|| Seth Sherman Session
|| Violitionist Sessions
Session Date: November 18, 2011
Posting Date: December 26, 2011
Artist Hometown: Austin, TX
Links: Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, Nine Mile Records
Recorded by: Michael Briggs
[question ideas from Chris Mosley]
ONE: What is the root of your fantasy to create music that you don’t like or understand? Why might you like music precisely because it is “bad” or “weak”?
Seth Sherman: A. The exact opposite of what I want, therefore, what I want.
B. The Thinking process that occurs before, during, and after the creation of this music.
TWO: What is behind your theory that there is no such thing as bad food?
Seth: I’m sure I said that at some point, but I think you’re referring to my theory that there is no such thing as a bad movie. A theory I continue to hold on to.
THREE: Tell us a little bit about the new band and album.
The songs for this album were written three to four years ago. Life was hard for me during this period. Life was, and still is a mystery, but back then it was a miserable mystery. The songs are a simple and honest reflection of that time in my life. Emptiness, sadness, then acceptance. Not hope, but acceptance.
The album was recorded and produced by my good friend Barrett Walton. I play everything on the album except the piano on “My Baby’s Got A Hold On Me”. I didn’t set out to do everything alone, it just played out that way. Naturally, I had to put a band together to perform the songs live. The band consists of Drew Schlegel on bass, Steve Anderson on Drums, Dieter Geisler on keys, Devon McDermott sings, and Morris Ramos plays Guitar. Drew, Dieter, Steve, and I, started together in June or July. We added Devon and Morris a few months later.