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EXGF – Idle Hands

People always talk about how music speaks to you but for me the best kind of music is the type that speaks for you. We’re all growing, trying to realize ourselves, find our paths and often times there are certain ideas and things we feel and believe that we simply don’t know how to effectively communicate, not just to the outside world but more importantly to ourselves. You seek those answers but can’t find them and then suddenly a song or lyric comes along that summarizes it perfectly. That’s what the lyrics from EXGF’s Idle Hands were to me…

You, you don’t have the answers and think that we all do…

There’s something wonderfully profound about that. It’s easy to look at the illusion of someone else and desire that, it’s even easier to look at yourself and feel like you’re in a constantly nebulous existence in comparison. But those lyrics capture the beautiful truth, that we often look to and at each other for the path…

And we, we don’t have them either, we make them up and break the ones that don’t agree with how we see it…”

It’s human nature, tribal instincts, how we’ve grown and survived. At dinner last  night one of my oldest friends said something very profound, that a leader is just another position. It’s no less or greater in importance than any other position. Humans have expectations of reciprocity, that means we all look to each other for answers, inspiration and guidance, the leader just plays the role of pushing forward and brining all those things together. I love that feeling, the feeling of community, shared interest, doing things for love; the feeling of the collective. That’s the feeling I get when listening to this record, it’s built in.

Pied Piper, you’re not the leader…

But not everyone standing behind the booth is worth the admiration, fit for leadership so see through the illusion at all times.

But that’s just part of it, all in all this song is about the vices that come out of boredom, the need to escape and elevate. For many it’s unfortunate that the path leads to destruction. For others the state of mind alteration isn’t real and I don’t blame them, it’s hard to alter your vibrations and distinguish between your real emotions and feelings vs what’s enhanced, it’s not for rookies that’s for sure.

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”  When bored we do destructive things, dangerous things, ill-advised things.  Drugs, sex, vice; excess is the simplest way to escape.  Some get lost and never find their way back,  but some find inspiration in seductive new highs and ambitions leaving us to wonder…is overdoing really such  bad thing?”

But somewhere in the verge is the place where EXGF resides, the place where you sky dive to learn how to walk better. It’s a dangerous place, it need realness to function because it redefines the commonly accepted notions of right and wrong but it’s life, it’s adventure and I love it. There’s nothing like a feel good summer record that makes you dance, feel, think and groove, enjoy.