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are a fucking cult and will cause you harm and ill will."
The 9 Principles of AIDS Wolf
Maintain a Daily Ritual. Music is like breathing, eating, walking,
sleeping, drinking, pissing, and, with any luck, fucking. One must have
something to play, create, and examine everyday; there are simply no vacations.
Music must be a physical need and a mental compulsion in each moment of
2: Live Aesthetic Immersion. One's aesthetic inclinations regarding sound
should bleed over into and flow from all artistic disciplines as easily
as they do from daily experience. There is no reason a sonic composition
cannot be inspired by or contribute to a drawing, a tasty curry, or one's
choice of socks.
3. When in Doubt, Bum Them Out. If you can't convert 'em, make 'em run crying
and holding their ears. There is no shame in being a bummer. To elicit a
reaction - positive or negative - is a valueless proposition and a noble
pursuit in its own right.
4. Get in the Van. This is self-explanatory. Read the book, live the life.
5. Seek Strength Through Strength. Gear's gotta be carried, sleep must be
forsaken, and long tours have to be survived, knowing all the while that
ideas flow best when one has the stamina to let them out. Through proper
consumption of wholesome fresh foods, daily strength training and sports,
and copious amounts of fresh air, one can foster personal fortitude and
allow room for creativity to flower.
6. Join the Family. AIDS Wolf is a nuclear family, from which flows an ever-expanding
extended family network. Artistic collaborations, shared travels, exchanged
stories, and general camaraderie with other bands and artists are not only
motivating and inspiring but also serve as a vital metrics by which to measure
one's own perceived worth.
7. Allow for Sonic Fields of Nothing. The use of negative space in music
and design creates new dynamics, abstracts the obvious, and challenges both
the creator and the audience.
8. Lift Anchor and Set Sail. De-anchoring compositions by dispensing with
a bass guitar allows AIDS Wolf to make rhythm, often muddled, confused,
and obscured with polyrhythmicality, the central feature of its performances.
Lacking a "mama heartbeat", in this way, pushes the band out of
predictability and puts atonality on a pedestal.
9. Become the Weird Punks. Remember when punk was weird and when weird was
punk Destroy genre straight jackets and move out of the comfortable. Confrontation
with norms and expectations is where the AIDS Wolf family is most at home.
Now that you have studied and committed the 9 Principles of AIDS Wolf to
memory, you are ready to carry them into your daily life. Find failure and
misery as you are guided by these tenets and bring them with you into the
wider world. For more information about AIDS Wolf, visit aidswolf.net or
see them on tour in a city near you.
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