The Complete Interview List
1 - Tell us how your project(s)
Nic - My brother had a vision and I decided to grab his coattails and fly.
Jonathon - The list of x-members could fill up a lot of bytes, so in a nutshell, I started the project now known as Brazil with my brother as a 'last push' effort to make music a profession, and luckily over the course of time found other like-minded musicians.
2 - What does music, in
it's entirety, mean to you?
Nic - Music is the driving force behind my life. I think if life had a soundtrack like the movies it would be much better for everyone. My life has a soundtrack but I don't think anyone else can hear it most of the time.
Jonathon - Music is a language, and as with any language there are native speakers, and non-native speakers.
Aaron - Music is an escape, an art, the ultimate pursuit in life and life itself for me... corny?
Benjamin - It's like oxygen. It would be hard to live without.
3 - What does art, in it's
entirety, mean to you?
Nic - Art is anything to
the artist who creates it. Something that flows out from the spirit and into
a (sometimes) tangible form. it is the
culmination of inspiration and creation.
Jonathon - Art in the modern age is a way of conveying an emotional, intellectual, or political idea with without conventional methods of media communication. it is a way of capturing something that words can't quite wrap around.
4 - Who is your favorite
author, and why?
Nic - Right now, I'd have to say Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for The Little Prince, but my favorite author changes often.
Jonathon - Ray Bradbury has usually been one of my favorites because of his way of intertwining social and political critique with good sci-fi. plus, martian chronicles, like, rules.
Aaron - I love Kurt Vonnegut, because his works are science fiction, but deal with people on a real and emotional level. his is cynical, but I think he clearly has a tiny, hidden bit of hope for humanity. in his writing, I think he intends not only to entertain, but to sneak that glimmer of hope in. his intelligence manifests itself in a "you're not alone" kind of way.
5 - As your best friend,
Nic - I am nice and honest and very trustworthy.
Jonathon - Moody, intense, genuine, motivated, and devastatingly handsome.
Aaron - Caring, helpful, funny and emotional
Benjamin - Funny, caring, honest.. probably too honest sometimes.
6 - As your worst enemy,
Nic - I am childish and goofy.
Jonathon - Bipolar, mean, tactless, self-centered, and a pasty white freak with crappy tattoos.
Aaron - Rude, cynical, loud and cold
Benjamin - A blunt asshole... or maybe a total moron.. I don't know, probably something mean.
7 - If your persona were
immortalized as a cartoon character, who would it be?
Nic - Darkwing Duck
Jonathon - Batman
Benjamin - Maybe a cross between Brak and Zorak (Space Ghost Coast to Coast / The Brak Show)
8 - Do you think there are
conspiracies against the "everyday person"?
Nic - I don't know. sometimes I think there are, sometimes I think life is peachy.
Jonathon - No, people like to be paranoid because it makes them feel they're on a smarter, more aware, plane than everyone else.
Aaron - Absolutely. Rules and laws have hidden meanings in many cases that keep the average dude or chick from doing what they would naturally do with their possessions, in particular their bodies. Many of these "conspiracies" are, in actuality, things that are available as public knowledge, but because the average person (myself included) is ignorant to many of the motivations for what our government is doing, they remain in effect.
Benjamin - I guess it depends on whether you think it's a conspiracy to revolutionize or destroy the every day person. My guess is that we will just be pushed more and more into automation.
9 - What do you do with
your spare or free time?
Nic - Draw, write, check my email.
Jonathon - Hang out with my girlfriend Alison.
Aaron - Listen to music, practice my guitar, whatever my girlfriend wants to do.
Benjamin - Nerd it up on the computer.
10 - Please give us your
interpretation of "the meaning of life".
Nic - As a philosophy major and everyday philosopher, I think my explanation would take a long long time. I'm not even sure I have a complete interpretation yet. I'm still working on it. I don't think anyone can have a complete interpretation of the meaning of life until he or she has lived the whole thing.
Jonathon - The point in life is to leave your sphere of influence better than the way you found it.
Aaron - It's a number... I'm not sure if Douglas Adams got it correctly... it may have some sort of mathematical correspondence to the air speed velocity of an unladen african swallow... but I don't claim to know EVERYTHING.