Five Questions for Matt Nathanson

Aidin Vaziri | Matt Nathanson, the San Francisco singer-songwriter behind the hit “Come On Get Higher,” is aVH1 “You Oughta Know” artist. He tells us about his secret desire to go back in time, why his hips gyrate so much when he sings and how his music can heal you.

Matt Nathanson parties like it’s 1982:
Q: On tour, you’re playing covers like Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and A-ha’s “Take on Me.” How bad do you want to build a time machine to take you back to 1982?
A: Hell yes, I want to go back to 1982! Once a year is name-checked in an Asia song, it takes on mythical proportions. Plus, the real 1982 sucked for me. I was a heavyset, nerdy Dungeons & Dragons-playing kid who sat in his basement learning Def Leppard songs on guitar. I want a do-over.
Q: What’s going on with your hips when you play? They look like they could put someone’s eye out.
A: They are pretty much trying to get me all the female attention they can. It’s my attempt to make up for the decade I spent in my basement playing role-player games and eating Flaky Puffs. Continue reading.


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