Different people bring out different aspects of ones personality.
Hopefully, as a band, it will grow and develop for a good length of time.
I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard.
It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open.
I have no inflated ideas about success anyway.
I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.
I love being a musician. I love the lifestyle. But I think it's probably as difficult and frustrating as anything.
I love playing in Fantomas, which is very strict in terms of composition.
I take all of my music seriously and personally.
If you want music that speaks to you, that LISTENS to you, you have to go out of your way, which I enjoy actually. I'm constantly on a private-eye kick to find the totally obscure.
Music is a very personal and emotional form of communication.
Mullets are still going strong in the south and places like St Louis or the Carolinas.
I mean, I would hope that I have a style or personality that is evident wherever I go.
I remember when metal was something you really had to search out, and now I hear it on car commercials.
It's too hard for me to comment on the sorry state of our culture.