The following is a fictionalized news post. To further expand on the lore, I decided to do an interview with the fictional band Light Harmony and S.T. Musician. I myself (The User), playing the role as interviewer. Without further adieu here we go.
Interviewer: First of all I want to thank you three for showing up, I know you are busy with your music.
S.T. Musician: No problem at all. Thank you for having us.
Light Harmony: We are happy to show up. We think it may help the people understand why we are here.
Interviewer: Well first off let's get the big one out of the way. Light Harmony, why even when you're not performing, you two are talking in sync with each other.
Light Harmony: We apologize if it seems strange, but we've looked out for each other for as long as we can remember. As result we we think, talk and act alike.
Light: We even....
Harmony: Finish our sentences.
Light Harmony: But we can turn it off if we want to, but we prefer it this way.
S.T. Musician: It took me a while to get used to it too, but it still drives me nuts.
Light Harmony: Hey.
S.T. Musician: Just kidding. It's those voices that made me realize they are perfect for singing in our group.
Light Harmony: Aww. You're too sweet.
Interviewer: Nice to see you all get along, most bands often have problems with one and other, even the greats. So how did S.T. Discover You.
Light Harmony: Well, as you know if you've listened to the first track of our lesson album, you'd know that we were but two poor urchins. Throughout our lives we had to survive, but at the same time stay out of trouble. Street Urchins get such a bad name. Many who read Oliver Twist, would assume us to be a bunch of famished cockney pick pockets who feign sympathy so we can rob us. So we try to set an example. We work to earn our money, we help those who can and well....hurt those that wish to harm others. However after one fight too many it not only got attention from the local gangs, but also the police who saw what we did as unlawful. Just when we thought we were done for, S.T. shows up. He doesn't even say a word to either of us, doesn't even lift a finger. He shows up between us and them and stares them down. It was like some dark guardian angel and the fear of God was in his eyes. Despite out numbering us 20 - 3, they all ran off not even looking back. Those cowardly bastards. They had no trouble picking on homeless teens, but a man in a hood with an angry look that says at least 10 of them will die, someone who could fight back, is too much for them. Afterwards he took us in, fed us, clothed us, gave us warm beds to sleep in, but most importantly trained us for his cause.
Interviewer: And what cause is that?
S.T. Musician: Changing the world. Through music, ideas and action.
Interviewer: A lot of musicians have tried to change the world through their music and although they got high praise, in terms of an actual sustainable impact they never really got anywhere other than rich or dead. Bob Marley for example thought he could heal hate with music preaching of peace and love. Yet even in death only a few people got affected, the world if I may be frank is complete and utter shit and more people were focused on how good the music sounded rather than the meanings of the songs. Only a select few appreciated what Bob did for them, but even that wasn't enough.
S.T. Musician: I suppose there's a question in there somewhere?
Interviewer: What makes you different from them? What would you do to help change the world.
S.T. Musician: Wow you really suck at downplaying. Didn't even do your full fucking research. All the different bleeding heart artists in the world you could have used as an example, poorly or not and you pick Bob fucking Marley?
Light Harmony: Calm down S.T.
S.T. Musician: Oh no, don't worry this is musician me talking. The man got shot and despite that, he still went to a concert because in his own words, the people who are trying to make the world worse don't take days off. Why should we? His sons, while doing their own thing try to honour his legacy. But to answer your question, most of the musicians since the days of Woodstock are pacifists by heart. They're good people with good intentions, even go the peaceful route by starting and funding charities for their respectfully. However words and examples alone are enough. There are some people out there, where words and avoidance of violence aren't enough. Where said examples, are considered weak to those willing to do anything to get ahead. Especially criminals. What makes us different is that we actively try to take action, by inspiring others that there is a better world out there, as well as teach them to be cautious of the things tearing it down. Basically we try to encourage the people to take matters into their own hands, because in the long run, ordinary people outnumber everyone else, yet are conditioned to believe that they are the weak while the few are the strong.
Interview: You seem focused on the criminal aspect of the world, why is that?
Light Harmony: Well, like every other thing that happens in the world, it starts out small. Pickpockets, turn into professional thieves. A hitman makes his first kill, but then has a body count that would make Jason Voorhees disgusted. Basically we fear that if crime is gone on long enough even the smallest of petty crooks could become the next international terrorist. So we warn our audiences to look for the signs that these people are out to take advantage of them, but at the same time encourage them to to fight back.
Interview: Is that all you do?
S.T. Musician: What are you implying?
Interview: Well let's not kid each other S.T., you and your group as noble as your intention come across as suspicious. You both contradict each other in appearance, yet you work well together. You sometimes don't travel with them in their street performances yet still somehow provide background music for them. Most importantly every single spot you've attended so far, crime has reduced steadily while injuries and even deaths of criminals are in an all time high. Some people are saying that you three are directly responsible for that one. Dishing out the punishments yourselves.
Light Harmony: Mere coincidence. While our songs do inspire people to fight, back we should not be responsible if someone carries out the inspiration their way.
S.T. Musician: And you say that we are the ones doing it? We're musicians and activists, granted we know some self defense, but we're not Judge and Jury.
Interviewer: Forgive me if I don't buy your innocent musician act, but I do have a source. A man who has been accused of multiple acts of robbery. He was last stealing bread to feed his family, was later seen dropped off a police officer. Both arms cut off and cauterized. It was like the perp wanted him to live with what has happened to him. To suffer. He says he doesn't remember your faces, but recognize your logos.
S.T.: Musician. That person wouldn't happened to be named, Johann Ludwig would it?
Interviewer: How do you know?
Light Harmony: Because we know exactly what happened that day. It happened when we were performing in Vienna. We were just promoting our first album and we see this man hold up a store with a gun and suddenly leaving with more loaves of bread than a person should carry. We found that odd, because we've met the best thieves and even they wouldn't go that far for food. He tried to make a break for it, through our performance, nearly knocked S.T. over when he was running. He dropped one of the loaves near us as goes. The bag was ripped open and we see among the slices of bread, 2000 euro in cash. We didn't really see him again afterwards, but we made it public what he did and returned the stolen Euro to the cashier.
S.T. Musician: He was so nice to us. Gave us twice that money's worth of Vienna's best chocolate.
Johann: That's a lie and you know it S.T.
S.T. Musician: Actually no, I forgot to mention, we record our performances in all angles. You can see for yourself.
Interviewer: My god. Is this true? Damn, I was planning on smearing you with this guy, but fuck. I am so sorry. You're right I am a shitty journalist, but I can do the right thing now. Security, call the police and have Mr. Ludwig escorted out of the building. I have a feeling this may get ugly.....no cuff his feet. He has no arms.
Johann: This isn't over S.T., Light Harmony, I will get out. I will train my legs more and I will personally kick you to the curb.
S.T. Musician: And I promise you, if you go after us or anyone else, you'll get what you deserve. Goodbye.
Interviewer: Well we're almost out of time, any closing statements you wish to say?
S.T. Musician: Best I can say is stay tuned for more music and try your best to heed us. What about you two? You have anything to say?
Light Harmony: Don't give up hope, we seen the lowest life has to offer and we survived. You can too.
You Are Strong. They Are Weak. Fuck Them All.
Interviewer: Ok then. Well thanks for coming by, hope we get a more exciting interview than this one. Thank you Light Harmony and Thank you S.T. Musician. Hope to hear some more music from you.
Well there it is. What do you think? And should I do more?