quiet vs energetic performances

We try to take in how everyone is feeling in the band. Our first show here (in South America) - an hour before we played, our keyboard player found out that his father had died, so the show was really sombre and quiet. It was one of my favourite shows of the tour. But then three days later we played a completely different show, totally different songs and some people who saw both shows couldn’t believe it was the same band.

theage.com.au, 19 January 2008