TS5Q: Thollem McDonas

Posted: June 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: More Than 100 | Tags: | Comments Off

Once upon a time, I walked into the basement of a bookstore in South Saint Louis and had my head turned around by the music of Thollem McDonas, who played a customized keyboard amidst the high shelves and low pipes. I’d be too hard-pressed to even endeavor a description of the music that night. Instead, I’ll send you to his site. And will advise you catch him live, no matter the venue.

This cat’s amazing and it’s a pleasure to have the following words committed to digital print here.

One. Which of the seven deadliest sins make for the best art?
To tell the truth, for better or worse, I didn’t know what they all were.
I found out, however, and now wish I could go back to my previous innocent/ignorant state.
Since I can’t, I’d say lust DEFINITELY makes for the best art.
Pride is a motivator, and so is wrath, and in sloth can be reflection, the rest are worthless.

Two. For what are you going to need a little more evidence?
Death…I was with my mother when she took her last breath, and also several dogs, but I still can’t believe it.
I’ll believe it when I see it without my own eyes.

Three. For personal creativity (or productivity), are you better served by contentment or restlessness?

Restlessness is necessary, and I’m looking forward to having nothing left to say!

Four. Likeliest occurrence within your lifetime: true peace, total war, or the arrival of spacemen/spacewomen?

I think I know what total war is, the unveiling of what many already experience, and have been readying myself for it my whole life but somehow working/playing for peace simultaneously.
We are spacemen/spacewomen.

Five. Select/discuss any one of the following options.
Five-a: You lost it as a child and you want it back.

The Valley Of Hearts Delight.
It’s now known as Silicon Valley…
Was one of the biologically richest places on earth, now covered with half empty office buildings and fences.
Fucking adults!


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