#37: Matt Skiba (Blink-182 + Alkaline Trio) - "Discussing Writer's Block + Loving the Present Moment"
Matt Skiba is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his role as the co-lead vocalist and guitarist of the bands Alkaline Trio and Blink-182. Skiba began performing with Blink-182 in March 2015. He appears of the band's seventh album, California, released on July 1st, 2016.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- He talks about his experience with joining Blink-182
- Practicing meditiation
- Being happy / enjoying the present moment
- Creativity coming from a place of contentment as opposed to being inspired by dramatic experiences in one's life
- Using the past as a well of inspiration
- His love for writers Cormac McCarthy, Erik Larson, and Charles Bukowski
- Getting out of writer's block
- The process of creating the newest Blink-182 album, California