Growing up I always wanted to be the center of attention
and to express myself and after discovering rock music, I thought what better way to do that than to be a singer in a rock band! Then I discovered that I had an actual talent for writing lyrics, first and foremost, and the ability to set melodies to my words. Then I fell in love with the art of writing and recording songs. Inspiration includes all styles of music and genres, from The Beatles, Supertramp, Pink Floyd and Elton John, to Van Halen, ACDC, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne – @mifmaster1
Live Interview July 7 at 6:40 pm et,
Episode #339 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax :
GETTING TO KNOW MY iNSANE FRiENDS
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
MY iNSANE FRiENDS
Growing up I always wanted to be the center of attention
and to express myself and after discovering rock music, I thought what better way to do that than to be a singer in a rock band! Then I discovered that I had an actual talent for writing lyrics, first and foremost, and the ability to set melodies to my words. Then I fell in love with the art of writing and recording songs. Inspiration includes all styles of music and genres, from The Beatles, Supertramp, Pink Floyd and Elton John, to Van Halen, ACDC, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne.
“Born Inside The Shell”
The inspiration for the song “Born Inside The Shell”
(as well as the message of the other 5 tracks on the MY iNSANE FRiENDS debut EP) is derived from the ongoing plight of the human collective and it’s often ill fated condition. It speaks to the fact that we have all been born into the shell we know as the world and that with time (throughout world history and right to the present), very little has been learned from our mistakes!
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In early 1995 after another successful tour
with my highly celebrated Canadian band SLASH PUPPET and after much deliberation, I decided to leave the band to pursue other interests. In the midst of the huge musical shift known as grunge, and after several conversations with David Bendeth (BMG Records Canada), I began to explore deeper meanings to my own personal condition and to that of the world around me. Sensing an obvious musical climate change and desiring something a little more progressive musically I set out to solicit the help of some of the finest musicians on the Toronto scene at the time and partnered up with Michel Scotta-Delorme (Guitar), Lionel Tissot (Bass) and Rick Smith (Drums). These 6 songs on the debut EP were the first to be spawned and recorded. Darker, heavier, full of angst, raw, aware and unrepentant they are now just being released for the first time in the form of MY iNSANE FRiENDS.
You can expect an obvious anger
that is derived from the desperation of desiring a more peaceful and loving world, and most importantly a FAIR WARNING to all that the pendulum of time has now begun to swing back in a vigorous and potentially destructive manner, paradoxically, building more walls and barriers rather than bringing them down! This was the intended message when the songs were originally written, and they continue to be just as (if not more) relevant today as it pertains to current world affairs.
We live in the Great White North…
Toronto, Canada and while the musical scene continues to be less than favorable up here to our style of music, we do have a tight knit community of hard rock and heavy metal enthusiasts who keep the flame alive. Some of the more popular venues here in THE 6 that currently cater to Canadian, U.S. and international acts of our ilk, include The Rockpile , The Sound Academy, The Opera House and to some extent The Mod Club.
include jaded, bewildered, desperate and hopeful…always hopeful!
The one thing that left the worst taste in my mouth
came around the time of the “Grunge Invasion” to which I alluded earlier. This was the sole reason why I had had enough and sent myself into exile from the musical scene that I once dominated with my band SLASH PUPPET. In and around 1991 SLASH PUPPET was signed by SRO Management (RUSH, VAN HALEN, QUEENSRYCHE, KINGS X) to a management and production deal. It took some very hard work to make our way up to this level, including many lessons learned from all of the inevitable hurdles and pitfalls any band must endure, only to have it come to a total and crashing end due to a musical style shift that enveloped the mainstream music scene, and that we had absolutely no control of or any real way of coming back from, not even with a new stellar band and these 6 songs in 1995! Timing is everything, for better or for worst!
I have always been a fan and proponent of releasing a collection
of songs rather than just the one, if for any other plausible reason, I don’t believe someone who may discover your music and wants to become truly familiar with the style or the message of your songs can truly do so with just the one!
I like the many platforms one has at their disposal,
and the instantaneous manner with which a band or an artist can potentially reach and entire world.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with our creator,
if such a creator exists, to get a better understanding about why things must be the way they are and to ask advice if there is anything that I can do or say, even if just through my music, to help make things better for humanity! It would be inspiring just to find out the truth!
Those who follow trends are condemned to disappear with them!
Originality and integrity means everything to me, especially in my artistic work, both as a musician and as an actor!
My favorite music quote or inspirational quote is…
Words to the wise: “Be careful who you piss off on the way up!” WORD!
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