The Strokes are probably having a beer surrounded by supermodels.

We were trying to joke around as much as possible. Well, as much as you could in that . . . eventually it got really not funny.

We were all really panicked when we heard the gunshots.

We went to Congo to show people what war is like, how harmful it is to civilians, and we ended up becoming war-affected ourselves, Our being there, hearing the bullets around us, the mortar fire, the injured being brought in for medical treatment, it reinforced our belief that more must be done to prevent war and protect innocent civilians.

He's come to shows and just gotten completely wasted with us.

I don't know. Maybe. Probably not. It'd have to be safe . . . in that kind of a situation you never know whether it's going to be safe. We thought it would be safe, but something happened.

A lot of people aren't even aware that the world isn't the same as it is in Canada.

People just exist in their own little bubble all the time. If people wake up and realize that there are other things going on in the world, that's a good thing.

They were all cracking beers open and just enjoying themselves because they didn't have to go to work. I was waiting for a bullet to come through and shatter all over us. I was smoking my brains out too.