Josiah is an old friend of mine. One of the oldest friends that I'm still in constistent contact with actually.
As is stated in the interview, we were in our first two bands together back in Southern California in our younger years. One of Josiah's hobbies is trying to embarass me with factoids about when were young and what some people might call "lame".
Subconciously, I think I try to turn the tables a bit in this session--poking a bit of fun at his band's recent and pretty substantial success, and how that affects his songwriting, etc.
Josiah articulates his feelings about how important connectivity is with their fans, and with people in general. And I can safely say that this is not exclusively applicable to the band. He likes connecting with people, even when they're outside of his world or what he normally does/talks about.
Enjoy this bit of honesty and old friends having a conversation.