Upbeat, fuzzed-out, psychedelic rock band: Big Drag – By Sarah
Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of chatting with an old friend Josh Cobos, a talented musician from Big Drag, a psychedelic rock band from San Francisco. I’ve seen them play a few times, always a good time full of energy, stage presence and good vibes all around. I wanted to dig a little deeper and find out how it all began, here’s his story.
How long have you been playing music?
I’ve been playing music since I was 10 so that’s 15 years now.
When did big drag begin?
Big drag began when I saw the movie Bikini Beach & found out Heidi could play drums
What inspires you to create?
Other art inspires me to create, seeing bands live makes me wanna go home and shred and learn how to play every good song out there. I also read the paper tons too, there’s always something weird or grotesque or obscene going on in there.
What influences your music most?
Musically we all sit around and listen to tapes or pick songs out at the jukebox and pass CDs or records back and forth so we’re all constantly getting exposed or reacquainted with something different. Then we’ll just go play songs that we hear in our heads, stuff that keeps us busy on walks or drives to work. If you open your eyes, life is constantly happening and you can interpret every action a million different ways.
What does living beautifully mean to you?
Living beautifully is making sure that your conscious decisions reflect who you are, breathe in the same honesty you breathe out.