It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open.
I don't really know why I chose bass except that it was different than guitar.
Being in several, disparate bands is what I thrive on.
NYC is chaotic. And I am attracted to chaos.
I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.
I have no inflated ideas about success anyway.
But I also like to be in control, like anyone else. I try to achieve a balance.
I think it was more personal, but I certainly tried to adapt certain concepts of Surrealism.