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GETTING TO KNOW The Anthropophobia Project
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Person Interviewing: Michael Harrison
Song name: Purple
Music Genre:: Post Rock
This song is about…
After I got out of the military, I was moving from place to place. I was running away from everything. Anytime something got complicated, I moved. This time in particular, I was renting a room in a house in Colorado at the time that I wrote this song. The walls in the room were painted dark purple. I’m an extreme introvert, and I feel safe when I’m tucked away, hidden. This song is about me finding comfort in the walls of my safe place. My purple room.
My music is…
I use music as my diary as many others do. I’m not terribly good with words, so I use melody to express myself. I use sound as a therapeutic outlet for emotions and feelings. There are a couple songs tossed in there with vocals, but for the most part, everything is instrumental. Even though there are few lyrics, I wear my feelings on my sleeve with this music. It’s the only place I’m able to open up completely. I was apprehensive releasing such personal songs, but the act of letting go is part of the therapeutic process.
I live in…
Vancouver, WA. Just across the river from Portland, OR. I actually don’t know much of the music scene. Don’t get out much. My own fault of course. I performed a song live once at a community college. I messed up in the middle of the song. I didn’t enjoy it. Too stressful. The act of creating is what gives me the most satisfaction.
Success, to me is…
to be able to listen to a song and say “Yes! That’s it.” Then if someone else listens to it and they are able to feel it too and appreciate it the way it’s intended to certainly feels nice also. There is so much energy and emotion that goes into each song, so for me just a nice comment about how it made someone feel is gold. My music is always free to download, just so everyone can have the chance to experience the journey if they wish.
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking:
We are our own worst critics. Just let the music flow from you. Unabridged. People will recognize that and appreciate it more than you know.
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