“‘Company Man’ was created early on in our process of James and I writing music together,” Jonathan tells me. “It sort of developed out of this driving riff and thumping bass drum. There is a funny story about this song. James has a tendency to write lyrics as we develop the songs and I typically don’t know what they are until much later in the process. I kept thinking he was singing, ‘I’m a company man,’ but he was actually saying, ‘I’m a confident man.’ I started calling the song ‘Company Man’ and he never corrected me, so that became the title. I had this whole idea about what the narrative was based on the title but I was totally wrong. I didn’t find this out to very recently.”
In addition to his duties in Cyclone Static, Jonathan is a well-known curator and art gallery owner in the NYC area who has worked with many notable artists in the underground worlds of Pop Surrealism and Street Art including Shepard Fairey, Gary Baseman, Shag, and many others.