Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brandon Chane from The Edge of the Known Trilogy by Seth Mullins

We're thrilled to be talking to Brandon Chane from Seth Mullins' The Edge of the Known Trilogy. It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Brandon Chane.  Can you tell us your story?

It’s not a very romantic situation. I’m close to my sister Rachel and my friend Tommy, who plays bass in my band. That’s about it. Rachel’s thirteen years younger than me, and I basically had to act as her dad because our real father was completely checked-out. Yeah, he’s pretty much drinking himself to death these days, and acting like he wishes I’d never been born.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

I like to think that I resemble a Plains warrior. My hair somehow accentuates the Cherokee in me. This also shows through in my darkened complexion and bold nose; and in my natural swagger, which many people mistake for an insolent posture.

What would I love the most about you?

I’m a sensitive soul, and beneath my tough exterior I know that I have a vast capacity for compassion and empathy. I believe in humanity and I believe in myself.

What would I hate the most about you?

I rebel against repressive prohibitions and then turn around and create a bunch of my own. I need to stop railing against the hate in the world and instead offer up some kind of alternative - find something to love.

Where do you go when you are angry?

To my guitar, ideally. Doesn’t always work out that way, though.

What is your greatest fear?

That I’ll really lose control one of these days, as has almost happened on a couple of occasions.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

Well, I was the one telling the story. Did I portray myself accurately? I’d say I did to a certain extent; but your perception of yourself is bound to differ from anyone else’s perception of you. I’ll just say that I stayed pretty true to what I remember, and how things appeared to me.

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

I’ve always been pretty reclusive overall. Saul sometimes describes me as misanthrope, because I’ve seen myself as this sort of visionary who’s different from everyone else. So, if I take an idea like that literally then it seems logical that no one could ever really understand me. That’s one of the beliefs that I’ve been trying to shed.

Who is your best friend?

The person who I’ve felt the most trusting of, and for the longest time, is Tommy Visconti.

Do you have children?

No. I’m in no place to provide for a child, man, despite all the practice I’ve gotten with Rachel.

What is your favorite weather?

Anything day autumn. I think it’s that sense that the surrounding life trusts what is happening, and doesn’t fear for what it’s shedding, that really fires my creativity. I write a lot of songs in the fall.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

We approach everything with regards to our band – from the music to all of our efforts to get it heard – like we could die tomorrow. And if not for the dream of living through our music we probably all would, too.

Title: What Casts the Shadow
Author: Seth Mullins
Pages: 240
Genre: Metaphysical
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 A troubled young rock musician, a mystic mentor, and a generation of lost souls longing for a new voice to emerge from the wilderness... When an altercation outside of a performance venue nearly proves fatal, Brandon Chane begins to realize how far his life is spinning out of control. His efforts to channel his pain, frustration and thwarted loves into his music may not suffice to save him. Then he meets Saul, a crisis counselor with the soul of an ancient medicine man, and a far-reaching journey of healing - one that may teach him how to steer away from the very edge of the abyss - begins.

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  What Casts the Shadow is available at Amazon. Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.

Title: Trust in the Unseen
Author: Seth Mullins
Pages: 234
Genre: Metaphysical
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 "We'd all thrown our fates to the wind, trusting in the unknown - in the Unseen, as our EP so proudly proclaimed - and that leap had thus far landed us in a place where we couldn't even grope our way forward in the dark anymore." Brandon Chane was beginning to realize that discovering his voice was only the first step of the journey. Now he must somehow learn to trust the depths from which it comes, and the unknown horizons that it may sweep him away to, even as every part of his personal world seems to be falling apart.

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  Trust in the Unseen is available at Amazon.
Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.

Humanity's Way ForwardTitle: Humanity's Way Forward
Author: Seth Mullins
Pages: 246
Genre: Metaphysical
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 "The echoes of those scars can clearly be heard in Edge of the Known's music. But one can also discern, quite distinctly, that other inexplicable thing that is within us all, the undying flame that transcends our wounds and sufferings..." Brandon Chane had always seen life through the eyes of an outcast, a misfit, a young man at odds with the world and with himself. Now they're calling him a wounded healer; a shamanic Pied Piper for the throngs of alienated youth; a thief of fire. He wonders if he and his band can escape the claims that the world has suddenly laid upon them. But what about the cherished dream that he's struggled so desperately to fulfill, the dream that finally seems to be coming to fruition?"

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 Humanity's Way Forward is available at Amazon.
Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.

Seth Mullins first conceived of his dream to write novels in his early teens, and this one desire has stayed with him throughout all the other myriad twists and turns of life. His inspirations include methods of inner exploration such as dream-work and shamanism and his experiences as a songwriter and performing musician. He studied creative writing at Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico and Lane Community College in Oregon. Seth has lived in Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon and (currently) Vermont.

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