Mix together mathematics, medicine, and music and you get... an album? Why not?
Temporary Hero is born out of the cliched story of loving music with influences ranging from Columbia records based Aretha Franklin to how to destroy angels and Apparat to the non-cliched story of a journey from a completely non-musical background into becoming a DIY artist/photographer/writer/physician/author/father/activist/human. Blasphemous? Not in the least.This guy took his passion for expressing the mind's eye and ear and made an aural composition that is bleeds intelligence, savvy, and a love for all things melodic. And all driven by the desire to create.So why is the album called "Blasphemy."?From the artist himself: "It is a bit tongue-in-cheek and at the same time a direct warning for the themes in the album. It is quite ridiculous or blasphemous that a guy without training in the arts can make and distribute his art with his head held high. But why not? What is the necessity of formal training in the arts if one has an absolute burning passion to create and express artistically? What is the value in that? I have always been visual - even became fluent in sign language for the deaf along the way. And have been able to create in vast array of mediums: film, print, writing, gouache... And while I may never be a decorated art hero, I darn well enjoy being artistic."And as far as the blasphemous themes IN the album? "I wrote from my experience, really. As a man who struggled finding his footing, finding the right person to love, the right soul to love, his place in society. I hid for many, many years behind the expectations others had OF ME. I overcame the social anxiety of being ridiculed and bullied and excluded. And writing and recording this record is a compendium of those feelings, those experiences:HATE SUX_Yes, the underscore IS part of the title. Hate Sux_ was the next to last "last-minute" addition to the album. I wanted to record a song that was catchy, poppy even, but had a deeper pain in it. You will find this in most of my songs... pain and honesty but with a hook. I wanted in this song AND video to express the horrors of domestic abuse, bullying, discrimination, social injustices. I collaborated with Anthony Pietromonaco of Manifest Films in Los Angeles to collect images that evoked the themes in the song to create a video.DESTROYED."I have fallen from grace, destroyed my life in this place." This song sums up the disgrace I felt for so many years knowing that I didn't fit the mold of being the perfect person I thought I was supposed to be. And I am pleading for someone to save me. There are definitely some religious undertones here as well. Plus this is my first experiment with some dubstep influences.SAVIN' UP 2 BE A ROCK + ROLL STARFor my whole life, I would get naysayers TELLING me ... you can't expect to do this, or do that. That applies to music as well. Sure, it is a very competitive arena but it DEPENDS upon WHY one "does" music. If the goal is to become the best selling act of 2013... great goal, but difficult. If it is to create and share... still a great goal and so much less risk of disappointment. Anyone can do anything he wants. We are human. We can learn to do anything. We may not be experts at everything, but we can sure darn well try.I MIGHT HAVE BROKEN UR HEARTAn ode to those who wouldn't pay me the time of day, who refused me and who now wish they were with me. But, the bottom line is, even with that regret and pain that I had, it is a known fact neither of us would be happy today if things had gone in a different direction.OVERDRIVEAbuse in any form is wrong. Period.SWAY [PRETTY BOY]This song will cause some controversy depending upon who misinterprets the lyrics. Am I saying it is a choice or not? Figure it out. And wait until you see the triply video that is coming along for this single.
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