Levan Khubulava, known as Buddhuza, is a song writer and singer. Since I first time found Levan’s songs on the net, he’s creativity is impressing me. From his first interview with me I do know about Levan, that he is originally from Georgia and he loves music. Buddhuza is uploading his new and cool songs online quite often, has brilliant ideas and remarkable style of writing.
Hello Levan, nice to hear from you again. What has changed in your life since your first interview with me?
Depends on how close a look you want me to have. One thing I know, there are some shifts in the way I see and feel, and I think that outleaks in my music in some portions.
Please tell us about your first Album.
Actually, the songs on this collection of old demos (uncunningly called Old Demos) are my first attempt of home recording, except for first two tracks. Those two are recorded and mixed by a friend of mine at his place in Tbilisi. I remember we only had a couple of hours to record when I realized the lyrics were not completed, so I had to shush everybody and stretch straight on the kitchen floor to finish them.
This mostly acoustic album is not for sale, instead it is for free download from my website. These tracks were never meant to be published due to poor recording quality, where you literally hear cars passing by and furniture resonating with a broken guitar. I changed my mind when I realized I was not coming back to them again.
This sounds pretty funny. Why do you think do you compose and write?
A very simple explanation is that this is one of the most fun activities I know. It can be a pain in the neck, especially when this urge comes in the wrong hour (or so I think), while biking or sleeping, but I can feel this is my right outlet, so I don’t really mind.
I am grateful for your creations, it’s fun to listen them too. What inspires you Levan?
Hm, let me see.. last time it was traditional Indian fabric on my wall, the one before was a piece of music I heard and the one before that – something I ate. So practically, it can be anything.
It does not necessarily cause immediate activity and may not reflect in the final product, but I’m sure it has to do something with things I write.
Do you work on something right now?
I’ve just completed a song called Still a Surprise, a mix of Asian and Spanish music that reflects on childhood memories and what they resulted in.
Now I’m working on another track for the album and I think a couple of more will complete the concept of NowHere, so that I’m ripe for something else.
Amazing! Now I have some random questions for you:
What is your favorite quote?
No favorites, but I’ve seen a nice one yesterday: there is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. Pretty much reflects my Assume Anything!
Your favorite book:
Laozi’s Tao Te Ching, still enjoying it!
Your favorite musicion:
It was Koku Nishimura this morning.
Are you wearing socks right now?
Last person’s house you were in?
What do you want to know about the future?
Absolutely nothing! Predictions ruin fun.
Worst movie you’ve ever seen?
I’m sure there’ve been many, but at least I’ve watch them with the right people.
What’s your secret?
Something I don’t usually say in interviews but may randomly share on Twitter with total strangers.
Funny! What is the weirdest, strangest or funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I was once told my songs were rubbish and I told the guy we all produce rubbish.
Thank you Levan for you time!
And thank you, Khatia!