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About This Episode
John returns the favor after I’d interviewed him for the last episode
about his newly published novel,
and gets me to talk on how I make music and all manner of things behind it…
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Why did I make “Someone To Know” my debut song?
Modern record production and my craft
Using computers and tech in art without losing humanity, rather reclaiming it now
Distinction between artist and craftsman,
desire to be known by another via art
How music, lyrics and record production bounce off of one another when composing.
Telling the truth in your art, clarity, focus
Declarative lyrics vs. evocative
The interplay between music and lyrics — fullness of humanity
Language isn’t all rational—poetry and humor.
Always the harmonizing, like a full life itself
John on relational aspect of my song and art itself
My context in community from prior TGO work
Using consciousness, agency, but not necessarily breaking the machines
*Intermission starts 1:36:00 picks back up at 1:43:30*
What is it that an intuitive artist draws from? I first get into some personal history.
Chasing the artistic fire, your own life as ultimate work of art
My creative process
Creative people are open, have suspension of judgment,
how I had to square that circle
How sensitive, open artist protects against negative influences?
Health, keeping yourself tuned
The frequency changes in music itself I do for health, cymatics
Effect of music on listener
Constraints on music for sake of societal health?
Culture-art feedback loop.
How I take inspirations from non-musical sources.
Rock as cycle of Western Romantic arts movements.
Art Nouveau / Deco. Poison fruits in old movements? Turn back the clock?
Harmony of ancient and futuristic