C Brandon, Redferns Vocalist, songwriter and bass player Timothy B. Schmit,…
- Posted on Feb 4th 2011 11:45AM by Steve Baltin
C Brandon, Redferns
"The other day, a friend of mine, who's around my age or a little older, says, 'Have you thought about retiring? When are you gonna retire?'" Schmit tells Spinner. "The concept is absurd to me. I was shocked at the question. I felt like saying, 'Are you nuts? What are you talking about? What am I gonna do -- sit on the couch and eat Bon Bons and watch TV? I don't want to do that.' I want to go on as long as I can and there's quite a bit of that left."
At age 63, Schmit feels like he's hitting another level creatively with his current solo album, 'Expando.' "What this album showed me is I started to scratch the surface of some really good s--- here," he says. "I felt like I was discovering some new stuff and I actually was reaching a little deeper maybe to come up with the good stuff. I think 'Expando' is really my best work so far, and I always thought that 'Friday Night' was more of a single than any of the others."
With the help of director Zach Hudson and his father Bill, a member of the Hudson Brothers band, Schmit has put together a sweet, relaxing video for 'Friday Night' that, in his opinion, reflects the nature of the song. "The video, it's really good and I really like it," he says "It's really well done. It's a pretty hopeful and happy 'take some time out' kind of song. That's what I wanted."