photo by Mitch Belding
Some people know that every DNT member maps to someone in the Beatles. Dan, with his pretty face and comfort with lots of attention, is Paul McCartney. John--no name change required--is John Lennon, the charming and irreverent prankster. Kyle is Ringo. Because the drummer is always Ringo, even if he is really good (and Kyle is).
So then that leaves George Harrison. That's me, Zeke--also known as Ezekiel Jay. Also known as Fourth Guy. George Harrison was the Quiet Beatle. He seemed kind of serious. He was definitely spiritual. It's true that I don't talk a lot on stage and I think it's a relief for me because normally, as the front man in Ezekiel Jay, I am running the show and it's a much different experience. With DNT I would just rather get in the zone, play my guitar and let John and Dan mic-fight about whether John's AIDS joke was appropriate at our all ages show.
This past year I have been making an EZJ album, with the support of the guys. They let me slack on my band duties so I wouldn't go insane. Because--for all of my New Age-y meditation--I'm actually not that laid back. After having been part of both projects for about 5 years now, I am really proud of what I have created on my own and what we do together in DNT.
If you would like to see the story of the making of my Emotional Charge record, check out my updates on PledgeMusic. Once the album is out, I told John he could remake my most serious and spiritual song with lyrics about herpes.
Now and then we think thoughts and write them here.