These celebrities visited In the Mix to talk about their work, their lives,
and lots of stuff that's important to all of us.
Billy Crawford:[on downtime]
Third Eye Blind
Kevin: The songs are about whatever moods we're in. When I'm playing guitar, I'm expressing the mood I'm in – whether it's anxiety, depression, or joy. It's kind of a release for me...In my early 20's, I just felt like I was on my deathbed...I went through practically every anti-depressant there was on the market. I know what it feels like to wake up and want to go right back to bed. So anyone who's feeling that way now, I'm down with you. You've got to have faith that it will end, you know.
Arion: I don't get depressed very often. I work really hard at being happy. Listening to and playing music is a major force in keeping me happy every day.
Stephan: It's not just a song about some guy offing himself...'Jumper' is really about understanding. Everyone carries demons around, they carry some sort of scar around. The message of 'Jumper' is that there comes a time when you have to put the past away.
Jerry O'Connell:[on cliques]
You don't have to designate yourself with one group of people. I was teased a lot. I was a little heavy as a kid. You know, I never really let it get me down that much. Just remember this: a person is much more than the way they dress, who their friends are, and how they spend their free time. Keep an open mind.
|Tyra Banks: My grandmom started smoking when she was thirteen years old and she died of lung cancer at age fifty. And I watched her for months and months as the cancer spread from her lungs to her brain, when she, in fact, didn't even know who she was anymore. And ever since that day that she died, I vowed to myself that I would not smoke cigarettes.|
|Billy Baldwin: Teens want to be like the tough guy in the movies, squeeze off twenty rounds and then walk away without a scratch. We all know that's not real life.|
Mark Messier: [on losing a game]
You know you got to get up, get out. It's like getting bucked off a horse. You got to get back on it and ride it again and get your confidence back.
|Chuck D: The fact is, guns are our problem. We have to stop killing each other. When you happen to look on TV and see these music videos glorify guns or hear a song talking about how guns is fly, you have to begin to separate the real. As a matter of fact, in reality, guns only cause pain for everyone involved.|
Art Alexakis (Everclear): Especially in the formative years of being a teenager and a child, you know, that's when your
body's growing, that's when you need to live healthy. And you don't really realize that when
you're young. When you're a teenager, you feel like you're immortal...It took me a long time
to come to the decision to get clean. Once I came to that decision, it was still one of the
hardest things I ever did. You have to change your life, you have to change the people you
talk to, the people you go out with. I basically had to throw out every phone number I had.
But it was a matter of life and death for me...Figure things out for yourself. Listen to the
voice inside. If you're not happy, then you need to do something about it. Make yourself happy.
[See Art's Video Clip]