Daily Discovery: Songs of Water, “11 Miles”

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ARTIST: Songs of Water

SONG: 11 Miles

BIRTHDATE: 9.5.75

HOMETOWN: Greensboro

CURRENT LOCATION: Greensboro

AMBITIONS: performance art, music for film,

TURN-OFFS:  false pretense

TURN-ONS: authenticity

DREAM GIG: Sydney Opera House

FAVORITE LYRIC: the stars are only reflections of streetlights

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: my alter ego

SONG I WISH I WROTE: July Flame – Laura Viers

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Tom Waits, Dylan Thomas, Frank Baum, Beck, Bjork.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Performing an entire set at The Variety Playhouse (Atlanta GA) in complete blackness with no electricity when a thunderstorm knocked the venue’s power out.

I WROTE THIS SONG: over a course of three years.  It began as a simple melody beat out on a Chinese zither called the Gu zheng.  Lyrically, it is a composite of poetic fragments Greg and myself (Stephen) put together.  Conceptually, it borrows imagery from obscure biblical themes and surrealism.  The overarching impression of the song gives the sense of gaining a new perspective or seeing things in a new light, enabling you to follow a course to its natural end.  “11 miles left to run and I can taste the scent of rain.”

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