Courtney McCarrick’s Visions of a Motorcycle Drive By
Courtney McCarrick has been a Third Eye Blind fan for most of her life; she has a beautiful energy about her.
It was such a pleasure getting to interview her about her love of life, and of course, Third Eye Blind.
Amanda Birlew: Hi Courtney, My name is Mandie, I’m so excited to meet you and hear about your love of the band, and your ink, tell me about you.
Courtney McCarrick: Very nice to meet you!! I also have been a 3EB fan for half my life! I first saw them in 2000 at Jones Beach when Vertical Horizon opened up for them. That was the first concert and I just saw them for the 20th time in Charlotte last weekend. They have always been my favorite band and their lyrics are very relatable to me and things I have been through in my life. The tattoo I got was my first tattoo and I wanted it to be a lyric from my favorite song which is Motorcycle Drive-By.
AB: I love that you chose that lyric for your tattoo, do people ask about it all the time?
CM: I do get asked about it pretty frequently and I always make sure I tell whoever asks it's a lyric from my favorite song Motorcycle Drive-by - by Third Eye Blind.
AB: Have you had an opportunity to show Stephan or the boys? If so, how did that go?
CM: I have not and it is something I would love to do!!!!
AB: Who did your tattoo?
CM: Mark, 510 Expert Tattoo.
AB: Would you consider more 3EB ink?
AB: What do you want to tell Stephan and company about your ink?
CM: That it was my first tattoo and the only tattoo I would have considered getting on my arm. I love when people recognize it!
AB: Why that lyric?
CM: Because it's from my favorite song and it means that you can be alone and alive at the same time to me.
AB: You said you'd consider another 3eb tattoo; do you have anything in mind?
CM: If I were to get another tattoo I would get, "I want to taste the salt of your skin."
AB: If you could have a conversation with Stephan what would you want to talk about?
CM: I would tell him how his music has really inspired me. His lyrics are very relatable to me and situations I have been in throughout my life. I also think his voice is something unique and he's extremely talented.
AB: What other 3eb songs resonate with you?
CM: 10 Days Late, Crystal Baller, Blinded, Slow motion, God of Wine, and Bonfire.
AB: Who’s your favorite band member?
CM: Stephan Jenkins.
AB: What's your favorite album, why?
CM: The first one, "Third Eye Blind" it was what got me into their music. I can still listen to that album straight through and sing along with it.