Z is one of the good homies. I enjoy collaborating with the dude because deep down inside there is this perfectionist being waiting to be let it out. Z in the blog, Isiah in real life. Z and I have been working on some recording projects for his solo career. Although when we first met up to record music it was for a hip-hop- group called Visual Doom that he is also an influential member in. We are in the kitchen cooking something up.
I guess being able to collaborate with other people you tend to spend more time with them too and the topic of conversations can get insanely silly but also prolific and meaningful. Recording music all day and night can get tiring. And even trying to force yourself to stay working can put a funk on a creative element in the mind. Sometimes it’s just best to call it and have a rest. Smoke break and some fresh air.
We sit outside and contrive understandings of the world under a radiant moon coming through the blanket of clouds before us.
SFMS: Hey Z if I was a Zombie and I was attacking you, would you shoot and kill me?
Z: Yeah, I would shoot you. No hesitation. Right dead center.
SFMS: Wow, just like that?
Z: Well, it wouldn’t be the “you” I know. It would be this crazed Zombie that had to be dealt with.
SFMS: I appreciate the honesty though.
Z: It’s not like I would be happy. I might say a prayer. Before or after. Depending on the situation. I mean if you’re a Zombie then I’m pretty sure there would be other Zombies I had to get rid of that were individuals I knew. Don’t go thinking I’m just trying to single you out as Zombie. They all need to be taken down.
SFMS: I don’t know if I should feel closer or distant to you right now.
Z: This is just a hypothetical Zombie apocalypse were talking about. Well, what about you? Would you kill me if I was a Zombie?
SFMS: No, I wouldn’t. I would capture you.
Z: What? You would keep me as a pet like Caliban.
SFMS: I would keep you in a cell and make it my life’s work to find a cure. Turning you human will be everything to me. I’m going to find a way dammit.
Z: I didn’t think of that. I just wanted to protect myself from these crazy Zombies. I’m trying to save a legacy and you are trying to eat me or whatever me.
SFMS: What do Zombies do actually? Do they just like flesh and meat? It’s not a Vampire thing where they drink the blood. I just saw Zombies as human creatures lost and hungry. Usually traveling in packs.
Z: That’s the thing! They just want you to be miserable like them. It’s almost like a threatening cult, creeping on you saying, “Do join us!”
SFMS: You know what to do when in the encounter of a mob of Zombies right? You just pretend to be one of them. Just mimic their stance and they’ll just think you’re like them. Really sell the role and you won’t have to worry about a thing.
Z: Maybe, I’ll give it a try.
SFMS: Yes please do.