Paul: I know a lot of the other songs (from “Life is Peachy”) are about childhood, what about some of the others like “Chi”.
Jonathan: Chi is about a lot of alcohol and drug abuse, people turn to that when they have problems so that they won’t have to feel their pain.
Paul: How does Chi fit into the whole thing?
Jonathan: Chi is actually Chi Cheng from the Deftones.
Paul: That’s what I thought, he is the only Chi I know!
Jonathan: Yeah we named it after him because he used to call it reggae, and he loves reggae music. We nickname all of our songs before I have the lyrics, like, I had “dick nose” for one song, we name them fucked up because it’s just the music and I have to write the lyrics before we name the song. So, it was first called “reggae” before I got the lyrics, then we renamed it “Chi” because we always think of him when we played it. Now we have a song called “Chi”.
Paul: So Chi is immortalized…
Also Thanks to: Hannes Tulatz