FREE MUSIC FROM DITHYRAMB - http://www.mediafire.com/?2hd0yjm2zwn
FCBK - facebook.com/Dithyramb555
TUMBLR - dailyfoundsounds.tumblr
WRDPRSS - dithyramb555.wordpress.com
So you’re doing bird beats now.
I’ve got some bird beats.
What’s a bird beat?
You know what a bird beat is.
I know. This is one of those questions that I already know the answer to.
A bird beat is a beat or rhythm or pattern or phrase of beats that originated from a bird that I jammed with, that I wrote down, or that I’ve played. I’ve been writing them down lately.
Are there any other bird beat artists out there that I should know about?
Ya, Olivier Messiaen. Messiaen transcribed a bunch of bird songs and he was really heavily into it. I think there’s a lot of birding now. There’s always been bird watching. Have you ever heard of Olivier Messiaen?
[olivier messiaen thinking about writing some bird beats later]
No. Should I have heard of him?
He’s a classical composer. What are you doing these interviews for, out of curiosity?
Mostly to answer my question. So what do you think of Dolph Lundgren’s movie Silent Trigger?
That was ridiculous. I don’t know. Is that supposed to be anti-comedy, anti-drama, anti-everything? Film glorification of ridiculously macho shit?
Filmsploitation? Is it supposed to be psychologically engaging? Is it supposed to engage my testosterone?
Where is your music available? I’ve seen you play live many times.
It’s online, I give some of it out. I’d say it’s available to anyone. I got 5,000 hits last year online.
How long have you been doing that?
How long have I been doing what? Being internet available? I’ve been internet available since the eighth grade. Or seventh grade. I think I was internet available as a child, I just wasn’t hip to it. As far as putting music online, though, to answer your question fully, I’ve been doing that since on-nine, putting it online for free.
Now I’m going to pick a bunch of questions from a past interviews; this is the grab bag, lightening round. How many languages do you know?
Zero. Twenty. Twenty-five. A goggleplex.
What kind of stuff can we find?
You can find smart food popcorn white cheddar cheese flavored.
Nice. Do you have work later?
Any final thoughts?
Work. I’m thinking about work now…what I’m going to be working on later today.
Ok, so Dithyramb, that’s what you go as; Dithyramb.
Yes, my moniker.
Are there any other bands that you’ve worked with, recorded with, played with?
Ya, quite a bit. I’ve played in a punk-rock band, a rock band, a ska band, a hardcore punk band, hardcore thrash kind of metal band, I’ve played in an experimental music indie band, and now I’m playing in a more electronic, computer based…lots of different mediums. So just purely on the drum-set, I’ve played in a bunch of different types of bands, but mostly I focus on Dithyramb now.
I’ve seen you a few times now, just as Dithyramb.
I played with Dream Panther one time. I don’t know if you were there.
Ya, I didn’t show up for that one because I didn’t want to.
There was a hundred or more cans of beer at that show.
Do you go to school?
I school in all kinds of schooling. And I play with Baglady in Electronic Entrails.
If you were to make a movie with Dolph Lundgren, what would be the plot?
Action. Lots of jumping. Like someone jumps and saves the whole movie plot in one millisecond. Plot changes at milliseconds of time. Plot changes in mid-air. Plot changes on the back of a truck in slow-mo. Would you like to take this interview outside?
Ya. What’s your website?
I have a blog, I also have a website called Drumweller.com .
It’s very tropical stormy outside.
Is that what’s going on here?
Ya, like one of those southern, Mexican-y storms.
It seems like it’s coming from the south, because I came from the north earlier and there were no clouds. I know that America has been having this snow storm, over like two-thirds of America. You know what they need to have? They need to have satellite imagery of cloudscapes twenty-four hours a day. That would be a great iPhone ap. Million dollar idea. Make an ap where you can see the clouds all day. You ever have any good million dollar ideas?
None that I can think of. Have you?
I’ve had a few. I thought of a million dollar idea where you get statistics on the word you say, the sentences you say. So if you say a certain thing, you can have a stat available on your language, so you know if you’re using the language correctly or not, or if your speaking is not at a certain proficiency, you know what I mean, stats on language? I can’t wait till we have RAM in our brains. That may happen. That may happen in the near future, right? If you had RAM in your brain, you’d have no problem living life. You wouldn’t forget anything.
What do you do for work?
A bunch of different jobs. Work is drumming, I write music for work. Shit, I’ve fixed glasses for a while. That was fun. I learned everything there is to know about optometry, practically. I’ve sold knives. Really expensive Cut Co. knives. I also worked at a botox injection clinic. A lot of fly people get in there, you know?
Where was that?
Southern Redondo Beach.
So final question: talk about music. That’s the question. Do you want to talk about music?
I always do.
Alright, start talking.
What kind of music do you listen to?
My friends mostly.
I was thinking this about music, about how it’s so engaging in so many different ways. Like if you hate your life and are really upset and you listen to upset music, or if you’re psychologically engaged in the emotionality of the music where you get some sort of sick pleasure out of it, like you’re upset, you feel upset, and there’s a soundtrack to your upset-ness, I was thinking about that and how a time in my adolescence I did experience that, and I went through a phase where there was a bunch of different music I listened to when I was upset.
Did you get happy eventually?
Ya. But people who do that all the time, do they ever become aware of the fact that they’re upset listening to certain music that engages them in that way? Or get really high, like ego, off it?
What do you listen to when you’re happy?
Everything. That’s the thing. When you’re happy anything goes and its so universal, happy music makes you happy. As a drummer, there’s that level of, ‘Sure, I want to listen to something so I can learn something and actually get something out of it and make something better out of it for myself, or use it in my own art, or imitate it or do whatever, anything, to just gain from it.’ But there’s also a level of just being elated on what it is, or experience it, or the loss of experience, half brain dead in a way.
What’s the last song you listened to? As of right now.
Oh. It was on the bus. I can’t remember it. It was a classical piece of music. It might have been that one, with the apple over the head.
William Tell Overture. That’s what I heard. Do you know how that goes?
It sounds kind of like that part in Fantasia where it’s like…Duuuu duuum bum bum bum buuuuum bum, buduuuu duuu duuuuum. I wish I could sing it to you, I’m just forgetting it. What was the last song you listened to?
It was Tawee Kiva, live from McWorld. I recorded it and listened to it on my way to work.
Yes, when they played Friday…The End.