We're all going to get to the end of the finish line, no matter where that ending is for each of us. And when you get there, do you want to regret the things you DID do or do you want to regret the things you DIDN'T do?
At the end of my life, I want to be able to laugh really loud at the mistakes I made rather than sit there and go, "Man, I wish I would have…" - Fred
Although I've been told by countless industry types that the drummer / singer thing would never fly, all of them have lost their jobs / companies while Cowboy Mouth is still kickin' ass. - Fred
I think my job is important on holding down that foundation to where -- when Fred gets in his rants and he's preaching the good word -- he doesn't have to think about keeping time, because I am holding it together for him. - Brian
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Mardi Gras is a perfect metaphor for life. There are a lot of reasons to be afraid, to worry, but for a certain time period in New Orleans, we forget all that and we just celebrate. We celebrate the ability to celebrate.
I think that is such a perfect metaphor for life, for living. Sometimes you just have to celebrate the fact that you've made it this far. There are so many people who haven't. - Fred
I've lived big. I've laughed big. I've hurt big. I've been hurt big. I've loved big. That's just the way I choose to do it, because I remember what it was like to be afraid. I remember what it was like to be worried about, "What about this? What about that?" And it's funny because I was really terrified about things I could lose, be they relationships or situations, etc. I was so afraid about losing things that I lost them.
Then it's like, okay, now what? Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going. There really is no option. There is no option. If you're going to live, then you might as well live to the best of your ability, whatever that is.
With a lot of faith and a lot of imagination, you can really work wonders. - Fred
I think I've written one song in my entire life where I had a dream with the vocals and lyrics and then I woke up and then wrote the music under it.
But that was one time. The rest of the time it has always started with a guitar riff that I think is fun. - Matt
(photo: Alicia Reed)
I truly believe it's the energy of joy, the energy of faith, and the energy of expression that makes things better, that allows you to feel those emotions, that allows you to get to that place. It's called a leap of faith. You have to take that leap of faith. - Fred