Pixies foreman Black Francis has bought chickens and is growing vegetables in his garden now that he is in home isolation due to the corona crisis and is not performing, he tells Rolling Stone on Thursday .
"I am learning to grow and build things," said Francis. "I built a chicken coop and bought chickens. I feel I have to teach myself to be self-sufficient."
Francis admits that his "naive" statement comes from "someone who, like so many people, bases their lives on mobile phones, bank loans and commerce." The 55-year-old artist suspects that because of his age he feels the urgency to actually try new things.
Some of the Pixies summer tour performances have been canceled due to the corona pandemic. The performances of the rock band in the Amsterdam Melkweg, on August 25 and 26, are canceled because the pop hall is closed until September 1 due to the corona crisis.
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