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On the Hoof - sharing intimacy.

On the Hoof - sharing intimacy.

Sitting and chatting with the band members from ‘On the Hoof’ felt like a comical movie scene of a couple’s therapy session. Two of the three members Jeremy Bunting and Samuel Godsey went back and forth with witty banter, putting each other down while simultaneously swatting mosquitoes off each other so that neither would get bitten.

Jeremy argued Sam’s depression almost immediately upon sitting down for the interview. Later on Sam explained the emotion behind music saying, “Playing music is a source of unhappiness more than happiness”. Jeremy rolled his eyes and said, “I’m telling you he’s depressed. Thanks for being such a downer in the middle of the interview”

While Sam joked, “It’s just that there’s a lot of sexual tension”, Jeremy responded, “not anymore, not with that sunburned nose”. They both laughed a lot and then Sam got a little more serious and said, “I’m very aroused by all that business” pointing up and down to Jeremy – cracking up again.

While they are having fun at the age of 21 living in New York City and attending Fordham University, their efforts as a band are coming to a halt when Sam goes away to study abroad for a semester.  Jeremy semi-jokingly explained, “Ian and I are the rocks of the band. Sam, he just wanders in if he doesn’t have anything else going on”. Sam laughed for a bit and said, “Totally true”.

Both members wish that they could actually get paid to perform. However, they both recall one time they got paid two-hundred bucks to perform. Jeremy inquired as to whether or not Sam ever got his money for that show. Sam, the Business and Finance major said, “Uhhh, I don’t think so actually”.

But then, they play together and it all makes sense. They don’t take themselves too seriously, but they’re good. They don’t walk on egg shells around each other because they jive in their performance together. They have a lot of potential to be really, really good.

“Nobody will pay. It’s a lot of work for very little reward”, said Jeremy. These boys will quickly learn how much reward there is in the work they are doing just by learning to work with others, and create and share intimate sides of themselves through their music.

 

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Francheska Lopez- isolating body parts.

Francheska Lopez- isolating body parts.

Noise and Rhythm- going places with sound.

Noise and Rhythm- going places with sound.