P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval phoned into MTV’s Total Request Live on Wednesday to talk to Carson about the events of September 11, 2001. Sonny talked about how America embraced the group’s song ‘Alive’ afterwards explaining, “it was all about was going on in the world today but the good music is that people can feel it and they take it into their heart.” Read on for a transcript.
Carson: on the phone now we’ve got sonny from P.O.D.. are you there.
Sonny: Yes, sir.
Carson: Great to talk to you how are you.
Sonny: Good how are you bud.
Carson: Good, man. Are you guys finally back home in southern california.
Sonny: Just got home a couple days ago.
Carson: On the road so long and such a great year professily putting
out “satellite” which I think y got ripped off at the V.M.A.S have to throw
that out there.
Sonny: Thank you.
Carson: I know you were looking forward to geting back to your friends
and family. Talk to us about “satellite” actually the release date was-11
how difficult was that for you guys as a band.
Sonny: We put so much work in the record and so much love but that morning
itidn’t mean anything you know what I mean? We’ve said that and it was
all about was going on in the world today but the good music is that people
can feel it and they take it into their heart. It was a couple weeks after
the 11th people were feelin’ the record so we did a little something for
Carson: A sign like “alive” everybody sort of took and rallied around
and made a lot of people feel better.
Sonny: That’s a song just about appreciation for every day, you know,
and it doesn’t necessarily take 9-11 to feel that way. You know-11 happened
afterwards were you “alive” is a song about love again and not taking life
Carson: We appreciate you calling in where are you today and wha are
Sonny: At home. I watched the news a bit wanted to hear the name but
now I’m plantin’ flowers with my little girl and hangin’ with my wife and
Carson: Good for you. Our best to the rest of the bands I’m sure they
are doin’ the same thanks for callin’ in
Sonny: God bless.