“This music came to me in a kind of lucid dream, in a kind of vision, a very special kind of trance so to speak. Maybe this music came to me from another world, who knows?”
Orla Gartland ‘People aren’t stupid; if you try to be anything other than yourself, it just won’t work long term.’
“No matter how much of an edge the sound has and no matter how much of a gothic touch Alterity has, there is no denying the Pop hooks, the catchy riffs in the guitars and synths, and the structure that gives way to a Pop song.”
“Severance is usually something that is connected with one’s negative situations like personal loss, a cut or even a break-up. Delight however, brings that relief one feels after a very long, damaging relationship.”
All my instruments have names. I’m giving my son trumpet lessons & he asked why my trumpet & flugelhorn have names. I had to laugh, but I told him that Herm & Jessie put on a show.
My rehabilitation therapist said that I would recover quicker if I would sing a lot. I enjoyed it so much and my voice recovered very well.
Power to the people! The artists has the power in their hands now & its up to them to bargain & negotiate their own fate. 100% Independent! I love it!
Some people get nervous going on stage; I get excited. As rugby legend, Scott Quinnell says, “those butterflies in your stomach turn into dragons!”
One by one I found traditional songs that I thought worked well with my solo piano arrangements. Those are the ten songs that ended up on Toyland.
I think it’s really easy to see through a song that doesn’t come from an honest place, and to me it’s a turnoff. I do my best to write in a way that every word is exactly what I mean to say.
Every song is different. But usually one of us will come to the other with a riff, or a verse, or a chorus, or just some part of a song, or even just a weird synth sound or something, and then we’ll both work together on making it a whole cohesive song.
“Don’t listen too much to what people say, do you and you will be good. It’s gonna be hard but in the end hard work pays off.”
Hurricane Irma was the worst hurricane I’ve ever been through. This experience has left an indelible mark in my memory. Personally, it made me even more resilient, more fearless. As an artist, I am more focused towards realizing & manifest my dreams. I cannot wait any longer. I must pursue this dream now.