I had the opportunity to speak with Liam Finn after the May 18 show at The Earl in Atlanta. Here’s what he had to say…
Me: During your first two trips to Atlanta as a solo artist, you had a complete drum kit. Tonight, it’s only two drums. Why?
LF: It won’t fit in the car!
Me: How did you like touring with Eddie Vedder on the west coast last month?
LF: It was great.
Me: Did you meet him when your band (Betchadupa) played with him on your dad’s (Neil Finn) “7 Worlds Collide” shows? (A DVD was culled from five shows at the St. James Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand in April 2001.)
LF: No, I’ve known him since I was a kid.
Me: I saw your dad’s solo show here in Atlanta in 1998 and you were with him on guitar…how old were you then?
Me: Any plans for a new album? EJ told me earlier that it was an “interesting experiment.” Is it interesting because you’ll be collaborating with her, or does that describe how you’re recording it?
LF: That describes how we’re recording it.
Me: I’ll just leave it at that. Any plans to return to Atlanta?
LF: We’ll be back in September.
Me: Where do you want to be in five years?
LF: Hopefully alive!