March 8, 2014
Starlit is a band from Los Angeles with an innovative, bold, poetically
potent and brutally beautiful sound consisting of brother and sister Max
Cassidy and Simara Delilah Rose. Not only is their sound a unique blend of old
school Metal music fused with Vintage styling in the vocals but the lyrics are
thought provoking and inspiring. From the start the singer of Starlit has always
been very expressive about her strong passion for the rights of non humans.
Starlit has many of their songs up on reverberation and three new songs
including one Betty specifically about opposing cruelty to non humans coming out
soon. Starlit will be giving The Animal Liberation front their song Betty.
How would you describe the sound of your songs and what sort of things do you
write about ?
Simara Delilah Rose : Our songs are seductive songs of war. Seductive because
they have an alluring, enchanting and intoxicating quality that pleasures any
listener's ear and yet they have content lyrically that also is for the soul,
heart and mind as I sing with themes of stoicism for any individual who is
battling the many daily wars within our societies. Intricate, multi layered and a
blend of some of the best musical worlds which is very inspiring to hear and
additionally the lyrics, the stories within each song are pretty in depth with
Each song is really a chant, a mantra, a prayer a
proclamation for the people who do not connect to the masses and never have.
Whether it is what we are told a family is supposed to be, or school, or
friends, or a job, or the government or religions and furthermore down into how
we are conditioned to think we are supposed to act a individuals.
There are so
many rules be they subliminally told to one from a young age through society
around them or be they blatantly enforced , these rules are almost always
ludicrous, destructive, unethical, immoral, without soul, heart or any level of
real intelligence. Many people adjust to these rules and are living Step ford
wives or lobotomized walking dead, others are brazenly maniacal.
We are the same
society who watched others be brutalized in coliseums , who would get off on
public hangings and who thrived on witch hunts. We are also still the same
society who made the Holocaust, Apartheid in South Africa, Segregation in the
United States. All these monstrosities are still very much alive and well within
the average human. So what about the people who do not fit into, nor do they
want to connect to all that? Well these songs are for them, from where they are
coming from and what they feel. And I am speaking about human and non humans
Non humans have more humanity than most humans. They have compassion,
loyalty, nobility and courage that is grossly lacking in human beings as a
whole, additionally we with out limitations of the human mind can only begin to
understand and recognize the abilities and skills of all non humans.
have been subjected to what is the most widely spread , widely accepted and
longest standing forms of torture, abuse, rape, slavery, disrespect and murder
that we humans have created, supported, and promoted in history's record. It is
important to note that while I do tell of all of this in the songs, I never ever
leave the listener feeling hopeless.
Giving up, giving in, staying stuck in
anger, fear or sorrow though understandable feelings to anyone with a clue
would only add to the many problems, I don't want to be a part of that shit. There is too much unnecessary shit in our societies. I believe in using that
shit as fertilizer to grow. I'm not going to lie about the truth and I am not
going to be silent but that truth is also a way to empower ourselves to be
better people and contribute something epically needed.
I also don't hate all humans. I do not and never have connected to most humans but I do care about
humans, and yes I still have faith in them.
All this destructive, hedonistic,
gluttonous, psychotic ways of non living CAN be changed for the better. All of
the harm we do is unnecessary, and truly insane, be it racism, sexism,
homophobia, and most of all speciesism .I say most of all speciesism because all
our issues stem from that grave demented and utterly false way of un-thinking.
When did you first have a realization about non humans and how we are to them?
Simara Delilah Rose: No one whom I grew up with was vegan or spoke about non
human rights or even human rights. No one spoke about anything important to me as
a child. I remember feeling the huge disconnect between myself and society from
my earliest memories.
I was in shock and did not know how to handle it. It is a
scary fucking thing when you don't connect to your parents, the school you go
to-what they teach, kids your age, religion or really anything you are supposed
to learn from, be close with, be guided by.... I felt like a fucking alien. I was
sure it was me , that there was something wrong with me. As I got older after
having my bubble burst a billion times I realized that most of what I felt I was
failing at or being rejected from was not people or things I wanted to connect
to and thus I accepted the world when it comes to humans over all is just fucked
and I wanted to change that. I know that anything IS possible.
I remember one incident very clearly. It was one of the few times I was with my
biological father. I was very young, maybe 6.
He put a plate in front of me and
was so delighted with himself stating it was a "pepper steak" and giblets. He
claimed it was very gourmet.
I remember looking down and seeing/thinking/feeling
This has blood-I have blood
this had bones-I have bones
this has flesh-I have
flesh ….. this is NOT something it was someone!!!
I also remember many times at family gatherings seeing veins in what was on my
plate. This disgusted me. I would place it in my napkin and go throw it in the
I stopped eating flesh around age 6 but I still consumed liquid flesh aka "dairy
" and eggs and I still wore leather, wool, silk because I had not yet connected
the dot and no one told me.
I did not know what veganism was until I was 15 but as soon as I heard of it I
immediately learned all I could. I WANTED to know as much as I could. As soon as
I learned something I ate, used, helped support, wore etc was connected to any
cruelty to a non human I lost all desire to use it, wear it, eat it.
NEVER been difficult to stay vegan. I don't understand how anyone could think so,
if an innocent being's rape, slavery, torture, death is connected to something
you use or promote why the fuck would you have anything but the desire to stop
at once and never go back?
Do you think there has been a rise in public support of veganism and how do you
feel about that?
Simara Delilah Rose: Yes and no about the public supporting
Most people go vegan for health reasons or because it's trendy. But
veganism is not about health reasons and a being's welfare should not be a
trend. Veganism is about the RIGHTS on non humans.
It makes me sick that
celebrities or anyone throw the welfare of these lives of non humans around and
turn their conviction on and off depending on the convenience of those rights being
It was truly a let down when Ellen who has said she was a vegan and
at the very least has been shown the facts on all the cruelties mentioned Rodeos
as she hosted the Oscars. She talked about Rodeos with nonchalance and a neutral
candor but there is nothing neutral or nonchalant about Rodeos where bulls are
starved, have peppers and Vaseline rubbed into their eyes to confuse and agitate
them, have their balls tied painfully and a sick fuck of a human riding them in
front of cheering idiots. Many baby cows are tormented and harassed at Rodeos as
Ellen added further damage by than going out of her way to order non vegan
pizza's coated in "cheese" which is really the by product of rape, slavery,
theft and murder.
Jared Leto another person who has stated he was vegan
understandably and commendably spoke up for the many human victims of AIDES but
failed to include how non humans are imprisoned in torture facilities in the
name of AIDES research, inflicted with AIDES and subjected to not just the many
painful stages of AIDES but fear, depression and sick inhumane tests done to
That show had MILLIONS of viewers.
Here was the opportunity for both Jared
and Ellen to take even just one fucking minute to shed some light on the non
humans and they both not only ignored the plight of non humans that but
Additionally I really loathe when humans say they are taking "baby steps" to go
vegan. What a load of weak willed shit.
While that human is taking their "baby
steps" someone somewhere is paying for that with the price of their life!
don't jump for joy when humans make tiny changes in their cruelties like no
gestation crates -whoopee -big fucking deal, that pig should not be imprisoned
and slaughtered in the first place- so you take the cages away they are still
subjected to numerous vile injustices. It is like congratulating a rapist who
announces they are just going to molest others and not "full on rape".
There is a large amount of Vegans who also attack anyone who is not just
peaceful and sweet about veganism.
They say that all vegans should ONLY be kind
and compassionate but sometimes genuine kindness and compassion means you DO get
fucking angry and you do take physical steps - doing otherwise in some cases is
weak and demented. The Nazi's would not have listened to "pretty please stop". Apartheid in South Africa would not have ended by passing out flowers to ever
racist and a silent protest would not stop a human being raped. Look I love to
be happy and give care and joy but I am not going to do that when another being
is being harmed.
One of the shadiest and biggest road blocks that is in the way of real progress
with the public and veganism is how the more well known so called animal welfare
organizations constantly promote actions and elements that directly go against
the very ones they claim they are fighting for.
For instance PETA and Mercy For
Animals both have shown videos that document how many cows and chickens are
raped, beaten, enslaved and murdered and yet they also constantly
promote vegetarianism, or they gush over lesser evils when they should be solid
in NO harm done. PETA has also advocated murdering dogs based on whether they
are pit bull or not and murdering homeless non humans, they state that murder is
a good solution for homelessness and dog fighting which is totally fucking
sick. It is like saying that all the Jews and Gypsies should have been murdered
since they were being targeted by the Nazis or that since human child
prostitution is a problem we should murder all children. There is so much shady
shit that goes on with the "big" organizations and celebrities and YES your
right I am harder on them because they KNOW the truth and are still adding to
the problems and because they have large numbers of humans that listen to them
so YES they should be more responsible, just and fucking consistent with the
Than the public excuses these immoral and unethical ways and states "but
they are PETA!! or someone is a RECUER or VEGAN" as if those titles give anyone
a free pass to get away with fucking up.
Anyone can call themselves a vegan, or
rescuer or "animal activist /lover"- anyone. It is just a fucking word unless
there is consistent actions upheld under, above and around it and any good
someone does does NOT exempt them from doing no wrong.
Every person makes
mistakes, can be an asshole, is flawed. No one is a saint and when people place
other humans on a pedestal they are creating a dangerous delusion.
I gotta say that the only human being I feel upholds the truth is Gary
Yourofsky. I don't worship or idolize him but I fucking respect and admire him
and those are qualities I don't throw around often or easily.
As far as more than just one person I support the Animal Liberation Front. To me
those are real heroes.
And the only people I think come close to what a saint is would be the non
Do you think non humans will be liberated in your lifetime?
Simara Delilah Rose: absofuckinglutely! Anything so
un-just, so immoral, so EVIL and sick will not thrive forever.
I stated I have faith in humans and I do and this is coming from someone who has
been to hell and back with humans a thousand times.
I also believe more in the power of anything or anyone positive though it may be
the minority and rare over any prevalent and majority of all negative.
I have never placed any weight in the number of something seeing as the majority
of most things are corrupt and fucked.
Non humans WILL be liberated in my life.