Art should be painful, I believe that with every part of my being. Does this mean that I'm pretentious enough to call myself an artist? By Eris, I don't bloody know. I'm just trying to make your ears bleed.
I was born
I haven't choked on my food yet.
Yeah, sure, every now and then (once) someone will be drunk enough at a goth club to say, "Yeah, I need an opening act..." I'll bring some equipment down, plug in a drome CD, and usually freak the fuck outta the crowd with a spoken word piece composed just for that night.
There's really no telling what influences me, I listen to everything. If anything is a testament to noise being a viable form of music, it's "Revolution #9" By the Beatles.
Sandpaper, tuning forks, microphones on EVERYTHING, electric fences, anything that will make noise...