When I was asked to contribute to this publication as the solo project, Amigo the Devil, that has apparently stolen my real identity, I was more than glad to realize that request while realizing myself that someone may actually be listening. I wasn't sure what to write or how to make anything valuable come of the words I'd submit until the little lightbulb, of course an energy efficient/green earth bulb, was illuminated (although the light wasn't physically green). I've settled on giving myself an interview after many alcoholic molecules have invaded my body. I humbly and wholeheartedly present to you:
An autobiographical interview with Amigo the Devil, Danny K., after a handful of whiskey, plenty of gin and as many beers as my body allows without pissing myself...for now.
Thanks dogs for spell check...
Why are you doing this?
If you've ever had a song stuck in your head, like that knocked down Chumbawumba song, you'll get a small grip of what's going on. This project was built around getting songs, sounds and melodies that I had stuck in my head out into reality so they could be a physical entity I could listen to. It's kind of like the difference between porn and sex. I was able to tell myself what I wanted to hear but unable to satisfy that urge because it wasn't real. From a thematic standpoint I've heard people say it's morbid and what not but when you break it down, the lyrics are just exaggerated metaphors for things that everyone goes through. These are sensitive times and until we break loose from living in relativity and start living back in reality, people will just find more shit to complain about. Wait...what?
How closely do you relate your hobbies to what you write about?
I have an immense collection of horror, exploitation, genki genki, splatter, pseudo-snuff and related genres of film but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the occasional rom-com. Taxidermy, serial killer memorabilia and other “oddities” also occupy a major percentage of my household. Music wise I can honestly say I listen to a little bit of everything. Lately I've been on a corrupted/grief/godspeed you black emperor kick with a side of minus the bear/small brown bike but that changes over time. I dedicate most of my time to a career outside of music in the brewing industry where I do get some space to just think and get lost. I guess that's unrelated to the question. People ask where my inspiration comes from all the time but to be honest, it's just the way I was wired. I am too impatient of a person to sit there trying to come up with ideas for songs so I end up writing about the things that I can see as realities distorted through a cracked lens. I'm sure my surroundings have affected the way I feel about things.
How do you feel about people occupying a bunch of places?
This whole new little revolution gets on my nerves. You wouldn't set up a tent and camp on someone's lawn if they're fucking your wife, so why do it to people fucking your quality of life. Occupy a bar and calm the fuck down...maybe even get back to your job unless you plan on getting extreme because extremities are the only reaches that have success rates above a retard winning anything but the special olympics. Start killing these people one by one and see how quickly they stop plugging old cheating Sally.
Does kitty wanna make a bread?
I'd post a video of a cat doing that cute little kneading motion they do but I'm more of a dog person. Yes though, kitty does want to make a bread.
Oh haiiii...but no.
What's your/my next move?
Deleting facebook and getting a real website. I can't believe I fell for it. Until I build the courage to regain privacy and relieve people from my drunk posts, angst and misspellings, I'll have to ask you to re-read this question. Besides that, I've been trying to put together the full length a bit differently than the E.P. It will be more cinematic to say the least than the first release. I was finally able to target the purpose I wasn't able to put into words with the first few songs. The full length is going to focus on emphasizing silence as opposed to covering it up. Hopefully the songs and sounds will compliment the void of noise as opposed to trying to fill it up with anything just because.
The E.P. is available on iTunes if you simply search for Amigo the Devil or Manimals and is just 4 dollars. Besides that you can find a hardcopy here.
Thanks for reading this and I re-read it so I think most of it makes sense.
I'm glad I could be a part of this and I'm off to drink a few more.
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