Everyone's Got To Face Down The Demons

Text taken from the article The Observer 

Much of Jenkins’ understanding of punk also involved distilling some of his more intellectual interests into something anyone could enjoy without arrogance or elitism. In another golden moment from that old Rolling Stone interview, he lays it all out:

Art: Bridgett Colson

Art: Bridgett Colson

“I’ve been reading an evolutionary-psychology book called The Moral Animal. It’s this discussion of how we conduct ourselves as a species. [Sings] ‘The chromosome divides/Multiply and thrive/And the strong survive/And a spaceman fucked an ape/Then cut out on a date/Now it’s much too late/The spaceship has escaped.’ We’re writing all kinds of stuff. What it’s about to me, man, is the friction between people. If you do a bong hit, put on your headphones and listen to our album, you’ll get it.”

These provocations and big questions amount to what journalists might call “evergreens,” timely topics or stories that transcend the era in which they’re told, which always maintain a level of relevance in the lives of certain listeners. And they might explain why Third Eye Blind continues to draw huge crowds to its shows—not just of older 30-somethings on some nostalgia trip, but younger fans, too. The Observer

Art: Bridgett Colson

Art: Bridgett Colson

We’re writing all kinds of stuff. What it’s about to me, man, is the friction between people. If you do a bong hit, put on your headphones and listen to our album, you’ll get it. - Stephan Jenkins

Art: Bridgett Colson