a little interview we did with Ryan from that ghost.
it will be featured in our zine. enjoy.
With his dreamy vocals and his melodious lyrics. It's no wonder Ryan is becoming a prominent star in the music galaxy. From the time we first heard his music our ears and our minds are in perfect harmony.
hello Ryan. tell us a little bit about yourself?
i live in northern california. i don't do much other than attend school and create music.
you started making music because..?
making music has always been the easiest way for me personally to spend my time and to say what i want to or don't want to.
i take influence from folk/country/acoustic music more than anything else musically. old scratchy recordings that are minimal but strong. and of course loads and loads of other things too. but other than music, being outside among living things that can't talk or bother me is a great influence. or dead things too i guess. walking on dirt, dust, and grass and being away from people.
dead or alive who would you collaborate with?
my brother because he is a very technically skilled guitar player and i am not.
what can people take away from your music/ what you want people to take away?
i guess i want people to make up the meanings of my songs. i know what they mean to me but what they might mean to someone else could be completely different. if someone asked me what a certain songs means i would tell them what i meant when i made it but otherwise they should decide for themselves in relation to their own experiences and feelings.
inside your head, messy or neat?
very very messy. too many worries.
it is clean but has too many things for the size of the room. i have my drums set, guitars, record player, books, television, and so on.
past present or future?
future. i wish i could enjoy the present more than i do but i can't seem to settle down right now. maybe when i am older. i just continue to look forward to what will become of me whether it be good or bad. but if you mean past as in past time periods then i would have to say i would have liked to have lived during anytime between the late 1800s to the 1950s. i don't think i belong in this generation.
three songs you would put on a mixtape?
well i would like to think i had more space to put songs. i don't think i can pick three songs.
check out ryan at www.myspace.com/thatghost