I always felt that Johnny Deviant was very much the antithesis of what is popular and current. It is this ideology that led to the motto and daily mantra, ‘Deviating From The Norm’ the objective being an escape from what is considered by many to be normal, ordinary and mundane. Frank Zappa coined it best, “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible”. This is true in so many ways. If we as the creative ilk of today’s society did not push our boundaries, how else would we achieve results?
Some people view music as an accessory, others just follow trends. I see music as a way of life. ‘Deviating From The Norm’ is here to offer an escape from the conventional.
These blogs represents the culmination of a twenty plus year journey. It’s an opportunity to give back something to the community by opening up new avenues and musical adventures for others to enjoy; whether it’s a new album that you’ve not heard, an album you’ve forgotten or an entirely new musical genre which you had previously not been exposed to. There is no single type of music I deal with, so whether you’re a hardcore metalhead a glow-stick raver or into bohemian avant-garde compositions, I trust you will find something of interest here.
Please make yourselves at home and feel free to comment or get in touch if you have something to say. I’m always interested in new sounds so if you have something that fits my every shifting musical “mould” do drop me a line and I might just have something to say about it.