MrTransistor was not a music project but the pen-name I adopted when I was into writing poetry. Why inlcude it here? Well, I started writing poetry before I ever picked up a guitar or made any kind of music, but the style I developed as a poet strongly influenced my future lyrics and the poetry itself was written with a rhythm and meter shaped by my musical influences at the time (specifically Maynard James Keenan and Serj Tankian). So, while my poetry wasn’t music in a literal sense it was in every other way to me. MrTransistor was also the first alter-ego I adopted, establishing a long list of pseudonyms I have gone by over the years.
In short, it isn’t music but this is what my music grew out of.
(EK – struh – kayt)i came home last night to a house of flames,my possessions and hangups ablaze with fury.i watched in awe as photos of forgotten momentsfed joy and sorrow and angst and lust to the fire.all that i was disintegrated before my hollow eyes.i became less and less of a person every moment,and soon i would not be a person any longer.i would become just another vagrant, ronin,no belongings, no past, no home.nothing left to hold me back.
slowly, i return the lighter to my breast pocket.