So I need to talk to you. Got a minute?
I wanted to apologize for lecturing you yesterday. I could have said it nicer. I'm hoping you didn't feel attacked. (pauses) Did you feel attacked?
Yeah. I wish you had said things nicer too. Because then I go and blame myself and feel guilty and then I feel like I have that much farther to go as far as getting my life together. Which is just me. I feel shameful, and when you do that, you're just adding shame on top of shame. Fuck, I already have enough shame in my life.
I wasn't saying "If I ..." because I wanted pity. I said that because I feel that. I actually feel totally defeated and I'm trying to overcome that.
I'm sorry, too.
What are you sorry for?
For being frustrating.
(Shakes his head) You know, can we...
Start over. Friends?
I'm glad that's out of the way.
It's a relief.
What's going on today?
Trying to get through with being moody to people I work with. I like the people I work with. I don't want to subject them to...to the emotions that have been going on lately, you know. Plus, I don't want to focus on the bad stuff too much anyway. I'm exhausted from analyzing so much. I need to clear my mind.
I finally sang yesterday. I kept playing guitar and I wrote but I didn't sing, and I didn't even realize it until I sang.
What did you sing?
I sang this song by Gram Parsons called "Juanita." It's got this great line:
I don't know what I done
And I'm feeling so ashamed
I also sang this new song I wrote, and a couple of other things. Well, actually, one was an instrumental, this fooling around in A minor, but then it modulates. It kinda reminds me of traditional Jewish music.
Pretty good, coming from a recovering Catholic.
I love those kinds of melodies. That kind of music just shows me some insight into the emotions of minor keys. You know, how those kinds of melodies can be so soulful. And they can be really sad. And normally I use minor chords as kind of "passing through" chords.
Fuck, man. I don't know if I'm even making sense. I feel like such a Mexican hillbilly in that way.
See this dark skin? (points to arm) I'm Mexican, man. Which is a good thing. A very good thing.
The hillbilly part just means I feel like kind of a hick because I'm not formally trained. I mean, I gathered stuff from school, but also from tons of other places, and generally I don't learn a lot of things until I have to. I hope I didn't offend you or anything. I should think more before I say things. Sometimes I think someone should just put a muzzle on me.
(The interviewer looks at Farmboy but remains silent)
Okay. I know. I shouldn't say stuff like that.
I didn't say anything.
I'm just sayin', is all.