I think my music is pretty representative of myself, or how I feel the world acts within the scope of what I can see/what I’ve experienced. I like my music to be open to interpretation, at least to some extent.

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Episode #601: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2018/06/28/episode-601-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: Sansha Blue

Artist: Chris Paraggio

New Single: Cellar Door/Beautiful Things
Music Genre:: Art Rock, Alternative/Alternative Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie
I live in: Carmel, NY
This song is about a lot of things. It draws heavily from some personal troubles with insomnia, nightmares, and sleep paralysis, but it’s not exactly about that. While that’s the area I drew a lot of inspiration from, I use those things as a sort of metaphor to talk about some darker parts of life in general.

I don’t feel that it’s my place to say exactly what I wrote it about, as I feel it’s open to interpretation to the listener. I think that, to a degree, the song is about whatever the listener thinks it’s about.

 I think my music is pretty representative of myself, or how I feel the world acts within the scope of what I can see/what I’ve experienced. I like my music to be open to interpretation, at least to some extent. Despite this, I always have a clear idea of what I’m saying when I write songs. I think the fact that I record and produce every aspect of my music alone lets my personality and intent become more visible through those aspects of the recording.
I think this release shows that I’m not afraid to take risks; not only in how the song sounds and the lyrical themes it presents, but in the run time. I don’t think that a whole lot of popular artists are putting out seven or eight minute songs today. But, a lot of the best music I’ve heard hasn’t been afraid to take up my time. I think if the song is worthy of a long run time, than it should get it. I also think that, while still open to interpretation, this song is more lyrically direct than my previous release, so listeners can expect that as well.

I like being direct. I have a lot more completed music that I’m going to release soon that I think will fill in the blanks of the picture I’m trying to complete.

I played cello in my high school orchestra, and for a while I was very shy with it. I had never been super comfortable playing in the classical environment until my later years of high school. But my music teacher, Mr. Ballentoni, always told me to play through my mistakes and not shy away from them. If I made a mistake, I had to play it loudly, own it, and keep playing. It sounds a little corny, but it’s advice I’ve taken to heart in both my music and my general life.

Some of the best things I’ve created have come out of my mistakes.