Behind the Music with Voice Of Addiction on Rustbelt

The spark can be a rhythm, melody, lyrical line etc it does not matter. Usually the skeleton of the song is me on my acoustic guitar. But sometimes it is bass as well as keyboard. Sometimes parts and riffs fester over years before they make sense with something else, whilst others come from concept to completion in 15 minutes. I am a big believer in “if you can’t get it in 3 takes you shouldn’t be recording it.” I also like to get the whole project done all at once.

Episode #540: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2017/11/30/episode-540-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

 

 

Jacqueline Jax logo photoInterview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio

Band Name: Voice Of Addiction

Person Interviewing: Ian Tomele

Song name: Rustbelt

Music: Punk Rock

I spent my first 21 years growing up in Cleveland Ohio. This song is about what I witnessed during those years through the collapse of industry and turning the middle class into the new poor.

 

Link to play:: https://voiceofaddiction.bandcamp.com/track/rustbelt-3

My music is…
Politically-charged and socially conscious punk rockers

How do you think this release represents your current direction..
in the dawning of the new Trump era, the need for an album such as “The Lost Art of Empathy” has never been more important.

Where do you create your music?
You never know when inspiration will hit, so I always carry a small notebook and pen with me. The spark can be a rhythm, melody, lyrical line etc it does not matter. Usually the skeleton of the song is me on my acoustic guitar. But sometimes it is bass as well as keyboard. Sometimes parts and riffs fester over years before they make sense with something else, whilst others come from concept to completion in 15 minutes. I am a big believer in “if you can’t get it in 3 takes you shouldn’t be recording it.” I also like to get the whole project done all at once. For instance I did this full-length in 2 weeks.

How do you stay focused and balance creating with life..
Contrary to popular belief the vast majority of a musicians time is spent on the non creative aspects of the industry. I think it is every indie artists dream to be comfortable enough and have the time to “just create.” But when I win the lifetime achievement award I will thank ADD, Insomnia and coffee.

What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?
You have to learn the rules before you know how to break them.

I live in…
 Chicago which is a major hub for music. I have been here 15 years now and am still in love with the city and the scene.

Website & social media links:
 http://VoiceOfAddiction.com

www.facebook.com/VoArockers

http://twitter.com/VoArockers

http://voiceofaddiction.bandcamp.com/

www.instagram.com/voiceofaddiction

 

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