I don’t know how things work, and I probably never did. No. And maybe band members start to wander into areas that other band members find uncomfortable. I went backstage before the show, and he was taking his shirt off, so I gave him a “Texas Titty Twister”, which was a bad idea. If it generates some income for me to live off of, great. WW: Currently, what are your two favorite albums that you have produced? Music faculty member Paul Leary discusses how he stays in tune with his students and creativity. I’m actually in three bands now. But talking about your further pans with The Cocky Bitches – can you talk about them ? Find Paul Leary's email address, contact information, LinkedIn, Twitter, other social media and more. Will there be a tour ? Leary: I don’t understand the music industry today. Dislike? I remember back in 1996, I was at home asleep in my bed. Recording “Mercy” you played most of the instruments. I mix there, produce there, and fart around there. I pulled my head back just in time to avoid being busted in the chops. Interview with Paul Leary on Muck Rack. My studio is a lot of fun, and I get to watch Judge Judy and sports on TV. I’d already been working on three songs at my house, wanting to do a record, and these guys just fell in my lap. But it is important. You made your name with The Cocky Bitches last year, releasing your first single “TV’s OK”. We’re a band of freaks. Proud of The Burning of Rome. WW: Are you a permanent member of the Melvins now? WW: Who / what first inspired you to want to play music? They seem to enjoy it.WW: How did you hook up with the Melvins? To be honest, there is something about all of that that bugs me. Interview with Marine AFC chairman Paul Leary discussing the departure of Carl Macauley as manager of the club, Sean Hessey's role as caretaker manager and possible incoming transfers. It is not a product at the moment of conception. I just have memories of working on it. So it isn’t that we are trying to elicit some concrete emotions, but rather we are trying to elicit those emotions in ourselves. The mastery of the mathematics progresses over time, it is only natural. I think it was a special time that allowed bands like the Butthole Surfers to survive and have careers. Copyright The trio could save the dynamics of psycho-grungecore and then, immediately move over to more soft motives. I like a lot of different kinds of music, so I am influenced by a lot of different music. Hopefully the rest of the year will be spent riding my bicycle, having fun in my studio, and watching Judge Judy every afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00. I accept my limitations and I don’t accept my limitations. More shocking, more powerful, containing a sort of occult energy, bursting out of the record, like massive blood flow from a spurting artery. It makes for a really pleasant experience overall. WW: What have you been working on lately? I don’t even know why, I fucking hate music. One of the things I really like in this record – the balance you have on it. It's all there, stored in neural analog. But that is what it would take. I don’t think the Butthole Surfers could make it starting out today. Watch Queue Queue. And with it, the recorded material is just a kind of bonus to it. Sometimes the expectations of fans can start to creep into the process, and it can be difficult to ignore. Did it seem like a natural fit from the get go?Leary: Pinkus called me on the phone. 'STILL PATIENT? No negatives or anything remotely close to a negative. If anything, we were trying to be all of the different kinds of things that we like as fans of music. But I never try to do something when I create music. The #TogetherOz campaign weaves in the voices and stories of the Oswego family, to keep us all connected as we learn, educate and work remotely. Notes From Home: Interview with a professor -- Paul Leary. It was absolutely cool playing with him again. So according to your opinion, is it hard to be in the band today ? They hide in plain sight. We have a new cast of characters in this band and because we are a three-piece band, each member has to have something powerful to bring to the table. Leary: We became good friends during the making of Independent Worm Saloon. While at the period of “Independent Worm Saloon” your sound became more hard. Going on tour now is like holding my breath. It has always been hard, and necessarily so. One of my favourite things to do when co-writing music with my new bandmates is to shout out the word “Free!”, and then everyone starts producing the most irrational and ridiculous sounds. Leary: I don’t think I am rocking again. WW: You have produced albums for a variety of bands (Meat Puppets, Daniel Johnston, Reverend Horton Heat, Bad Livers, etc.). Close connections and technology keep them in #TogetherOz harmony. My mind has a jukebox that I cannot unplug. Music is an outlet through which to express the essence of your soul. In July I go out to Sonic Ranch to record with “Ballyhoo!”. What do you like about its transformation? Their tour came through Austin, and I went to see him. Peek-A-Boo got a unique chance to speak with legendary guitarist and one of the members of The Cocky Bitches – Paul Leary. I only leave to go to the store or ride my bicycle. There is a new Cocky Bitches album to drop. After the release of “Mercy”, there are no doubts that The Cocky Bitches would follow their debut release, by one more. Posted on July 5, 2015 by RankandRevue. Same goes for Pinkus. But as a composer can you say that you strain to create a kind of contrast in your music...a disbalance ? The Melvins: Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Paul Leary, Jeff Pinkus. WW: Final words of wisdom to your fans out there? You said once, that most of your producer's work is connected with Butthole Surfers, where each of the members brought his own element to the whole picture you’ve been working on together. I just learned over the years. WW: You recently toured with the Melvins in support of their 20th studio album, Hold It In, where you contributed 3 songs, plus guitar and vocals. Leary: I’ve spent a long time working on the Cocky Bitches album, which is in the can now. I liked the song so much that I asked to play on it, which led to me worming my way into their band. I don’t know how those guys keep doing it. Or did they approach you? I’d already been playing acoustic guitar for a couple of years, having been inspired by Chet Atkins. The transition was getting used to different freaks. WW: Currently, what are your two favorite albums that you have been on? I woke up at three in the morning with the TV on, and it was showing a concert with mayhem noise and smoke and flames and flashing lights and images and explosions. I immediately perked up and thought: ”Ya, now THAT is rock show!” And then I realized that I was watching a Butthole Surfers show that was taped somewhere! These kinds of questions always amuse me! I don’t consider it an expansion of the mind at all. Or did you just learn over the years with the Buttholes? One day he told me about something his company had developed, which was software that writes music. WW: The music industry is drastically different today, than when you first started out. Leary: I’ve been wanting to make a new album for years. But I cannot be successful doing that unless I am not trying to do that. I don’t know how bands make it today. Music is like a fart - everybody likes their own. I always played a lot of the instruments in Butthole Surfers. So can you say, with The Cocky Bitches, have you ever thought about taking part in art-performance ? How it was for you to step away from your usual ways of working ? We were probably trying to achieve too many stereotypes at the same time to successfully fit into any single one. You made a lot of effort to break this stereotype about the band. Sometimes they are holding hands. In life, there is beauty and there is ugly. And back again, riding an endless rollercoaster. I only care about creating music. It was in my head and it was a pretty simple concept. Via Pinkus (Jeff Pinkus)? I have those things now. © Lo Whipple Design. He asked me how I felt about computers being able to compose music without human input. So fire, naked girls…all this helter skelter…was it a part of one big idea or just one big impulse you felt being on the stage ? Leary: Some formal training would have been nice. How did the tour go?Leary: I don’t know, I wasn’t on any tour…lol. Someone has to get the work done in this world. It does feel liberating. There were aspects to Butthole Surfers that, over time, became practically unbearable for me. He’s always been a really fine bass player, but I’ve been blown away that he is even better now, he just kills it. WW: What do you have planned for the rest of 2015? Watch Queue Queue Leary: Album productions become love affairs. The band started as a project, after future vocalist of The Cocky Bitches – Baroness Formica left a modeling career and started playing with the drummer of cult post-grunge band “Cold” – Sam McCandless. We can say the same about The Cocky Bitches. When I think of art, I think of Robert Motherwell and Alfred Sisley. What was your first instrument? I always wish I could have done a better job. It was a fun time, reminding me of how I liked to “rehearse” with Butthole Surfers back in the day. Or was this just a one-off project? I can’t help but ask you about your gigs. First of all because the main benchmark in the creative process are things you feel. If I was a better guitar player, I probably would have simply stuck with that. I appreciate these things. Leary: This is embarrassing, because I haven’t actually listened to it yet. Music is not created on tour, it is created in recording studios. So as an artist, can you say that you try to elicit some concrete emotions in your listeners ? The music is not important but the concept of the music is. Every musician likes their own music. There were days and weeks and months and years on end when all I could do was long to be somewhere.