Posts tagged ‘Tori Amos’

March 21, 2011

Accidental Bear Talks with Brett Gleason; Q & A

by Accidental Bear

photo by Walt Cessna

Accidental B. : I myself try to mediate to calm myself. When you shut your eyes where do you go? Do you see music?

Brett Gleason: I usually see morphing colors that correspond to sound, sort of like an experimental multimedia presentation. I used to meditate but too many issues come up, I’d rather run (I’m very fast).

Accidental B. : I read you know how to play many instruments? Do you use a variety when you play live shows of do you keep it simple and stripped down on stage?
Brett: I play all the instruments in my music but the piano is my main writing tool so that’s what I play on stage. I used to play with a band but am putting together a solo act where I play along with beats and samples so I can get around more easily.

Accidental B. : When I say the word rainbow what’s your first thought?

Brett: Lame. Some colors suck.

Accidental B. : Would you classify your music as gay music?

Brett: Not at all, I don’t even know what that means. As far as I’m concerned, animals have sexuality, inanimate objects do not. My parents are straight, they made me and I’m gay: therefore, the creator does not project their sexuality upon their creations, they exist as separate entities.

Accidental B. : Love love LOVE this answer. I have always considered my writing and blog gay and beyond. Claiming to be just one orientation has it’s limits.

Accidental B. : What if you were referred to as a sex symbol ( by me), would you object to be to being objectified, like a piece of meat? :)

Brett: I’m cool with that, anything but being ignored. I’d like to think that eventually people would be curious as to what this piece of meat does and venture into my music.

Accidental B. : What’s the underground music scene vibe like in NYC these days?

Brett: I’m not really the one to ask, even for an ‘underground’ musician I’m pretty isolated though I would say that New York is becoming such an expensive and commercially driven city that I can’t quite imagine it’s thriving. Making music is expensive but it’s nothing compared to the rent. There used to be a glamor to being a struggling artist but I’m coming across more condescension, as if something isn’t worthwhile unless it’s immediately profitable.

Accidental B. : If you were forced to do a do a duet who would be your first choice?

Brett: Tori Amos. I would give her a big hug, smell her hair and then sing, ‘Father Lucifer’ together (her playing the piano, me splayed out across it).

Accidental B. : Cut or uncut?
What am I from a third world country? Cut ;)

Accidental B. : YES! I feel like an investigative reporter when I get this good stuff out of stars. Next goal, make people cry like Barbara Walters!

Accidental B. : A tiger in bed or a little pussy cat?

Brett: Whatever the latest Mac OSX is – maybe a snow leopard? Grrr.

Accidental B. : I guess this is also in the eyes I of the beholder. I see you as a jack Rabbit! Wait ?!?! What are we talking about …

Accidental B. : Prefer a smooth face or facial hair?

Brett: Facial hair please, I can’t afford a properly exfoliating face wash and hairless people remind me of dolphins.

Accidental B. : Good man! You are charming my audience.

Accidental B. : Do have any tour dates in SF coming up?

Brett: Travel? What’s that? I haven’t left the tri-state area in almost 4 years. I’m truly bankrolling this all myself so for now, it’s NYC or bust.

Accidental B. : When I say taint whats the first thing that comes to your mind?

Brett: Yum

Accidental B. : Ha ha , now you are charming me.

Accidental B. : Gay marriage , your thoughts?

Brett: Yes, please.

Accidental B. : This ones for all the men out there hoping to meet you (get in your pants). Are you single?

Brett: I’ve been single for a while and am seriously fearing my ability to connect. I’ve been so focused on music that relating to people on any other level is becoming a challenge. Will you save me from myself?

Accidental B. : Dude, I like this level you speak of. I promise you there’s a special person out there soaring in space wondering when/ where are they going to meet you, yet don’t know that its you they’re looking for. Much love to you my friend! See you on the radio.

March 21, 2011

All Eyes On Brett Gleason | Musician

by Accidental Bear

There is no extinguishing this fireball named Brett Gleason. He’s knocked me down with his good looks and picked me back up with his powerful voice and lyrics. It’s not often you hear of an artist being compared to Trent Reznor AND Tori Amos , but I totally get it. Brett runs with a creative posse in NYC with obvious influence in his music. Brett’s debut video for, ‘I Am Not’ was #1 on the LOGOs ‘The Click List‘ which was a baby step in preparation for the marathon of success he’s is about to embark on.

I am under the influence of Brett Gleason

photo by Thomas Evans

 

Brett Gleason’s first solo effort, ‘The Dissonance’ is a unique fusion of alternative rock and electronica, combining the dark electronic presence of Trent Reznor with the earnest, piano-based pop of Ben Folds. From Brooklyn by way of Long Island, Brett discovered a love for music at young age after an accident left him with a severe speech impediment, causing him to spend his free time alone with music and books. Later, he would attend the New School University in New York where he studied writing and music. In 2010, Gleason made his debut with the EP ”The Dissonance’, which he performed and recorded himself, debuting a video for the first single, ‘I Am Not’ at #1 on MTV Logo’s, ‘The Click List‘.’

http://www.brettgleason.com/bio/


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