Textu is a song about human emotions filtered through ” unhuman ” technology.
Cell phones text and computers were supposed to make communication better and faster, but human conditions of fear and uncertainty, compound and make complex , “digital” conversation.
Sadness , anger and other negative emotions seem nonproductive in the world , but in music you learn to harness them. Dismal ,cold and raining , I left the house at 1am , not feeling at all happy, driving around the city looking for a “location” to shoot. In the streets were couples lingering after hours, men wrapped in sleeping bags in door ways , and a few wild boys on skateboards trying to find excitement were it had already passed by hours ago.I had no smile and the rain drizzled down on my camera. I found a spot and strained to hear my mp3. The skateboarders wondered why I keep singing don’t forget in the rain…