A famous English musician who is the current songwriter and lead vocalist of the band he founded named Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, was recently interviewed by ‘Stephen Humphries of Under The Radar Meg’ this week and shared what he’s doing in self-quarantine and the reason why he’s bored of playing guitar.
As he was asked what he has been up to during the coronavirus lockdown, Steven stated that the main thing he’s done in lockdown is the ‘Album Years’ podcast with Tim Bowness. He also added that he’s working on his new book for some time.
In the interview, Steven also asked if his interest in an electric guitar has waxed and waned. Steven admitted that he’s a bit bored of the guitar right now and explained the reason for it. He also told his non-traditional approach to the guitar breaks like ‘Eminent Slaze’ and ‘Follower.’
Here is the statement of Steven Wilson:
“I am a bit bored of the guitar right now. But I think there’s a broader thing here, which is we live in the electronic world now. All the sound we hear on a daily basis around us is electronic.
My kids, they don’t hear guitars unless they actually go and specifically listen to a guitar song. Everything around them from the sounds that their iPad makes, to the sound coming from the TV, to the doorbell chimes.
What place does the guitar or the bass or the drums have in the world like that? Well, increasingly less and less. I like the idea that music continues to evolve and continues to upset old people like me because it’s gone in a direction that is not as familiar to us.”
Steven Wilson added:
“I think the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll music, rock music, classic rock music that prevailed for about 50 years – from the 1950s through to the end of the 20th century – is going the same way that jazz music went.
Because jazz music was the popular mainstream music of the first half of the 20th century. And classic rock and rock music was the popular mainstream music of the second half of the 20th century.”
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