I used to write lyrics and sing, but with the years I’ve come to find words too commanding. Lyrics tend to tell you where to go and how using music just as a vehicle to give their directions more power. As opposed to that, music without words means total freedom! Your imagination and the sensorial world find no boundaries. You are left alone face to face with all the power of Music.
Two years ago, Switzerland’s “first and last punk” Rudolph Dietrich released a 60 minutes movie, putting together 19 of his songs of the past decade to a unique mix of political and social discourse, blended with his blues-inspired rock music.
Stone Jone, Artist of the Week in August, released this fall the short film Lurk as part of Atlanta’s production team The Red Jacket. It has been their first production and is intended to spark dialogue about the potential dangers of sharing too much info through social media.
David Lynch’s work is not only famous for him leaving audiences in a state of existential drift, but also for him very carefully selecting music for his movies. I’ve seen his first film Eraserhead in my late teens, and it never did let me loose. And after more than 30 years, I could still sing the song In Heaven today.