Eugene Hutz is [ish] to Gogol Bordello as Perry Farrell was to Jane's Addiction.
Here is some information about Eugene Hutz.
- survived Chernobyl as a child
- grew up in various refugee camps across Eastern Europe
- became a model
- created "gypsy punk" sound/aesthetic, touring international rock halls and museums.
- became a rock star
- is now making movies
WHY THE HELL HAS THIS GUY NOT SAID TO HIMSELF:
This...is a little crazy.
I have survived a nuclear disaster, lived in impoverished refugee camps... AND I am a male supermodel.
I probably cannot pioneer a new genre of music.
OR create mind-blowing, spectacle-based theatrical punk rock shows that will get me gigs at the Tate, the Whitney, and about 7,000 other venues.
Also, I PROBABLY can't become a movie star.
... in a FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
So I will not even try.
Somehow he seemed to not ever think that. Amazing. I am always telling myself that I cannot accomplish SUCH lamer things.
Anyway, I am learning a lot about success lately. A big thing is this:
It takes courage to believe in your own genius.
Anyway, here are the opening words to his latest album.
It's better if you read them the way he yells them, in a very Boratty voice.
If we are here not to do
what you and I want to do
and go forever crazy with it
why the hell we are even here?
also. From the same song:
There were never any Good Old Days.
They are today! They are tomorrow!