Bob Meadows, a columnist for this site, has said in an interview that A Life Once Lost are dead.
In this interview, mostly about Bob’s art exhibit, explains it all.
“I feel like I need to step back a little bit from that to just better myself as a person,” says Meadows.
“I just felt like I wasn’t really able to handle that aspect of being in a band or that commitment. I really had to put so many things aside. I’m 33 years old now and I feel like my life has been on hold since I was 19. I’m not complaining about where it’s taken me, it’s been pretty awesome. I’ve been able to put out 6 records, film videos, see countries I would have never seen before and I’ve taken a band further than a lot of people have in their lifetime. It’s a lot of fun and it feels really rewarding.”
Meadows says it is “not easy to talk about because it’s still so fresh. You do something for such a long time, it ends and you’re just kinda like…shit. What now? It’s wild. Ending it, to me, is like being released from prison. I have to step out into the world and find myself again. All I knew was getting in a van, sleeping on floors and playing shows at shitty bars for 14 years. But, at the same time, I wouldn’t have changed anything.”
Fucking A. No wonder he hasn’t responded to my emails.
“While I was on the road, all my friends were going to school, becoming teachers and doctors, having kids…all that. I’m really envious. But, the stories I have are pretty awesome. It’s really hard to NOT do something that you’ve trained yourself to do, for so long. It’s hard to break habits like that.”
This is sad. That last album was a fucking gem. Shame on you if you failed to get a copy.
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