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I lived with Brad for two years and I was a close friend of his so I feel like I am pretty qualified to answer some questions about Sublime. I will do my best to answer questions about Bud, Eric, Miguel and of course Brad. I should also be qualified to answer a few questions about Brad's lyrics that are in Spanish. With many topics though, like merchandise, bootlegs, and many other things I am completely under qualified. Refer these questions and any others that require extensive research to Matt (ha, ha, ha.)

Experience in the area

Most of my experience in the area obviously comes from living with and hanging out with Brad. I've read the Crazy Fool book twice and I've also watched Stories, Tales, Lies, and Exaggerations along with countless other interviews and videos. When it really comes down to it though, I have not become a Sublime scholar like Matt has. If you want a personal insight on some questions then I am your man for the job.


Some of my writings about Sublime have appeared on the Sublime Forum and on the Sublime Wiki.


I am not sure if it matters but I am a college graduate. Adequate writing skills combined with my personal experience enable me to answer many questions. If I don't feel like I can answer a question well, I will tell you so or refer you to Matt.

Past/Present Clients

I do not financially benefit from anything Sublime. I do not sell or deal with Sublime merchandise, bootlegs or other recordings. My interest in being a Sublime "expert" is mostly altruistic. I've seen a lot of lies, half-truths and exaggerations out there about Brad and Sublime so I would like to debunk some of these myths or falsifications if possible.

What do you like about this subject?

What is there not to like about the music of Sublime? It is truly sublime.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Brad and I were at a party in Santa Cruz circa 1987 & we heard a dude remark, "If it wasn't for date rape, I'd never get laid." We both shook our heads in disgust. I forgot about this until Jah Won't Pay the Bills came out. That's when I knew that Brad's ability to take his own experiences and weave them into great songs was something bordering on genius.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Simply combining ska, reggae and punk into a new genre of music was provocative enough by itself. The amazing thing is that Brad made this music so good that not many noticed that it was a new type of music.

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Recent Answers from Andy Hill

2017-01-12 Peninsula Riots/First Show:

Leland,    Thanks for your questions.  I haven't answered one in a while.  I really like the topic of the questions because they have to do with the spread of rumors and questions surrounding the truth

2016-07-22 College days:

Dave,    I think that I mentioned all of the bands that I could remember from that time which was almost 30 years ago. Yikes! I'm going to paste into here what I wrote a while ago for other readers of

2016-06-20 40 Oz. to Freedom Lyrics:

Zak,    I never thought that the song could have been about Gwen. Interesting.    My instinct combined with my hazy memory tell me that the song was very likely not written with Gwen in mind.  Then again

2016-02-22 Brad and The Grateful Dead:

Hey Todd,    Your question totally brought back good and funny memories of Brad.  I've been thinking about the 20th anniversary of his passing and there is obviously a lot of sadness in thinking about

2016-01-14 MC Naitch:

Sam,    Thanks dude for all the great feedback.    Before I forget, shoot me a private question so that I can answer your G-Man question.  I don't know how to change this answer from a public setting to


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