A little antidote to the weekend's yacht rock…
Earlie today, the co-lead of the Goons of Doom, Vaughan Blakey, sent a message to my telephone that read, “World exclusive! Ozzie’s just finished Goth Moth video! Single two from the new albs. You likey?”
I wrote back, “I do, and very much, tattooed pussy gets me every time.”
I then asked for a why, where, how and for its inspiration well, at which point I was directed to its writer, Ozzie Wright, the 42-year-old father of the modern air and art movement.
“I’m always trying to invent new super heroes,” says Oz. “They usually end up super villains. Goth Moth has no moral compass. She’s just out there in the dark flying around doing whatever the fuck she likes. She has four arms and is amazing at multi-tasking. She can spray-paint a penis on a wall and cut a man’s head off with a chainsaw at the same time. The only time I get to write songs is driving my piece of shit Subaru around town with my knees while I play ukulele with my hands. Maybe that’s why I came up with her having four arms.”
There’s a break in transmission.
“No, wait, it’s ’cause of the inset DNA. Don’t know how she came to exist yet but I better come with some backstory ’cause the fans are gonna wanna know.”
The first art, of course, is to assume it’s serious.
Which this ain’t.