Rumpus: Did you have a point in time where you went, “Singing/songwriting is my calling”?
Campbell: It was twelve-ish—a typical story. I found my mom’s old, beat-up Madeira Guild from the ‘60s in the closet and I was like, Oh I can play this. One of my buddies from the neighborhood, who was older, showed me how to play a couple of chords and I found a chord book and I said, “I want to learn how to sing ‘Patience’ by Guns N’ Roses.” At first I thought I was a really bad singer. You know how you hear your own voice when you talk? I sound like a dumbass. Multiply that by ten when you’re singing.
Rumpus: Did “Patience” help you woo women? How old were you when you learned it?
Rumpus: So did that work with any of them?
Campbell: No, it didn’t happen. I learned the crap out of it, but I never actually played it for girls in an effort to seduce them.
Rumpus: Will you in the future?
Campbell: If the opportunity presents itself, I will jump all over it.