I often wonder if my schtick is being serious about being unserious or being unserious about being serious. Maybe it’s both. Maybe it’s neither. Maybe the concept doesn’t even make sense, but when I think about how I think about making music or art or whatever, seriousness is one of the big barometers that comes into play.
As an example, I will mention a track from my Heat Stroke album, “Novelty.” There are elements of that song that are too serious in my opinion. The ambiance with the rain and strange noises create a certain feeling that the lyrics and vocal delivery don’t quite mesh with, by design. I feel like if you took out all the vocals on that song and replaced them with some dark poetry and some sinister growling, it would be effective at being serious. I guess my point is that I don’t want to make “serious” music, whatever that means, because as I sit here attempting to figure out what that is, I’m at a loss. Maybe “pretentious” is a better word for what I’m thinking of. I don’t know. Continue reading “Random Blog Post #5”