Dashboard Confessional mainman Chris Carrabba spoke with Australia’s Time Off magazine, where he addressed a previous interview when he was asked about Neil Young’s comment that the veteran rocker wished a teenager or 21-year-old had made the anti-war album that Young had just made. “Can I tell you something? I’ve been thinking about it for weeks and weeks,” Carrabba revealed. “I’ve become obsessed by it. Why hasn’t someone else done it? Should it be me? Some days I wake up and I think it has to be me. Other times I think, ‘Well, who’d listen to it?’. I thought (my song) ‘Slow Decay’ (about two soldiers) was a good inroad. The reaction in America was what I hoped it would be. At least with my fans. I can’t judge beyond that. But I go into internet forums and they’re saying that song made them think about this war in a different way. We in America have become totally desensitized to violence. We see it and we’re not put off, because it’s like a video game or a movie. It’s not jarring like when I was a kid. People these days just switch over to a ‘Friends’ re-run. That’s the point I wanted to make in ‘Slow Decay’.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.
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