Gregory Vaine
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The following interview is made up of eternal questions asked in the lyrics of rock songs. Vaine was candid with his responses and for that we thank him.

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 it soon.

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 songs.

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 pleasure?
If I put it on the web, it will last and last.
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