A cynical observer might conclude that he had taken too much LSD. (Davies, 64, now lives with his partner and manager Kate, in the Devon countryside.) We last met more than 10 years ago, but the guitarist, a hugely likeable man, with his dry sense of humour and his modest, generous and engaging manner, is remarkably unchanged."Well, back in the late 1960s, I had conducted experiments with LSD and mescaline..." "These experiments; were they... A stroke he suffered in 2004 has slowed his speech slightly, but left his guitar-playing unimpaired.I had my first face-to-face encounter with the Davies brothers, I tell Dave, when I was still at school and they were playing Salford University, in the mid-1970s.On that occasion Ray threw a bottle that missed my head by a matter of inches – aimed at my companion Gary. And if it sounds a bit like I’m down on Japanese women, that’s not the case. What I’m not so cool with is repeating the same unfounded information about Japan. Anyway, if you’ve made it through this lengthy preface, then go check out the full article in all its glory, and let me know what you think. His guitar sound made the Kinks one of the greatest bands of the 1960s – not that his brother Ray gives him the credit.Dave Davies opens up to Robert Chalmers about fraternal feuds, ceremonial axes, mystical encounters – and why he hasn't ruled out a reunion Like many other epiphanies, Dave Davies' occurred on the road.
One radio producer walked out, claiming he had to take his dog to the vet. When the body is quiet, the mind is quiet." There are times, Davies adds, "when I feel like Captain Kirk". " "We may need to encounter madness, but if we allow the madness to take over, that is when we get into problems." The tone of this conversation is rendered no less surreal by our surroundings: we're having tea at a table on the landing leading up to the gents' in the Castle Hotel, Taunton.His stroke required him to abandon the heavy transatlantic touring schedules which, doctors said, may have precipitated his collapse.Otherwise Dave (whose latest release, Two Worlds, recorded with his son Russ under the name of The Aschere Project, is as bold and ambitious as anything he has ever recorded) has never been busier, promoting both that CD and his autobiographical film Mystical Journey, which was released on DVD at the end of last year. And although I’ve never met her, from what I gather she’s a very cool person. For some reason Japanese women seem to find even ugly foreign guys attractive …..” Now I don’t even know what hackles are, but if I’ve got any, I’m sure that got them up. So do foreign guys also go out with Japanese women? I personally think the “foreign guy with Japanese girl” sighting is pretty rare. Plus, Jasmine kind of got my hackles up with a previous post. She’s a German blogger, and I give her mad props for being able to write so well in English. At least getting one woman after another into your bed, is really easy, even if you’re quite ugly! Men and women are meeting each other, at clubs, coffee shops, and at the mailbox on the corner. And you probably don’t notice it much unless—-oh wait—-they’re of different races.