JOHN GARCIA - Kyuss My Eye Page 3
by Martin Popoff
Asked about the dynamic between himself and Kyuss alum, Josh Homme, now doing fetching business with Queens Of The Stone Age, Garcia relates the following tale. "Josh came up to my house last week with Camille, his baby daughter, 10 months old, spitting image of Josh and Brody. My daughter, Madison, she's three. Camille was born the day after Madison, but they're two years apart - on my wife's birthday, which is January 17. And Josh... Madison looked at Camille and goes, 'Come on Camille, let's go to my bedroom; it'll be fun.' And Josh saw that, I saw that, and Josh kinda looked at me, and gave me this look like, 'How the f**k did we get here?' And it was fun. It was like, we were in high school together, when we first started playing music, and that relationship was great, and when Kyuss broke up, Josh and I sat down at the bar, and we were going to talk about some business. Within five minutes of that conversation, Kyuss had broken up, and within six minutes, we were already toasting each other and laughing about those times. And that's been the basis of the relationship. So it's been kind of cool, in a way."
"No, nothing else, just the solo thing," says Garcia in closing, asked what else he's got happening on the confusing guest star or project band front. "But there will be a Hermano album before that. I did some work with Crystal Method, I don't know if you've heard about that. There's a record called Legion Of Boom, that came out a year and a half ago, and I did their single, which is called 'Born Too Slow'. Those guys are awesome. I've been working with them, and I still want to work with them more. That was awesome, really f**king cool to do that. It was just a challenge to me. You know, me even sitting here like, 'Let's come in here and talk about me!' You know what I mean? That's not good. And I don't do it. And before I came out here, that Now and this other one, Eye (two Toronto weeklies that ran big pieces on John's trip in to add a coupla guest vocals to a Danko Jones set), what happened was... it's hard for me, because I don't do it. I f**king go to work and come home. I have a normal f**king job, which I love. Talking to my manager, Ram, I'm not going to go, 'OK, give me their numbers; I'm going to call.' 'Yeah, I'm John Garcia, I'm supposed to be doing an interview with you? About me.' I told Ram, you know, I think it's a little more comfortable if they call me, because, the majority of the time, when people say they're going to call me for an interview these days, they don't f**king call! Know what I mean? Anyway..."
Anyway this: if your cat's pumping out way too many babies, and you happen to live in California, go visit John. And if your Democrat is lagging in the polls, lacking clearly articulated solutions or whatever the Republicans are saying, go see his wife. Really nice folks, and one of them happens to be the singer of one of the greatest bands of all time. You'd be wise to get him to sign your dog's cast.