I don’t think any song elicits a stronger emotional and physical reaction in me than “California” by Phantom Planet like I will be 85 and hearing that song will take me back to being 15 and in love with Seth Cohen and Ryan Atwood
Did appearing on The O.C. help you get in touch with that teen market?
don’t know if it helped us or hurt us. I still don’t know what it did.
We were just getting started, and we wanted to be selective about what
we did, but we were also scared to death that we weren’t going to make
it. We always justified doing The O.C. by saying, “Well, if the Flaming Lips did 90210, maybe we can do The O.C. and get away with it.”