here is an interview i did with Josh Weglarz, a poet and the lead singer of the pretty boy band. we are really good friends. he is a great guy check out our convo below!
are your poems all about a certain someone? a muse?
-Everything I write involves someone in my life, there isn’t a specific thing or person, just anything that makes me feel something. I just like words, and it feels good to write things. I am glad that anyone would talk the time to read anything I wrote honestly, I just feel good doing it; hopefully someday I would be able to make a living doing one of the things I love.
you started a band? name? who are you band mates?
-Our Band is called Pretty Boy, the name comes from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “ The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs,” it’s about a boy who goes to hell and steals the devils golden hairs for a king in order to marry his daughter, the princess. The story encompasses all the elements I appreciate in writing and in our music, the journey, the dark spiritual aspects, and love. I feel that it represents our band well as a whole.
what sound do you guys play?
-For our sound, it’s difficult to describe properly. We make beats with Maschine beat pads, Sam plays guitar, Seth plays drums and I sing. So dance music mainly, we make disco songs, hip hop songs, some blues, anything that comes out.
what do you guys have planned? album?
-Right now we are working on a set of 13 songs with wheresnovyon (Finding Novyon). The project is called , “13 wretched faces: Resolve into Remedy,” and it will the first recording that we have with this band. We are working on the songs now and will be recording when we are finished. We are writing all the songs together. Each song represents a different group/ person in history, all writing has to do with recognized religious groups/cults, differences/similarities between them, and their delusional leaders. The results of these things joined together and the inevitable outcomes. Some aspects of fairy tales mixed in, Bluebeard by Charles Perrault, about an aristocrat who murdered his wives, the compass is curiosity, and its effects. It is supposed to symbolize finding reserve to resist delving into things that aren’t worth the time or the risk.
you are completely sober? and vegetarian? why?
-I don’t drink at all, I just don’t really like it. Also I have too many other vices. And I have been a vegetarian for 8 years, I do my best to not eat anything that has to do with an animal. I can’t say I’m vegan, but I would be if I had the time and money to have all a vegan diet requires. Doesn’t matter to me what anyone else does or thinks. I just don’t think anything should die just for me to eat it, when I can live healthily without it. Basic ethics. Say what you want about loving animals or whatever, it’s just not right.
what do you represent? goal in this lifetime? what word are you trying to get out?
-I don’t know that I stand for anything or represent anything, just trying to understand this shit like everyone else. Hopefully others would be inspired by things I write, or music we make. Finding beauty in weird things, pretending like this world doesn’t exist, whatever it takes to stay above.
-Check out our band page facebook.com/Prettyboymusic
Thank you sincerely to anyone who supports me/us in anyway, love you all, its awkward as fuck trying to be yourself in front of a world of people who want you to fail. Stay close to genuine people/artists who support you and nothing can stop you.