Love music, hate egos. Love sessions, festivals, gigs, exploring music with new people. Also love beer, gin, prosecco and malt whisky/whiskey. Although maybe not in one sitting. Peace.
Music is a fundamental vibration of the universe. Playing and harmonising with others strips away all pretence and brings us as close to perfection as we might hope to get.
To keep playing, learning, growing, and discovering.
To turn discord into harmony.
So many answers because there was a lot of music in my childhood! It's a tight choice between 'Lovely Day' (Bill Withers) and 'September' (Earth Wind & Fire) as my step-father would play gorgeous music like this downstairs when I was upstairs falling asleep.
Lindsay Buckingham, Nick Drake, Nic Jones, Will Pound, Tim Cunningham, Ed Sheeran, Andy McLaughlin, David Gray, Damien Rice, Steve Miller, Dan Hands, Andrew Cairns, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Thile, Ross Grant.
Love is the answer.
Elated, excited, full of beans.
As with many cultural and artistic endeavours, music is both valued and undervalued at once. Valued by the audience, but not if they have to pay. Valued by promoters and venues, but rarely enough to pay good gig fees. Yet a world without music would be too awful to contemplate. The monetisation of internet music play has struck a devastating blow to general sales of CDs, albums, etc.
I'm very new but it seems wonderful. Very happy to be trying it out!
That despite playing around with a piano aged 4, I didn't start properly until I was 17.
Yes, I attend gigs and help promote where possible.
The willingness to try new things.
Will Pound, Andy McLaughlin