one day you'll laugh at the sad saga that was
my violent ego
My Violent Ego is/was the name of the musical affinity between Christy Brewster and Paolo Miceli. She from Edinburgh, Scotland, him from Rome, Italy, distant neighbors thanks to the Internet, - it all began in 2001 when they met on the forerunner mp3.com, and began to exchange music recordings via digital and mail.
Never vis-à-vis for years, they released two self-produced EPs, until the official debut on the French record label Ocean-Music in January 2003, - Carried-along-by-fate, - distributed in the U.S. by Tonevendor and Projekt rec, as well as in Italy by Venus dischi.
Promotional tours in 2003 and 2004, several collaborations with the Giardini di Mirò (Paolo records for them a version of A new start for shoegazing kids, featured in Songs for Broken Hearts and Asses and a vinyl 10" for Love Boat rec, while Christy sings on several tracks in Dividing Opinions and Punk.. No Diet..!), featured in the mixtapes of Best Kept Secret rec and Hoboken rec, My Violent Ego take a break in 2005 during the recordings of Clicks & Hisses in France, only to find themselves again ‘distant neighbors’ in 2009, for what will be scheduled in Fall 2011 ASAP as the new chapter of My Violent Ego, titled You might find your self.
In February 2011, three indie record labels, Handwriting, Sometimes, White Birch, co-release the EPs collection record One day you'll laugh at the sad saga that was.
Paolo Miceli was later also guitarist in a shoegaze band called Sea Dweller, and Christy Brewster, together with her sister Kaye, released an album via Ocean-Music rec under the monicker of Violet’s Revenge. Paolo joined shoegazers La Casa Al Mare as drummer in 2012.