Who are you?
My name is Gregory Vaine. I'm a 35 year old singer, songwriter, and guitar
player from Los Angeles. I was born in the South Bay and grew up in Manhattan
Beach, and I currently live in the Franklin Hills area with my wife and
son. In addition to being a musician, I am a painter and lately a screenwriter.
I also work with computers sometimes.
What's new pussycat?
Well, I'd rather you didn't call me pussycat. I'm more of a lion or maybe
a tiger, at least that's how I like to think of myself. But to answer
your question, I have a new CD out called "The Many Sides of Gregory Vaine"
and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm going to be doing some shows to promote
Where are you today, sweet Marie?
Uh, my name is Gregory, but you can just call me
Greg. I'm in Los Angeles.
Are you ready for the country?
I'm ready. The real question is, is the country ready for me? It's always
exciting putting out new material. It's stuff I've spent a long time on,
pouring my feelings into, and to send it out to the world and watch how
people react to it is both very rewarding and very scary.
Do you know how it feels to be lonesome?
I definately do. I'm glad I do because it helps me appreciate my current
non-lonesome state. Although, I often feel that I'm alone even in the
middle of a crowd.
How does it feel to be on your own?
I miss having a band sometimes, but at this point I know enough talented
people that I can always find someone to do the job.
To be without a home?
Actually, I do have a home.
A complete unknown?
Being largely unknown is freeing because there's less pressure, fewer
expectations. For me personally, I thrive on pressure artistically, so
I create it myself by giving myself deadlines. And I'm working all the
time to become less completely unknown.
Like a rolling stone?
Hey, a rolling stone gathers no moss, or no mas as you would say it in
Spanish. I feel that it is healthy to mentally refresh yourself all the
time, to examine your ideas and your notions constantly to make sure that
they are valid. That's what I take from that statement. But to be specific,
I like all the Stones, but if I had to choose, I guess it would be Keith,
but maybe Charlie.
Did I see you down in a young girl's town, with
your mother in so much pain?
No, that must have been someone else.
Why do fools fall in love?
Good question! Not only do they fall in love, they rush in. But sometimes
you just can't help falling in love.
Where the hell is Bill?
I don't know. Maybe he took the skinheads bowling.
Have you ever seen the rain?
I've seen it and enjoyed it. We're lucky here in LA that we don't have
to see it too much, so that when we do it's usually a welcome change
Who'll stop the rain?
I don't think anyone will. It's nature. We're better off just learning
how to deal with it the best we can.
How many times have your heard someone say,
"If I had his money, I'd do things my way?"
You hear that kind of thing a lot. Money's fine, but it's unrelated to
happiness. Sex is though. They've done studies to prove it, thuogh you
could have figured it out by listening to any number of country or rap
Have you ever been experienced?
What ever happened to Dave?
I still don't know. I googled him the other day cause I knew someone
was gonna ask this question, but nothing came up. Perhaps with this song
out he'll contact me.
Who put the Bomp in the Bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
I'm pretty sure it was Little Richard.
Is this a lasting treasure, or just a moment's
If I put it on the web, it will last and last.