1 - Tell us how your project was started.
The Goslings began around 2002. I had been home-recording music by myself for years, mostly drone stuff. I was always looking to work with other people but couldnt find anyone I clicked with. Finally I begged Leslie (my then-girlfriend, now wife) to put vocals on one of my tracks. I always knew she could sing and stuff and we have the same tastes in music, but shes never considered herself a musician... but after a lot of pleading she finally gave it a shot - it turned out to be a perfect match and weve been doing it ever since.
2 - What does music, in its entirety, mean to you?
Its my life basically. Ive been obsessed with music, especially underground music, since I was a little kid. I think it fills a lot of voids for people like me.
3 - What does art, in its entirety, mean to you?
Im not sure. On the one hand I feel theres something transcendental about it or at least Id like to think so but on the other hand I think its a by-product of leisure.
4 - Who is your favorite author, and why?
I dont have a favorite, theres too many to choose but Id say Vonnegut for Slaughterhouse Five, Bukowksi for Factotum, Saul Bellow for Seize the Day, and Melville for Billy Budd.
5 - As your best friend, describe yourself.
6 - As your worst enemy, describe yourself.
Im full of shit.
7 - If your persona were immortalized as a cartoon character, who would it be?
8 - Do you think there are conspiracies against the "everyday person"?
Yes and no. I do believe there are many people in positions of power ($$$) who deliberately and cynically try to maintain that power. But I also believe that these people are victims of false consciousness. I dont mean that their actions are excusable a pig is still a pig; there is right and wrong. But I dont believe people in power are above the masses in terms of how they view the world - which is the kind of image you normally get when people talk about a conspiracy. In the end I think were all victims of false consciousness.
9 - What do you do with your spare or free time?
I have a one-year old daughter and I try to spend as much time with her as possible but other than the usual stuff, making music is my full-time hobby.
10 - Please give us your interpretation of "the meaning of life".
Love and be loved.