fear?
"I was actually thinking about this the other day. I think my biggest fear is waking up one day and feeling like I’ve outlived my usefulness, like I’ve given all I’ve got and that’s it. I’ve tapped out. As creative people, I think we’re more prone to that because I think we give a lot of ourselves, and at the same time we give a lot of ourselves to a world that’s always changing. And I think the older you get, the more intense those feelings get."
What’s your worst habit?
I would say my worst habit used to be biting my fingernails, but I oddly stopped and I don’t know why. I think my lady might have hypnotised me or something, because I have no desire to bite them anymore and I’ve been biting them for 30 years of my life. So that’s new! So now my worst habit is that I procrastinate. I put things off until the last amounted time slot. I don’t procrastinate to leaving things till past due, but I definitely know how long something will take and I wait until there is precisely that amount of time."
Do you believe in ghosts?
"Probably. I have no reason to not believe in ghosts. Am I allowed to answer that way? I don’t know if I believe in them per se – to say, ‘I believe in ghosts!’ – but I have no reason to not believe in ghosts. I’ve definitely had weird experiences, for sure. I definitely had a moment in middle school where I met my friend’s grandma that was at his house and he wasn’t there and she told me he wasn’t home, and I was like, 'Dude, I met your grandma!' because I remember seeing the picture, and he’s like, 'Yeah, she’s dead.' It was in eighth grade, and it was the most insane thing, too, because when you’re in eighth grade, you’re just at that age where you lack any credibility yet – so unless you’re one of the really brainiac, popular, smart kids, no-one’s going to believe you when you say shit like that. But I definitely had that happen once, which was pretty insane. And no-one’s ever explained it to me."
How long have you worn the same underwear consecutively?
"Oh man. Back in the day, before Of Mice & Men, when I was in my old band and we were just roughing it in the van for 14-day stretches in a row, I’d probably wear my underwear for four days in a row. But after day four of consecutive use, you’ve got to change them, because then you start dealing with problems down there. And when you start dealing with problems, then you start dealing with pain. And nobody needs that pain. Just change your underwear."