An excerpt from the Dazed & Confused online (ie Dazed Digital) interview with the oft moving and traveling musician Jeremy Jay.. When I read this interview I didn’t even know what his music sounded like, but I did recognize that the following resonated with me – for what he said about music, but also that in a very real sense, the distilled essence of his remarks ring true regarding what photography partly does for me on a personal level – the aspirant India ink for my human fear of losing or accidently letting slip away that which I hold or wish to hold dear, however my interpretation of it as time moves may metamorphose..
DD: Do you always feel compelled to always be writing new material because you get bored of playing older songs?
JJ: Well, records are just a document of time – special moments captured where people are all together in the same room at the same time. Some songs come through and live on, but they mean different things to people at different times in their lives. It’s like, when I was young I read Weaveworld by Clive Barker and it blew my mind, I recently re-read it and a lot of what I enjoyed about it when I was young just seemed too long… There are songs that seem to remain strong forever though, something like “Sleepwalk”, which is so pure and from the heart.