MP: Why do you think your music, basically you, has been made available to the world now? Is it because you have something to say that can benefit mankind? Is it God's plan for you or did you will it into existence?
WB: My intention combined with the singularity of my solitude
generated an electromagnetic/ spiritual force that lowered the probability
of randomness in my life. My music is being distributed to people
at this time because the trajectory of my entire experience has
led to it. My placement in the specific circumstances that led to
my situation was entirely random. "God" is a subjective
concept, if we are being honest. This, of course, is not to dispute
the possibility of divine intervention, but with the intention of only
using the information I can put a finger on. I can tell you, for certain,
that there have been many moments in my life that support the hypothetical
effectiveness of will over skill, Sorcery, Meditation, Prayer and simple
obsession. Ultimately, it is not for me to decide why my music is valid.
As with everyone, I must only conclude, for myself, that it simply is valid
and therefore I belong wherever I happen to be at any given moment.
MP: What does it mean to be famous, and what kind of mindset or emotional intelligence does it take to accomplish one's dreams?
WB: Well, I'm not famous most of the time. No-one knows who I am where
I live. Only people in other places know who I am and most of the time
I don't meet them. Undoubtedly, I know what it feels like to sign an autograph
and to be praised in person. The feeling I have gotten from that is loneliness.
My reasoning is simply that the communication has only come because I,
for whatever reason, have been placed upon the stage and they have been
placed as members of the audience. The roles are set in every scene and that
never changes. Most people don't think about the reasons behind
the separation and the isolation of modern society, where some are exalted
and some are not. Most people fail to look inward for the answers as I have
done because they are afraid of the possibility of finding nothing.
The only thing it takes to accomplish one's goals is to have goals that
you think you can achieve, but don't get goals mixed up with 'dreams'.
Dreams are special and are not to be forced into tangible/concrete manifestation. Dreams are sacred. Goals are the modern dilemma.
MP: Do you relate with any film makers or certain films to your music? I've been watching scenes from Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man and Down by Law lately. Somehow, I find myself wanting to relate the raw feeling of those films to the way your music makes me feel.
WB: I have long admired the work of Jim Jarmusch and his work has helped to
inspire everything I've done.
MP: What's "away my silent lover" about? It makes me think of racial prejudice, of a black man being tormented or attacked simply for the color of his skin. It's hauntingly beautiful, and very visual - a great story.
WB: I should tell you to never think that I write songs about "the black experience". I have no intention whatsoever of writing or singing about a black man being tortured. I am not a black man. My skin is brown, my gender is male, my spirit is color-less. I do not care one iota about race or culture and am greatly irritated by any idea of it. That said, let me tell you what the song is really about. It's about a drunken, disillusioned man (presumably me) so lonely that he has created a Phantom-like woman from his imagination and fallen in love with her. He is going insane because, in his heart, he knows that she does not exist.