Music To Make War To is an effort to explore what living in a perpetual state of conflict means to humanity. It represents an attempt to find war in less conventional places and explain those findings through allegory and rock n' roll. Of course I didn't approach the subject in literal terms, as I'm sure many people will erroneously assume. In fact my work was done quite to the contrary. Also I feel compelled to say that I chose the title in 2011, as I have done with all my albums I have released since Love. The fact that war is on everyone's mind is purely a coincidence, dare I say a "happy accident".
War is insane. When war occurs between two groups of people and a foreign, hostile environment, it gives birth to a specific type of incurable madness... As if war wasn't mad enough to begin with. This is the case during WWII, specifically during The Pacific War, where the US Marines not only battled the Japanese but also attempted to fight off the jungle's disease soaked grip. Indeed it proved to be a wartime recipe for insanity.
War comes from within and without. War can be between two different families as well as within the very same family, those who are not only bonded by blood but also by surname, by legacy. War can happen between people whom love one another but are conflicted by their desire to destroy one another. Love doesn't always die when war is born. In many ways the act of war creates the opportunity for great acts of courage, moments of compassion, times of reason, thoughts of regret and a deeper understanding of love. Now more than ever, in times like these when it appears that some invisible yet inevitable war is on the horizon, it is crucial to recall the past and the total reality of war.
So, who's ready to take another ride on the carousel? - King Dude