Interview on the Nervous Breakdown

May 21, 2010

I spoke with Jeffrey Pillow of the Nervous Breakdown site about the tour, here’s a little of the Q&A, click here to read the entire discussion.

JWP: What makes this tour so significant — other
than living the dream of a rock ‘n roll tour with fellow friends Bella


STD: Bella Morte have been such an influence. When I
moved to Charlottesville from my hometown of Waynesboro in 1998, I
really wanted to pursue my music. They booked my first show in which I’d
be singing live.

JWP: Any butterflies in the ole stomach?

STD: Ha, yeah. I was nervous as hell, but had been
pouring out intimate details about living with HIV for a few years, so I
used that as foundation on which to build up the courage to get on

For quite a few years there’s been an open invitation to go on tour
with them. It just happened that this was the right moment and time for
me to take them up on the offer. I love the guys in Bella Morte. They
are an incredible band and just good people.

Also, for this tour, one of my best friends that I’ve known since
high school, Josh D’Elia, is playing these shows with me as a member of
Synthetic Division. The whole thing is just awesome. I’m surrounded by
friends, playing shows and giving out free condoms along the way.

photo by Michael Bx

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