defy expectations, think creatively, be alert

Posted: May 20th, 2011 | No Comments »

awesome interview with michael azerrad, who wrote our band could be your life, which chad gave me years ago, which makes me feel entwined with the book, the bands, the ethos.

Also, much of what the bands in this book did was to make very unconventional music that attracted unconventional people—or maybe even showed conventional people a different mode of thinking. Not necessarily because of anything in the lyrics, but just because of how challenging and unorthodox the music was.

I think a lot of indie bands now are similarly elevating and challenging people’s minds, just by the nature of the music they make. The Dirty Projectors are a great example, or Animal Collective. I really believe in the power of music—and I mean literally the power of musical tones—to rearrange the way you can think.

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