Monday, 25 July 2011

My Current Obsession

I've always been maniacally addicted to music. I have a huge list of bands I love and all of them are closely related to the different phases of my life and the most memorable occasions. I often become obsessed with a particular band and listen solely to their music for months until I get fed up and switch to something else. I've been like this for all my life.
Today I'm going to tell you about my current obsession which is definitely not short-term. It's an American band Incubus and their lead singer Brandon Boyd. Their music is great, lyrics are inspirational, live performances are amazing. My ipod is literally stuffed with their songs and videos. There is a song for every possible mood I might be in. I'm listening to them everywhere every time.
The most amazing thing about Incubus is that none of their albums are the same. They're constantly evolving and offering their fans absolutely new music experience. Their new album If Not Now, When? was released on July 12 and I'm already in love with it. Band is actually on tour now but nowhere near Georgia :( I really hope to see them live someday. I wish I was in Indonesia right now.

I think that Incubus is one of the greatest bands we have today and it's really important that they've been working together for so many years. I also think that Brandon Boyd is one of the rock's greatest vocalists. He is a pure perfection to me :) Amazingly attractive and talented in so many ways. He has written two books (which I hope to get soon) and has made beautiful pieces of art.

On July 6, 2010 Brandon's first solo album The Wild Trapeze was released. The songs are amazing. I'm sharing one of my favorite songs from the album which I find really inspiring.

I'll share more of their music, pictures, Brandon's art and quotes here.

This post is slightly unrelated to the other posts we've made but as we've said in the beginning this blog is about everything that comes to our minds and my mind is absolutely occupied by Incubus right now.
Hope you enjoy the post.

Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money.
Brandon Boyd

I am tapping into a place in you that is unexplored, and very dangerous, but I think essential to the creative life of an artist.
Brandon Boyd

Insecurities are about as useful as trying to put the pin back in the grenade.
Brandon Boyd

Someone will inevitably find something wrong in almost everything, so do what it is that you do best and remember to have enough tolerance for two."
 Brandon Boyd

“I treat Art more like a Lover with whom I am sharing an egalitarian relationship.
In music, I have moments of equality, but I am more of a selfish brute when expressing in song.
I will never sit down and draw or paint if not overwhelmingly compelled. But I grab my guitar and play even if I am not in the mood. Maybe I should be more of a brute in general.”

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