Some of you may know and more of you don't that last year in October, I did a three week tour of Japan with a punk band called Vomica. They're buddies of mine who I've listened to for years. I joined up a short time before the tour when they were in a tight spot. Here's a video of Vomica performing the song 'Purple Passion' at a club called Deepa, in the Amagasaki, Japan.
My friend Romy, who raps as Macromantics, got an artist shout out on Spin.com, where they mentioned her 2 albums, both of which I have produced music for. In particular, they called attention to my track 'Generation', saying:
"The fat, fuzzy beat of "Moments in Movement" feels like '70s funk, and the ominous lo-fi trip-hop of "Eerily Spookily" and "Generation" add the best elements of Portishead to the Mac Attack."
It's true. That's why I rarely open up and express my opinions. People are not used to hearing such things, and when I actually give my opinion, it makes them question themselves. Don't read into it. I don't think anyone likes that. It makes them feel uncomfortable to call into question their daily routines and consider what they could do to make this a better world to live in, and they get bent out of shape.
For the record, I think it's impossible to be 100% idealistic. If you stand in front of the steamroller that is the status quo, you are going to be horribly let down. But if we put no effort into improving the only world that we've got, just because we can't turn society on a dime, it's just laziness.
High on my list of priorities for change, the things for which I risk more, every time I express my inner feelings, are the rights of those who don't have a voice. I won't get into detail here, but ask yourself, who or what has no voice to protest injustice. That should pretty much explain one of my main ideals. If you couldn't voice your opinion, or defend yourself, I'd stand up for your rights, too. Fact is, we have it easy. We are careless in our decision making process. We have a narrow world view. We have the liberty to slack.