Artsit INTERVIEW: MATYASCORVINUS
1. Hey Matyascorvinus, super nice to have the chance to chat with you. What first got you into music?
Thanks! Super nice to be here. It all started when I was a baby. My sisters were at their teens, so we had a constant rock ’n roll going on. They played me records and I used to swing to the music. I could not even walk back then, I was so small. My entire family, together with grand parents, was a bunch of musical people. They were singing in choirs, we had the radio on all the time, they used to listen to their records, they used to sing in different occasions…my mother also used to sing to me, children’s tunes. So in practice the music was given to me in mother’s milk.
2. What’s your favorite 70’s artist?
Oh, there are SO many favourites! I love Slade, Sweet, Gary Glitter…But one thing that always rings my bell (loud) is ELO (Electric Light Orchestra). I wish I was like Jeff Lynn who was a true, unbound musical genius, in my opinion. His works are brilliant and crazy. For example Roll Over Beethoven, which is an absolute, whacky, space trip. It’s one of the best cover tunes ever made. Yes, it’s a cover song, originally made by Chuck Berry. However, ELO makes it their own. I warmly recommend everyone to check it out.
3. What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next 5 to 10 years?
Very good question. I hope my biggest achievement is to stay faithful to what I’m doing. And keep doing it, while achieving more and more people understanding what I’m doing. Worldwide. It has started quite nicely, hope it will stay that way.
4. Do you consider yourself a music fan?
To be honest, more than a fan. I was born to the music, I was raised to the music, my life goes on to the music. It’s what I breath and it’s something my soul desires. Still, after all these years. There is a nonstop jukebox in my head.
5. What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I made a long career in international logistics, but quit two years ago. Right now I’m working in pest control. Yes, rats, bugs etc.
6. What is the biggest challenge of being an artist?
For me the biggest challenge is to maintain the entire artistic process. Right now I’m doing everything from A to Z: composing, arranging, playing, recording, producing, distributing, promoting, socials…I also make all the cover art. So, it’s sometimes a bit challenging to find time and have enough strength. Especially when you have a ”real” job. But the best thing is, that I’m also making my own schedules. No other people involved. This gives the freedom to do whatever, when ever.
7. Can you tell us a cringe memory of yours?
There are many…too many. 99 percent of them alcohol related. That’s why I quit drinking almost eleven years ago. Which, by the way, was the best decision in my life. I actually do not care if I make people cringe, but being honest to yourself and admitting that you’ve f…d up can be devastating. Understanding that there’s no-one else to blame, but yourself, can be crushing. And those memories just do not fade easily, seems.
8. Who is your inspiration?
There are people. And there are things. And there’s the world. My inspiration comes from everywhere: from nature to Netflix. And everything between. History and literature are very important. I read a lot, so a lot of inspiration comes from books. I’m also a news freak. I constantly follow the world, what’s happening. So, basically the whole universe is an inspiration.
9. Do you listen to podcasts?
For some reason, not. I am an old school radio listener. I like to hear things live.
10. Do You Agree with the Pigeon?
I’m sure there are many things we can agree with. But for me the thing is that I approve Pigeon. I like the punk-rock attitude that sites like your’s, for me, represent. I have never believed in big record companies or big music media. I’m a real fan of grass roots activity, including blogs, zines and underground scene. Real DIY vibe, that is. Mainstream things are not for me, selling a lot of records is not interesting. The way of doing things matters to me. And the best way to do things is to do it yourself. I think the best things in music industry have happened in underground. Not in record company owned offices, by executives. A plain will to do is the most important thing in creating music and music related stuff. Even if you are not getting paid. That is what Pigeon and similar are to me.
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