Perhaps I forgot to tell you...
Hi there! american-vomit here! I forgot to let you all know that I did attend the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group show in Brisbane a couple of weeks back and it was fantastic. Anyway, I got to meet the band afterwards and have a few drinks with them. They are all lovely and were really enthused about playing here in Australia. Please check out the videos currently being posted on YouTube of their...
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Bianca: I know that the new Mars Volta album has been finished for a while, the musical parts were finished for a very long time while awaiting the lyrics/vocals. In an interview recently when someone asked you about what the record sounded like you said ‘The first thing that pops into my mind is that it sounds like me and Cedric finding answers and insight into each other’s spirits.’ I thought that was really beautiful. I was wondering what insights you found?
Omar: It runs pretty deep so it gets tricky. Off the top of my head some things would be like, I never realised how much my controlling-ness or my dominate personality affected him. I just always saw it as I was doing it for the greater good of us both. I never stopped to think about how it affected him and in inadvertent ways. I was able to see that during that process. It’s hard to get into because it is so layered and a lot of it is so personal which is why I usually just try to speak in general broad brush strokes. You learn a lot about yourself when you do a project and you learn a lot about whoever you let into that project. At the end of the day that’s the only real reason to do anything – to make records, movies or anything else – it’s to learn.