Kevin Devine is one of the most genuine individuals I’ve ever met. He always gave me the time of day when I was performing in NYC many moons ago. To this day I’m impressed with his boundless energy giving his heart and thoughts to anyone. It’s certainly paid off with a successful career touring the world. We discuss his involvement with the Emo Diaries compilation, the Staten Island scene and Honda Civic’s fantastic reliability. Our chat centers on what internal and external factors shape your life and how fucking up along the way isn’t such a bad thing.
“If you’re in the grey area to begin with, you’ve already lost. Let me ask again: Why would you ever be excited to be with someone who is not excited to be with you? If they’re not happy with you now, what makes you think they’ll be happy to be with you later? Why do you make an effort to convince someone to date you when they make no effort to convince you?”—