Any chance at remixing old Circle of Dust stuff?
Nope. I’ve done that so much already in my career, i need to push forward with new material. I have so many new ideas just sitting in folders waiting… I’d rather not go back to ideas i don’t really love anymore. Kinda like dating an ex-girlfriend – I’ll start doing it and as it progresses think “ahhh, that’s why we broke up to begin with…” The concept however of “recycling” older material has become more and more appealing to me. If any of you downloaded my last Klash-Up, I dropped some Argyle Park in there and it brought back good memories for me. It just sounded so much cooler over a Deadmau5 track. I have pulled together some songs from the Circle of Dust “Disengage” album and some other older stuff as well as many demos I’ve never finished along the way and will most likely (and have already) drop them into Klash-ups and the like. Please stand by….
Many artists now are apparently considering just releasing singles and EPs online and foregoing the traditional LP album concept…obviously you’ve done so to some extent already, why even bother with a full length traditional album for Wish Upon a Blackstar?
There is still something to be said for a collected body of work that is in someway cohesive. “Wish Upon a Blackstar” although not a concept album, definitely has a common thread tying it all together. I love and have embraced the idea however of releasing 1-2 songs at a time as they’re done. There are a few artists that have been doing this for years and we are doing the same thing with Blue Stahli and other FiXT artists.
I will be releasing “Wish Upon a Blackstar” in “Chapters”. Chapters 1 through 4 will each contain 2 songs. (4 chapters X 2 songs = 8 tracks.) The fifth and last chapter will initially only be available on the final physical CD. To tie this all together, there will be an original pieces of art that will be released with each chapter. Then the art from chapter 5 will tie together the other 4 images to create a grander single image.
Is your iPhone jailbroken?
Sure is. How else am I to capture grainy, low frame rate video to share with you guys? I have high hopes for ver 3.0 software, but for now I do what needs to be done to be able to record video.
Ive heard you hate doing shows and touring. is that true? if so, why?
Oh, let me count the ways. I won’t elaborate too much, but let’s just say touring has never been a pleasant experience for me. Losing lots of $ to complement the loss of morale just kinda beat the shit out of me, and made me consider dropping my Taco Bell employment application off at the nearest TB when i got home. Touring (if i were to do it again) will have to be a whole different animal from here on in – and I think it just might be…
What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
I was a loner as a kid (yeah, that carried over into adulthood…) The only places i really could escape to were in my head, and so I built grand worlds and scenarios in there. (I had a great collection of “rubber monsters” (no, not those kind, perverts.)Dinosaurs, insects, ghouls,and goblins with the everpresent King Kong and Godzilla keeping watch over their respective flocks.) I learned to escape into other worlds and lives through reading and probably learned more about the world by reading about it then actually experiencing it. If i have any sense of vocabulary as an adult, it’s only due to a great and patient father and a ton of reading as a kid. The sad truth is that as you “grow up” certain things fall by the wayside due to time constraints and everyday life. One of those things has been reading. I truthfully long to read, but i lack the self control to stop. Once i start reading something that intrigues me, i will find excuses to disappear for hours to finish it. Guess what that means? I don’t get work done. Guess what that means? You guys all start following the Lindsey Lohan blog instead bc i’m not putting out any music. Guess what that means? …Actually I’m not sure what that means, but it’s probably not good. So it’s more of an exercise in self control. (This is the same reason i don’t ever play video games. If i started, my career would be over.) I guess the cat’s out of the bag now – i’m an intellectual midget -, uh, i mean ‘little person.’
If I do make time to read, I’m generally drawn to Sci-fi or fiction based writers (Frank Herbert, Phillip K Dick, Anne Rice) but I’m open to good stories. Feel free to suggest something you’ve read that you loved and tell me why and I’ll start stacking books for that rainy day (or month) that I use to catch up on my reading.