With my projects, I really like the extreme high-tech stuff, but I also like the other end, the acoustic things. So it seems like those meet on an iPad, where you make shapes but the sounds coming out of it are really acoustic.
I like to play acoustic slide. I like that. I just... I can do it, you know. But it ain't my cup of tea.
When I was a kid, we had acoustic guitars, a piano in the house. I made a drum kit out of buckets in my garage.
Oftentimes, especially in the context of an acoustic song, I'm motivated to write by some amount of melancholy.
When I did the solo acoustic tour in 2010, I fell in love with that kind of performance.
I actually think to some degree that people are down for longer shows with an acoustic show.
When I started writing songs for Temple of the Dog, I went to my room with my acoustic guitar, and I was happy staying in that mode. It was more chordal based and more lyric driven. I enjoyed not making riff-based songs built around a guitar idea.
An acoustic show is all about you, and any little nuance or mistake is amplified.
When you break out the acoustic guitar, the words are the focal point unless you're the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar. So the words have to have meaning.
At 13, I loved how so many of my peers sang and played acoustic guitar, so I started recording videos with covers of famous songs and posting them online.
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