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THE BLOOD AND
A little over a month ago,
I had the amazing opportunity to speak to Kevin Max on the phone, needless to say it was an awe-inspiring experience.
As many of you know no introduction is necessary because Kevin Max is widely known for being in one of the most legendary groups ever called DC Talk which took an ongoing intermission in 2000.
Since then Kevin Max has went onto compose the next script of his life as an incandescent poetic soul who has produced phenomenal solo albums such as Stereotype Be, The Imposter, Holy Night, my favorite EP Between the Fence & the Universe and now his upcoming album The Blood, due to release in January 2008 is a much anticipated project for anyone who loves his music!
Beyond Kevinís musically artistic nature he has a blessed and beautiful wife named Amanda who has bestowed upon him a daughter named London and brand new son named Wilder Liam.
Kevin Max to me is truly an honest soul and a passionate family man who treasures the essence of Godís existence each day. I know that you will enjoy this opportunity over the next several Sundays to experience Kevin Max, The Blood and BeyondÖ
Publisher & Editor
of AWOE MAGAZINE
THE BLOOD SUNDAY - DAY 1
The Kevin Max Family Part 1
Jen G: How are you doing? New father again.
Kevin Max: Yeah Iím doing great. I mean being a father is
Intense, but itís awesome.
Jen G: Well that is great. Iím just going, Iím going go
through some of the questions. But since I know your son
is hereÖ Experience, I mean waiting it out like that. Was
that, really difficult for you and your wife?
itís an amazing process having a son and a
daughter. Itís just been a blessing..."
Kevin Max: It wasnít difficult because
the first time, when we had London, we had to induce
Amanda as well. London was about 3 or 4 days late.
So we decided to induce then. So we kind of knew that
we were probably going have to induce because you donít
want to wait too long for a baby to come.
It was a very normal induction and he came out very easily
and it was, it was a good process. It wasnít in any way kind
of frightening for us. I mean really the only thing thatís been
frightening is a lack of sleep. (Laughs) And Iíve been in the
studio like this whole week and I was in the studio until like
1:30 in the morning last night and then I came home and
he woke up about 3 times during the night for feeding.
And so I was awake during those 3 times of feeding and
basically Iíve probably gotten like maybe 2 hours of sleep
so if I appear kind of grumpy itís because the lack of sleep
doesnít do me very good. (Laughs).
I am one of those kind of people that need sleep. If Iím sleep
deprived then things happen. So I might need to go back
down for a nap before I go into the studio today. But now
itís an amazing process having a son and a daughter. Itís
just been a blessing that we wouldnít have been able to have
Jen G: Yeah, oh my gosh thatís so cool. I saw the pictures
of the website, well on the myspace of you and your father.
And then your kids, they have the best red hair Iíve ever
seen. Itís like so beautiful. (Laughs) How did you and
your wife choose both of their names? London and Wilder
"Obviously we want to teach them the basics. The basic ideas from scripture and the basic things that weíve learned from life as parents..."
Kevin Max: Wilder Liam. London we chose because we
were looking for a name that we both could kind of relate
to with her. And itís kind of like originally we were going
to name her Eva and the spelling was E-V-A and itís a
Jewish name and we were just like really excited to name
her, Eva. Then we just kind of found out everybody living in Los
Angeles was naming their kid Eva at a certain time.
It was kind of a trendy phenomenon to name your kid Eva.
So we decided to name her London so her full name is London
Eva Kay Max.
Kay is actually not an abbreviation of my first name like the
nickname I was given in high school. Its Kay is my motherís
middle name and Kay is my wifeís motherís middle name.
So itís kind of close. We got that name for obvious reasons.
Then Wilder, thatís a name an old manager I had. A friend
that managed me for a while. He was from England and
his name was Steven Short. And you know a really nice
Englishmen and he had a son named Wilder. We just
thought that was a great name so there you have it.
Jen G: And Liam orÖ?
Kevin Max: Liam is just an Irish version of William. Weíre
both Irish on both sides of our families so its like a traditional
Jen G: As a father what are some of the things that you want
to impart in them as they grow older?
Kevin Max: Weíre really centered on right now
just making sure that they that they get the best out of life
and for us itís kind a learning process of trying to figure out
what they watch, what they read, kind of who their involved
Right now theyíre so young its just making sure that what theyíre
watching on television and what theyíre hearing, picking up and
looking at is something we want them to kind of learn. I mean to
be honest with you the baby Einstein thing is great and thereís a
few other things that weíve kind of turned them on to that seems
to work. But, I mean weíre a few years off from that right now.
Obviously we want to teach them the basics.
The basic ideas from scripture and the basic things that weíve
learned from life as parents that we apply as people every day
so itís kind of the same old same old.
Jen G: What is something that you would want them to
remember about you as a person?
KEVIN MAX: THE BLOOD AND BEYOND
| Blood Sunday Part 2