Chithunzi cha Mike Boggs wolemba Lisa Boggs Photography.

Lachisanu pa Epulo 19, Luce Foundation Center hosts one other installment of Luce Unplugged. Jessica McFadden, the Luce Foundation Center’s Program Assistant, reached out to Mike Boggs of We Were Pirates to study a bit in regards to the band and its inventive course of.

Kodi mutu wakuti, Tinali ma Pirates, umachokera kuti?

Ndili mwana, ine ndi azichimwene anga ndi ine tinkanamizira mabedi athu ogona anali zombo ndipo tinkakhala achifwamba tomwe timakhala tomwe timayenda munyanja, ndikupita kuzinthu zosangalatsa. Nthawi zina sitimayo inali makina am'nthawi ... Ndi dzina kachiwiri mpaka nthawi yomwe zaluso zinali chabe gawo labwino la moyo watsiku ndi tsiku. Monga munthu wamkulu wokhala ndi ntchito, kupanga nthawi yopanga zojambulajambula ndichinthu chimodzi chomwe ndazindikira kuti chimafuna khama ndikuyika patsogolo zinthu mwadala. Chifukwa chake, ndi mtundu wa chikumbutso kapena chonenetsa kuti kuyika kolakwika pakapangidwe kazinthu ndikofunikira kwambiri kuti mukhale ndi moyo.

Kodi mamembala a gululi adayamba bwanji kugwira ntchito limodzi?

Mzere wokhala wa Tinali ma Pirates yasintha maere pazifukwa zomwe zimapezeka koyamba mu 2007. Ndidasewera ndi oyimba osiyanasiyana komanso anzanga abwino pakapita nthawi, komabe gulu ili ndilabwino kwambiri. Kate Rears Burgman adayamba kutenga nawo mbali mu bass mu 2010. Woyamba Ma Pirates Panali zosangalatsa za DC United. Kenako Pat Frank adazindikira mphindi zonse zomaliza kuti apite ku Austin, Texas kumwera chakumwera chakumadzulo mu 2012. Amadziwika kuti anali gig wokhazikika kwa iye, ngakhale zaka zisanu ndi ziwiri pambuyo pake, ndikukhulupirira kuti ndizotetezedwa kunena kuti akumamatira kuzungulira. Scott Greenberg ndi membala waposachedwa kwambiri wa oyimba gitala ndipo adalowa nawo mu 2013.

Ndizopindulitsa kwambiri kutenga nawo mbali ndi anthu omwe samadzipeza kuti ali ndi mphatso zambiri, komabe omwe nawonso amakhala anzawo abwino. Takhala ndi mwayi woti titenge okwatirana nawo komanso mabanja athu ndipo canine yathu ipite nafe kunja kwa mzindawo kuwulula ndipo ndikumverera kuti ndili ndi mwayi kuti tonse timakhala oyanjana moyenera komanso moona mtima.

Mwapanga nyimbo zambiri mosalekeza kuyambira 2007, kuyambira Mbalame EP, ku nyimbo ya Wokondedwa Bambo Watterson mu 2013, mpaka nkhani mu 2016, ndipo tsopano ntchito yanu yatsopano, atapita. Kodi mungatiuze pang'ono za momwe njira yanu yoyambira ikuwonekera?

Nthawi zambiri, nyimbo imayamba ngati nyimbo yomwe idzagwere m'mutu mwanga ndipo siyingachoke. Zikatero, ndimakhala pansi ndi gitala kapena kiyibodi ndikulemba manotsi ndiyeno kuyamba kulemba nyimbo zanyimboyo.

Njira ina yomwe imakonda kuchitika ndikuti ndikhala ndikutenga nawo gawo ngati chida monga gitala, bass, kiyibodi kapena ng'oma ndipo ndigwera pachinthu chimodzi chomwe ndikukhulupirira kuti lonjezo. Ndikukupatsani chitsanzo cha sabata yapitayi pomwe ndidamaliza ndi nyimbo yatsopano yomwe ndikukhulupirira ndiyomwe ndimakonda kwambiri. Poyamba ndinkaphunzitsa gitala ndipo ndinapulumutsidwa kuti ndibwererenso kumalo omwe ndinkakonda kwambiri. Ndili ndi studio kunyumba komwe ndimakanika nyimbo zanga, chifukwa chake ndimatha kufotokozera mwachangu lingaliro lovuta kuti ndibwererenso pambuyo pake, popeza ndimathamanga ndipo ndinalibe nthawi yoyenera kuti ndipeze lingaliro lowonjezera.

Ndinafikanso kuno patatha masiku awiri ndikuziwonjezera pang'ono. Mchigawo chachiwiri chija, ndinali ndi gitala, nyimbo zomveka, ng'oma, ndipo pafupifupi theka la mawuwo adasankhidwa. Tsiku lotsatira ndidabweranso pano ndikuganiza kuti mwina ndikosavuta kumaliza. Maola ambiri okhumudwitsa, komabe opindulitsa pambuyo pake, ndidatuluka ndi nyimbo zomaliza komanso chiwonetsero chovuta malo omwe ndidawonjezera mabass, mawu omveka, komanso kugwedeza.

Gawo lotsatirali la njirayo limadza pambuyo pake ndikadzakhala ndi nyimbo zomwe zitha kukhala zolumikizana mokwanira kuti zikhale gulu la albamo kapena EP. Ndipamene ndimapeza nthawi yochulukirapo kuti ndiwone ngati zomangamanga zikuyenera kukhala momwe ziliri, kapena ngati ndiyenera kuyigwiritsa ntchito mwapadera.