We are Self and we hope you are yourselves too. Thatís probably the most secure thing you can be in this world - although you shouldnít get us wrong. We donít mean by this your fulfilment at any cost. Itís more about everybody taking a little bit more care of each other.
Today the power is in the hands of economy. Itís what dominates not only our lives but also politics and therefore the only thing we had to regulate the power of economy. And because everyone of us just wants to survive a little and because we all want to have a little fun time after time we give way to economics pressure. We get our schedule of work presented with a huge amount of information - not because itíll be necessary but because itís a nice decoration for modern life. None of us - to be honest - is able to keep an overall view. And having an internet access doesnít really help too: "this golden age of communication means everybody talks at the same time" (Justin Sullivan, taken out of a song by New Model Army).
So what can we do if we donít want to drown? We just go surfing
a little bit. If ever possible we like to hand in our responsibility at the
checkroom. Thatís only human. And one day we find ourselves in places where all
you are allowed to do is to function, to have a job or get yourself a job really
quick and on saturday you have to go shopping. Thatís normal.
The memebers of Selber are living in a place this nightmare has
already become true. Our hometown is perfectly organised for working and
shopping and a lot of people failed to cope with this. They all have a job, a
car and a bank account but on the way they all lost themselves a little bit.
Thatís what we are talking about in our songs. And thatís the reason we worship
the shark: itís the only natural enemy of surfers. Itís not too
bad being a bit afraid of getting attacked. Sometimes it just hits the board
sometimes the leg and very few it gets the whole rest too. But we donít want the
world revolution it just would be nice if everybodyíd be trying a bit harder to
do his best to take a bit care and to really be itself.