Wes: Fred, Leave My Riffs (And Fruit) Alone!
The Eat The Day frontman said:”Those are still my riffs, and if they turn up somewhere besides the Eat The Day record there will be a problem!”
In related news, Wes advises all of us to eat more fruit – but make sure it’s not overpriced!
“I was shopping for the week’s juicing produce when I found myself enchanted by the smell of the peaches and nectarines,” said the guitarist. “I smiled and looked around to see if anyone else was as excited as I was. I was outwardly joyful at the site and smell before me, until I saw the price. Being a bargain shopper, I turned my nose up at the overpriced produce and walked away; my nose turned me back around… It had been a while since a had a good nectarine, and North Florida is South Georgia, ya know, and Georgia has got the goods when it comes to peaches. But, almost $4 a lb., are they crazy? Am I crazy? I think I’m willing to pay.
“I bought one, one and I didn’t eat it, the time wasn’t right. I smelled it all the way home. I left it on the counter and smelled it off and on for two days. Tonight I had it for dessert, It was so worth the wait, the anticipation, and the money. It tasted as good as it smelled.
“When I realised just how special it was, I had to sit down and reflect as I consumed this divine creation. A thing like that, a perfect peach, can bring a much needed moment of clarity, “This, this is what it’s all about, this is the medicine man.”
“Ya know, I could go back to the store, I could buy a whole bag of those peaches… But ya know, I don’t need nor desire another. Ten peaches couldn’t give the joy and understanding of the peach that is a part of me. So, my advice to all of you, is to go out and find a peach of your’ very own. A peach, or something like it.”
When they’re not discovering their inner peaches, Eat The Day are busy working on their debut album with Ross Robinson.