Title: Never Explain, Never Apologise
Format: MP3 EP
Released: September 2010
Design: Joss Septik
The title of this sixth edition of the Perishable series is rather self-explanatory. We thought it fitting as The Ronchonnist’s behaviour can at times be misleading and that he might very well be misunderstood. But let’s face it, the advantage with being misunderstood is that you don’t have to justify yourself. You really don’t.
One of the more loathsome features of the insipid fodder they’re trying to pass off as art or entertainment today is the complacent convention according to which characters are called upon to explain their motives : “We come in peace”, “Our planet is dying”, “I’m still in love with my ex”, “I grew up on a farm”, “I wasn’t properly breast-fed”….
I often cringe at such moments, at the great divide between everyday life and dramatic convention. In life you don’t have to explain yourself if you don’t want to. Not because there isn’t an audience: there is one and one habitually hungry for motive at that. It’s just that they don’t have any right to them. They haven’t done anything that entitles them to any.
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