February 17, 2012 By Derek Schroeder
Hey Raul, where are you?
We’re here in L.A.
You guys have been working on an Ozokids project geared toward children. How is the progress?
Yeah, we’re just finishing it up, and we’ve been doing kids shows every once in awhile. I think now that we’ll have the CD we’ll do more. We’re playing one in L.A on Sunday, and then we have our regular show that night
[When we play the songs live] we try to get them to participate. Our energy is definitely more like a kid’s [energy]. We block off the front of the stage when we have kids’ shows — it’s only for kids. We focus on them and try to make them feel special.
For us, we remember being young and into music and any adults that encouraged that and participated in it with us were memorable. It’s actually really fun in a sense. You know, people aren’t just drunk
You guys have a much different career than most bands considering your Ozokids project and being named Cultural Ambassadors to the U.S. State Department a few years ago. Your music has always had a political context. How important is the political message to your music?
There is a natural element to it, and there are a lot of us so not everyone agrees on every issue. I think we’re pretty clear about all the different aspects of life, and some of our songs are just silly. So, I think we talk about it all. We’re not dogmatic but we’re not totally serious and we’re around it more than others.
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