L: In Sweden (Facts were checked and she did have a legitimate Swedish accent)
And now you’re living where?
L: Right now we aren’t living anywhere. We just move around all the time in the same sort of big area in the desert in California.
T: Yeah living in the desert and finding temporary locations. Like we’re interested in being able to be left alone and being able to play music as loud as we want whenever we want. That’s our only criteria for a space, to be private and to be able to jam without pissing anyone off or deal with anybody.
Why desert as compared to say, farmland or something like that?
L: We actually just kind of ended up there. It wasn’t ever planned to go there. But once we get used to being there, you know, it just feels right for us.
Did you write that here or was that in the desert?
T & L: Desert.
T: We wrote this record out there, basically. Some songs were started I guess back east.
What was the writing process like that?
T: It’s all different. As we’ve been playing together I think we’ve become a lot more collaborative, and since we’ve been able to just jam a lot, a lot more comes out of just jamming and playing music all the time together. We both kind of tap into one sort of current and if it feels easy and natural then we follow it ’til we get hungry.
T: We jam a lot. It’s a big part of our life.
Who were some of the influences for that?
So maybe Robert Johnson or Skip James?
T: Yeah! Those are really two out of dozens of really incredible people that people don’t think of as easily. Memphis Minnie and Frank Stokes and Blind Willie McTell. I mean there’s a gigantic list of bluesman that really just blew our mind. AND women. Yeah it’s sort of an unfortunate expression because the blues women, I mean, that stuff is unbelievable to listen to. Like Memphis Minnie and Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith and stuff like that.
You see yourselves staying in the desert for a while?
L: Definitely. We like everything about it. The air, the temperature…
T: The sky at night…
L: The animals…
T & L: The space [laughing at themselves]
L: You know we’ve lived there so long.
L: Well, it’s great! I love the desert. I feel like I was always heading out west.”
In another interview they said…
With temperatures at times exceeding 115 degrees, nothing around besides animals and untouched nature, and the realization that they were staying in the last home with any form of electricity in the area, Eisner and Beecroft did nothing but jam and write Free Your Mind And Win a Pony during their six-month sojourn, says Eisner.
“We never felt lonely or desperate or anything,” says Eisner. “It was like a real sense of kind of peace. That’s what made it,” says Eisner.”
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