Page 3 of 6The L: Looking back, you tend to feel good about those snap decisions?
The L: How do you determine who plays what? I know you usually play drums, but I swear I've seen you play other instruments at shows too.
JT: Live, it's pretty different just 'cause me and Jeremy make the records with him usually on drums, and I play a lot of guitar. So when it comes to the live show, it's just like, "How do we make this work?" When we record, nowadays we're just more interested in the actual recording, so it's easier to just let Jeremy play drums.
The L: And you're playing with the Joshua Light Show tomorrow — have you ever done anything with them before? I read that you improvise with the light. Have any idea of how that's going to go?
JT: No clue. It's going to be mind-blowing--to us. I might forget to play. We have a long setup for it, so we'll definitely stretch out a bit. I'm hoping it's almost more their show than ours.
The L: If someone could only listen to you on record or only see you live, which would you prefer they do?
JT: I guess live. Hmm, they're both so different. I think live, some of the arrangements are simpler so we can pull them off. But I personally really like recording. I'm really interested in that process.