Music has always been an inspirational source for being creative in the fine arts. Becoming a musican later on I realized that both painting and making music go hand in hand and feed each other. I would not know what to do if these sources would suddenly disappear and diminish.
Music that sets free visions of tomorrow and give timeless pleasure.
Get rid of fossil energies, spent more effort on improving your environment by getting a hybrid/eletric vehicle, getting rid of plastics, support WWF, use soil heating and all kinds of sustainable energies, invest into bioorganic plantation, use more local products and food , sail a boat and try to avoid long distance flights. Further more support more freelance artists and musicians.
I remember listening closely to Alice Cooper's album "Welcome to my nightmare".
Most of the artists from the ECM roster, Brian Eno's productions, Miles Davis and Ravel.
Inner visions, travels, looking at artworks and at nature.
Turning people inward, contemplating on things to come or visiting place in the past. Entertaining the body and mind with unfamilar rhythms, sounds and textures.
I feel good.
Music in sub venues are still underrated and needs more attention and finacial support. Being a freelancer is not a very easy job, it is strenious and vague. The industry should look upon their shoulders more often and get rid of too much focus on the mainstream.
It's a cool place where versatile musicians meet and share their output.
I am lucky I don't have to live on that, but I do understand the frustration, as I was being a freelnce artist for a very long time. I thing that what frustrates the most is the unknown future everybody in this business is confronting. If you do it you like it out of passion and if you stay true to yourself you will get appreciation sooner or later, but it's a hard way to keep track on that path. Concerning gigs it is really frustrating when there is only a small crowd in front of you.
Sometimes, by attending various concerts and spending on merchs if possible.
Truly speaking, compassion, virtuosity and openess are the main strings that pull together a high level musician.
For example long forgotten La Monte Young, Christian Marclay, Rei Harakami, Harry Bertoia, Paul Schütze and Nik Bärtsch.