We had the good fortune of connecting with Jason Del Bosque and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jason, how do you think about risk?
Risk is such a sensational word. It excites some, and scares others. For me, it just means “chance”. Anytime you take a risk, there is a chance for positive and negative outcomes. You have to believe that the outcome will be great, or negatively-insignificant enough to not stop you from letting your freak flag fly. Dreamers shape the world. I want to inspire, and I guess the opposite of risk, is regret.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think what makes Normaria different, is our sound and music making process. It has evolved greatly over the years. We used to sit in a garage and beat on buckets, filling the room with cigarette smoke and beer fumes, hoping to find a cool melody. Now, we trust ourselves. We skipped a lot of music classes in our lives, relying on our drive. After going back to the basics, and putting purpose on the paper, better songs can be born. As far as “where we are”, we are at the bottom. Do people know of us? I don’t even know. Does that hurt a little? Yes. We have made so much effort to getting an album ready to record, and then, the world changed overnight. Moving forward, we have no excuses left to give. The music is coming. Our band dynamic has changed over the year and we will do what we must to get our album done. I think we are starting to peak our heads out of the shadows and learning how we can make this happen, still. We’ve learned more about what we aren’t, than what we are, while on this journey. Personally, I’ve learned so much with this band, and in this strange last year about what I want. I promise more Spotify tracks! We feel like we invented the genre, “wavy rock” and we want to keep on waving!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d ask that they show up at 11am with a few tall boys. We’d then hit up the TC Jester park and play some disc golf. Then we’d grab a bite at King’s Bierhaus and get stein or 2. We would need to keep going, so maybe we would then head to Boomtown Coffee on 19th st, afterwards. While on 19th we might as well check out the shops and get a cigar and our beards trimmed or something. LOL. Then, depending on how late we wanted to stay up, we’d get ready to hit up either Raven Tower on Main and North, or D&T on Enid St, or Big Star Bar on 19th.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to our friends, family, and fans. We miss you dearly and can’t wait to dance with you again!