We had the good fortune of connecting with BOGGUS and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi BOGGUS, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
It may come across at first seeming selfish, but I pursue music for me. It’s my way of expressing myself. When I write lyrics they are just an expression or just facts about my life and the things around it. When I produce for another artist it’s just me putting a splash of my soul on their project through in instrument or piece of production. And when I perform that is the highest purest form of me period. My art is not my identity but helps outsiders get perspective on my identity. And those who resonate with the music are those who I know I can resonate with because it’s deeper than just a surface level connection.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Super excited where we are as a band and as a crew. Nightstand Lamps is about to release our first E.P. titled ODD•I•TY. We have definitely had our struggles with this project the band recorded all of it out of our house based in Fortworth Texas through most of 2019. The process from start to finish has been a journey. These songs started when I was 14 first starting to write music and finally are seeing light almost a decade later. The project as a whole is a reflection of me at that age growing into who I am now. It’s very much a coming of age story and we are super excited for its release. The biggest lesson I learned through the course of the project is this. I am in a band with equal members and parts and so these first songs are mostly an expression of me, but the stuff coming after is a reflection of the band.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
So based in Fortworth TX we call it Panther city and if you were here for a week I know exactly what we would do. First Monday night we are going to TULIPS it’s the heathens regular bar also have great food. Tuesday we hitting up TWO SISTERS it is a top tier Cajun spot you’ll love it. Wednesday we are probably gonna walk around west magnolia get some tacos chill at the skate shop. Thursday we can go get coffee if you like coffe I myself will get a chai at CRUDE coffee. Friday we can have a game night next door you can invite your family I’ll try and make a good impression at GAME THEORY Saturday we would definitely end the week off with somthing at the FUNKTION Panther city’s up and coming culture hub for everything underground in the city And Sunday I ain’t doing anything may get some MAMAS PIZZA and chill
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Would love to give a huge shout out to the crew we are the HEATHENS ThaniaBear Holtz Davey Basik Pac Invalid Atlas Jack Solomon Rod All of these guys have helped push me to be a better creative a better visionary a better person. Every single one of them are the same in one way. We are all unapologetically ourselves.
Instagram: ThatsBoggus / NightstandLamps
Other: Find me at any of the spots I mentioned in the city
@BASIK THE OBSERVER @ATLAS BLUE @MY DAMN SELF