Last night veteran rocker and Situation Tranquil frontman KF Nibla appeared as a guest on Westwood One's radio program "Rock Legends". What follows are high points of the 4 hour broadcast.
WW1: Why fans should continue to care about the Band?
KF --"Music creates that resonance which vibrates through the whole being, lifting the thought above the denseness of matter; it almost turns matter into spirit, into it's original condition through the harmony of vibrations touching every atom of one's whole being".
WW1: Any truth to the rumor that the band is breaking up due to internal personality conflicts?
KF -- "At one time or another in our professional careers, most of us have had to deal with someone that we just couldn’t get along with. Despite the best of intentions and an all-out effort, antagonism and conflict seemed to rule. Fortunately, such situations seem few and far between.
As a leader, however, I've found that these situations surface more frequently among the people who work for me. But quite frankly I see this band as an expression of my visonary quest for truth. If my bandmates can't handle that I suppose maybe they should find a new job."
WW1: Can you tell us what is the basis for this in fighting with you and the rest of the band?
KF --Well quite simply, normal matter, the stuff of people and planets, is only about 4% of the combined matter and energy in the universe. Dark matter, invisible and exotic physical particles, and dark energy, a gravity-defying force behind the continuing expansion of the universe, makes up the rest."
WW1: I don't understand?
KF -- "The book of Ecclesiastes deals with the mysteries, the strange enigmas, that confront us in many of the situations we go through in life, the situations which make us ask the ever-recurring question, "Why? Why should this happen to me?"
WW1: KF what does this have to do with your band?
KF -- "I have been meditating on this, observing, seeking and thinking about it. I have come to the conclusion that even though we may understand that we are in the hand of God, nevertheless it is difficult to know from the events that happen to us whether we have his approval or his disapproval."
WW1: OK. Let's move on. Critics have stated that Situation Tranquil is no longer relevent in terms of what their music says to even the most dedicated of fans. How would you address those critics?
KF -- "Ha! The critics you ask. How can one tell when an entity is alive? It would be relatively straightforward to offer a practical set of guidelines if one's only concern were life on Earth
as we know it, but as soon as one considers questions about life's origins
on Earth, or the possibility of extraterrestrial life
, or the concept of artificial life
, it becomes clear that the question is fundamentally difficult and comparable in many respects to the problem of defining intelligence
That's what I would say to all those hacks who make their bread from trying to understand our music and our motive."