his reply: "totally". three years later harris finally finished his first full length for corleone records: "he sought for that magic by which all the glory and glamor of mystic chivalry were made to shine - or - is music even good?" the former half being a quotation from arthur machens the hill of dreams, the latter half being a question doomed people ask themselves in the throes of mind crippling despair. work on the next album has already begun. says harris: "in the beginning lazy magnet WAS me. i was lazy magnet.. then it was more of a project, then a band. now i think of it more as a house...
you cant get evicted from your own head. lazy magnet is the street i live on.. folks are now invited to come and hang out on it." while touring the united states in 2003 with a simple set up of guitar/rhythm unit harris finally grew tired of playing by himself. in the process of recording this latest record several guest musicians were asked to learn and record parts for certain songs. it stood to reason that when it came time to play a show folks who had guested on the record could perform their parts live.
this is finally how the project became a band and now exists as a loose experimental recording/performance collective... in the past 10 years providence has suffered from the loss of several [all?] diy performance/live/work spaces.. some with a higher profile than others but all adding to the excitement and inspired creative output of their participant's lives. it'd be impossible to quantify the loss to human cultural advancement suffered as a result of the current condo-ization of america... except to say that at the very least it is terribly significant. harris has no problem acknowledging that the extension of lazy magnet from a simple solo project to a freeform collective is a conscious form of resistance to this shit lifestyle.
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