StoryCorps / Brian Peterson and Matt Faris

Brian Peterson and Matt Faris #

And then out of nowhere, I just asked you, ’Can I paint your portrait?’

  • portrait (n. C) - a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of aperson or, less commonly, of a group of people

In that first conversation, I was looking at you and you say you’re not photogenic, but I — I saw the man who moved from Kentucky, the guy who came out here to pursue a career in music.

  • photogenic (adj.) - having a face that looks attractive in photographs
  • pursue (verb.) - If you pursue a plan, activity, or situation, youtry to do it or achieve it, usually over a long periodof time.

After you told me that for like the tenth time, I started finding studios for you to record in.

  • studio (n. C) - a room in which an artist works, especially apainter or photographer

And then I remember you got to the drums. And there was no drum set. We were like, ’We’ll just use synthesized drums.’ And you told me, ’No way.’

  • drum (n. C) - a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tubeor bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick
  • synthesize (verb.) - to produce a substance by a chemical reaction inplants or animals

’Man, how many areas in my own life have I just maybe gave in to settling for less?’

  • settle for sth. - to accept or agree to something, or to decide to have something, although it is not exactly what you want or it is not the best