How did you and your current wife meet?
My wife was studying in Michigan at the time. And she knew people at a magazine in Hungary. She got an assignment from them to do an interview with me. So we did the interview. I had just gone through a really tough time, because I had lost one of my cats, my cat called Ghost. And she had a hard time with the people she was staying with. We both had a crap life. We could talk a lot about it. We continued talking on the phone after that. But I had never seen her. She probably knew what I looked like with makeup. But there was a bond that developed. That was just the way it started. And then one day, without ever having met, I flew to Hungary and proposed. The first time I met her in the flesh was when she was there in the airport. And then came home to her parents and asked for her hand. Her dad doesn’t speak English but he spoke pretty good German, so I tried to prepare for both English and German. I had written down a bunch of stuff and then I lost my notes. But it worked. So that was it. Ten days later we flew back here and it’s been the best thing ever. It’s the kind of thing to say what a chance to take. But it just felt right the whole way. There were no doubts.
Did her parents care about the image of the bands?
I’m sure they did. They must have, you know? Like they see pictures, ‘Is this the guy?’ Ha ha.
Excerpt from interview in Chips & Beer Mag #2