Now Vincent has yet another thing to blame me for. First it was the Geeks In Love, his online comic strip chronicling the daily lives of a pair of geeks. You see, he says I’m his muse, which is why it’s all my fault.
To my knowledge, I had never been a muse before I met Vincent. Sure, I’ve had guys recite things to me like “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / Her infinite variety: other women cloy / The appetites they feed: but she makes hungry / Where most she satisfies…”* That was nice. Very nice, even. But they were just quoting other people’s words inspired by other muses.
It’s rather scary to be a muse sometimes; a big responsibility. I feel pressure to keep the inspiration flowing. But evidently I’m doing something right, because for the last three plus months, Vincent spent big chunks of his spare time at his computer in a creative bubble; oblivious, impervious, uncommunicative. If I pouted that he wasn’t paying enough attention to me, or suggested he occasionally take out the trash too, he would grumble “This is your fault.” I guess that’s one of the hazards of muse work.
So what was he doing for three months, you ask? The answer is a beautiful, colorful, exciting, fun, sophisticated new site dedicated exclusively to his music. I must say I do excellent work (he’s not bad either).
Until now, his music has been scattered all over the Web and it was nearly impossible to get a sense of just how prolific and versatile a composer/musician Vincent really is. So I bitched (as per the muse job description) and said he wasn’t giving his music the respect it deserved.
As they say, “good work is rewarded with more work” so, because I’m such a superior muse, as soon as the music site was done, Vincent went into another (short-term) bubble making his first ever music video for his song Round and Round (NSFW version). Here it is, for your listening and viewing pleasure.
Not only am I the official Vincent Knobil muse, I am also the official biographer (see the “About” links on the Geeks site and the music site), and camerawoman for his soon-to-be-famous (or -banned) video.
If you appreciate my work, do become a fan of Vincent’s music on Facebook!
*Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra