In November 2009 I didn’t have any money or work, so I decided to try to write a song every day over Advent. It was the height of the militant atheist period in Western culture, and I was attracted by some aspects of it, so I called it Atheist Advent. I soon learned that the tension between two opposing concepts can be a source of creativity. I found out I could write songs much more quickly than one over three years, which is about what I had managed before.
This was the first song.
The songs grew into the band REASON BREEDS MONSTERS, which took everything much further than I had ever dreamed or imagine. We closed down in 2014, but reformed in 2018, after a long sleep during which Gin and John went to Indonesia, by bike, because they understand what humanity is doing to the biosphere, Katie also had wonderful adventures, and other band members did things which, if not equally interesting as those three, then at least pretty interesting all the same.
Here’s the last song RBM recorded.
This year I am trying to write songs again. I have no idea whether I will manage it this time.