In a recent interview with 98KUPD, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge talked about common point of successful musicians and athletes and filmmakers.
Here’s the statement:
“I think that many of our successful musicians and athletes and filmmakers have a very similar background where you knew that a little beehive in your gut made you feel different and you wanted to reach out beyond the borders, the confines of your school, your street, your city, and your talent.
I don’t think that what I just said is a typical Swedish thing. It’s everywhere, but I definitely think that that culture of difference, but also the virtue of not wanting to become anything greater than anyone else, causes an explosion within certain people that make them really want to break out of that.
So they leave and go and do it, or don’t, but that’s why I think Sweden – there’s definitely a great melting pot in the bigger cities of all the creative people.
I have a sort of this Groucho Marx syndrome where I’m like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to be around this many creative people, I fucking hate creative people, they’re awful. I want to be the only one, please.'”
On his biggest secret, he said:
“I try not to be ashamed of things that I like. There’s really nothing that I can come up with that I would feel ashamed of, but I think certain pleasures of mine might be a little… sort of pathetic…
I enjoy watching YouTube clips of blackheads being popped… There’s my favorite clip that when someone has like this big thing in his ear. He has what appears to be a blackhead, but then they start carving it, and it comes out like a dice of just filth. It just gives me something, some gratification for watching that.”
You can watch the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement.