I might as well look as alien as possible because it reinforces a point I am making. My whole thing is that I approach everything as an absolute outsider. It’s the only way I can break so many rules. Remember, my background is totally strange – German classical opera. So I was uncertain about coming from that to rock. It was just as shocking for me to sing opera in a falsetto soprano in Germany. It was another rule I was breaking. You just didn’t do that. And I am helped by the fact that pop and rock, which you would think has no rules at all, is really just as conservative as classical music. So what I do is doubly shocking. The difference is that punk audiences admire that I can shock them. Nothing is sacred to me. Who is making the rules anyhow?

– Klaus Nomi

i’ve mentioned before how much i want to see this documentary on klaus nomi called nomi song. and now there is a trailer which just makes me want to see it even more. it’s very doubtful it’ll play here at all. i just hope it comes out on dvd soon. via male.dei.

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