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I trained in Muay Thai for a few years. What attracted you to this martial art form?
Oh, where did you train?
With real Thai people or white people?
[Laughs.] I've done Muay Thai for a long time. That's where I met my Jeet Kune Do teacher and friend Jerry [Poteet], who just passed away. His girlfriend was there training for a movie, and he saw that I was training after everybody left and I was asking my teacher to teach me some crazy stuff that no one else knows. My first meeting with Jerry became my first lesson. The first three weeks I was there, I was kicking a pole with my bare shins to see if I would go home or not. I didn't go home.
I'm sorry to hear that your Jeet Kune Do master Jerry Poteet passed away. Are you still practicing that form as well?
You get to a certain point where you want to go on your own. When he certified me as an associate instructor, I didn't really do any lessons anymore. I still train at home. I'm still punching and kicking stuff. I trained with sticks and knives, too.
Do you feel like someone is after you?
You should always be prepared. You never know, the world is a crazy place.
You were punched in the face by North Side Kings singer Danny Marianinho after a gig in 2004. What led to this altercation?
That was him trying to get me on camera punching him so he could sue me or some shit. I forget what it was. When everyone was breaking it up, he coldcocked me. What are you going to do?
So he had planned to hit you?
Yeah, those were his guys with the camera. No one knows that. Well, back then they did. It was a setup.
Did it hurt?
You had a pretty crazy stalker incident on Halloween a few years ago. Have there been any other incidents when you have felt threatened by a "fan?"
Well, that was kind of weird -- the entire LA Weekly thing. It was blown out of proportion. I always have crazy people that I have to deal with, you know? I don't even know if these people are fans. They are just weird, disassociated people.
Is that not what happened?
No, it was all a miscommunication. It was an amalgam of a bunch of different things made into one incident.
Did you actually find photos of your head pasted onto naked bodies in porno magazines in the stalker's backpack?
No, that did not happen. The pictures were of naked people and he would cross their faces out.
Did he write in his diary that he was going to kill you?
Well, one of them, yes. He didn't say he was going to kill us. I forget what he was calling it. It wasn't just me. It was David Byrne and all these different people.
Lastly, are there any other musicians with whom you'd like to throw down in the ring? You can call out anybody.
No. The best fight is the fight that you don't get in. If I want to fuck somebody up, I will just walk behind them and slice their throat. Why waste time fighting?
Have you sliced someone's throat?
Why would I tell you that?
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