Eagles’ bassist and singer Timothy B. Schmit has no plans to retire. When asked about any plans to retire he told Spinner that he finds the idea quite strange. “The concept is absurd to me. I was shocked at the question. I felt like saying, 'Are you nuts? What are you talking about? What am I gonna do — sit on the couch and eat Bon Bons and watch TV? I don't want to do that.' I want to go on as long as I can, and there's quite a bit of that left.”
At age 63, Schmit feels like he's hitting another level creatively with his current solo album, Expando. “What this album showed me is I started to scratch the surface of some really good s--- here," he says. “I felt like I was discovering some new stuff, and I actually was reaching a little deeper maybe to come up with the good stuff. I think Expando is really my best work so far, and I always thought that “Friday Night” was more of a single than any of the others."
With the help of director Zach Hudson and his father Bill, a member of the Hudson Brothers band, Schmit has put together a sweet, relaxing video for 'Friday Night' that, in his opinion, reflects the nature of the song. "The video, it's really good and I really like it," he says "It's really well done. It's a pretty hopeful and happy 'take some time out' kind of song. That's what I wanted."
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFV0cBMRN54
Additionally, Schmit and his wife Jean have established the Timothy B. Schmit Endowed Scholarship for students studying bass at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where their son Ben goes. Outstanding continuing students with demonstrated financial need will be nominated by the Bass Department, with a preference for bassists who also sing. Hayley Batt from Farnham, England is the first recipient.
For more info, visit http://www.timothybschmit.com