Air Quotes

There are things about how a note sounds on a violin that are really analogous to the human voice – you have a frequency and the air, and then you have a timbre which really is overtones – and making those things work together is one thing. The other thing is mechanical: If you can use your hands and arms to create sound on a fiddle, then learning to sing with it is like adding a third body part. And it’s all training.

CSPS is a breath of musical fresh air. With a whale sized hooks and neck wrenching riffs you’ll have more than you need to fall head first into this band’s fanbase. Take a listen and see what all the fuss is about. I’m sure that if the bone tight rhythm section doesn’t lock you in, the finely spun lyric and melody will surely ensnare even the pickiest of musical palette.

[Trey Parker and Matt Stone]called me one Saturday morning and said, “Can you do an impression of Conan O’Brien?” And I said, “I don’t know.” Because that was really… He hadn’t been on the air that long, and to be honest, I hadn’t watched much of him at that point. So I went to Santa Monica to their studio and said, “Well, what does he sound like?” They said, “Well, just try it one time. Read the copy.” And I read the copy one time, and they went, “Okay, that’s fine. Thanks a lot, that’ll do. That’s perfect.”

Movies that I remember working on, or things that I remember working on, are things that took years of struggle and strife to get them off the ground or get them in front of the public. You don’t have that kind of strife or whatever with a television show. It has an automatic platform. You go in, you do your job, and then it goes on air, and that’s that.