Talk about pleasant surprises. Over the long weekend, the good people of Craftsman wowed the attendees of MAKEcation—a weekend of awesome activities including metalsmithing, woodworking, grilling and whiskey tasting—with a special musical guest: Everclear. Rocking an acoustic setup, the band played “Father of Mine,” “Santa Monica” and the rest of their hits on the shore of Lake Arrowhead, California. And the peasants rejoiced!

After the show, we caught up with founding frontman Art Alexakis to ask a couple questions. While the lighting and sound are not ideal, his answers are excellent. Turn up the volume to hear his thoughts on achieving your dreams, being a great dad and keeping punk kids away from your daughter.