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Dave Mathews not into himself anymore...

Posted 26 September 2005 - 02:50 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Dave Matthews, the 38-year-old singer and guitarist for
the multi-platinum group The Dave Matthews Band, announced Tuesday that he
is no longer into himself.

"I used to be a hardcore Dave Matthews fan," said Matthews on the porch of
his Virginia home. "I had all my records and posters. I was so blown away by
everything I did—especially my live performances. I remember me and my
buddies used to drive for hours just to go to one of our shows."

Matthews, who formed the Dave Matthews Band in 1991, is perhaps best known
for the hit songs "Crash Into Me" and "The Space Between."

"Me and my band are still okay, but I feel like I've grown out of us,"
Matthews said. "Back when I was in the college charts, we were about all I
listened to, but I guess I'm at the point in my life where my music just
doesn't speak to me."

Matthews admitted that most of his current Dave Matthews listening is
confined to overhearing a hit single on a jukebox or PA system. However,
while doing dishes last weekend, he tried listening to 1998's Before These
Crowded Streets, an album he had not heard in over two years. The singer
admitted that by the fourth track, he was barely even listening.

"It sounded like this sort of worldbeat background drone," Matthews said.
"So I took it off and put on some Stevie Ray Vaughan instead."

"Rock music with a violin? I don't know," Matthews added. "Seemed cool
once."

Although Matthews continues to attend every single performance of his band,
and even his own solo appearances, he claims it's "more out of obligation"
than out of passion for his music.

Matthews said that while he once felt exhilarated whenever his group
launched into one of their famous prolonged jam sessions, he can now "barely
sit through them." Said Matthews: "Lately, I try to vary my routine so I
don't get bored on stage. Usually, if there's a long solo, I'll go get a
beer or check out the T-shirts."

Matthews even feels isolated from fans with whom he once felt a strong bond,
disparaging them as "lame." He also admits that the older he gets, the more
out of place he feels around "kids in their Dave Matthews phase."

"I used to talk for hours about my music or spend a whole night in a DMB
chatroom," Matthews said. "But now, the people at the shows seem like such
geeks, standing there with their elaborate taping equipment. They're really,
really young, too. What do I have in common with them? They're just a bunch
of kids who need someone to look up to. Why would I look up to me? I'm so
1997."

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Re: Dave Mathews not into himself anymore...

Posted 26 September 2005 - 03:59 PM

This is funny. I want to pass this along at the office. Link please?
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Re: Dave Mathews not into himself anymore...

Posted 27 September 2005 - 06:26 AM

Well you could just copy any of the article and paste it into google like I just did! :P

http://www.theonion....tent/node/39670
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Re: Dave Mathews not into himself anymore...

Posted 27 September 2005 - 06:56 AM

*chuckle*
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Re: Dave Mathews not into himself anymore...

Posted 27 September 2005 - 07:50 AM

Oh man, thats kinda sad... oh well, he had his fame I guess.
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Re: Dave Mathews not into himself anymore...

Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:01 AM

Sort of like Hootie

poor pooor poorr hootie
When did you hit so far bottom that the burger king looked like a good time.
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Re: Dave Mathews not into himself anymore...

Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:27 AM

Ah, but if he decides to quit the band, will they carry on without him? :D

Cheers
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Re: Dave Mathews not into himself anymore...

Posted 27 September 2005 - 11:31 AM

Without their greatest fan, I don't think much will happen.
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