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Singled Out: Ted C Fox's Osteomancer

08/01/2016
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Ted C Fox

Ted C Fox recently released his new studio album entitled "A Gospel Of Dirt" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us the story behind the song "Osteomancer." Here is the story:

"Osteomancer" was inspired by a crush I had once. It was unique among crushes because, due to social circumstances I won't delineate here, I wasn't really able to talk to her or pursue her. In fact I knew very little about her. She was gorgeous and seemed sweet and kind and she was always crying. The crush was a painful one. I didn't really understand why there was pain associated with it nor why I was so fixated on this girl that was always crying. I began having dreams about her and in our dreams we were simply crying together but it was somehow a redemption. Like somehow through our shared sadness we were saving each other.

I thought it strange that my brain would impose my emotional salvation on a girl I knew so little about. It was like I had a skeleton and I'd invented all the rest of her and granted my invention the power to save me.

I came up with a vision of a crazed hermit stumbling across an old shallow grave, imparting mystical powers on the bones and using them as protective ornaments against the evils of the world. He turned some into necklaces and hung some in trees. The bones became his protection and his purpose. Reborn, he burns his church clothes and dances around it in a maniacal blaze of salvation.

An osteomancer is someone who practices divination using bones. I felt like that's what me and the crazy old hermit had been doing.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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