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Now, Now and Kevin Devine Discuss Mental Health

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Anna Acosta sat down with Now, Now and Kevin Devine to talk about mental health:

    My biggest problem is that if I don’t want to feel something, I don’t feel something. I’ll just be like, I’m not going there right now. I have too many things to do. And I’ll just compartmentalize and not deal with whatever it is, but in order to be able to write I have to access every emotional part of my brain. So when we’re writing, if I’ve been doing that lately, if we’ve been dealing with a lot of stress or if something’s been going on in my personal life, it’ll come out when we’re writing.

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  2. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Good article
  3. Kennedy Prestigious

    i find these words from Kevin very relevant and important:

    "Sometimes I think if you are available and if you do write music that’s intimate, and you speak about certain things in your songs and your interviews, I think there is a tendency with certain people to think they know you, and I would say that I’m not always sure that I think that’s true. But I get it. I felt that way about Elliot Smith when I was 18 and I was like, ‘I get it! I know you!’ And you do know part of who they are. You don’t know everything. But maybe that’s not what you asked me – I do think that the audience members I have tend to feel like I’m in a place where they can put that stuff. And sometimes I think that’s a major blessing and sometimes it feels weird and I try to build walls around what I think is appropriate and what is not. I think it’s a pretty profound misunderstanding of your station if you think you have to let everyone in at all times and I think you’ll burn the fuck out if you choose that path. But I think that maybe in as communication-saturated a moment as we’re in with social media and stuff, there’s an expectation with some bands that you’re supposed to be all the time available and I find that to be unreasonable. You don’t feel the distance anymore. And that in and of itself is a whole other interview, I think, but I do think there’s a correlation between technological addiction and mental health deterioration as well."
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  4. Blake Solomon

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  5. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter