So difficult to put into words as different songs can take you to different places, happiness, sadness, awesomeness, melancholy, etc. There isn't a day goes by without me listening to music either through my own playlists or one of the many great radio online radio stations.
I guess to be able to support myself through music and for people to genuinely like my music and play it regularly.
People - there are far too many idiots in the world!
I grew up in a very musical house and was introduced to all sorts of sounds from Mum and Dad's record collections - I guess it would have to be the first single I bought "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the great Charlie Daniels band! I also love his brother Jack! ;-)
Too difficult to answer - depends on my mood and what day it is - it can change daily but some of the bands that are always on my playlists are Def Leppard, the Scorpions, Cody Jinks, Steel Woods, Whitey Morgan and more yet to be discovered.
Something I've always wanted to do, it relaxes me, I enjoy the creative process and it makes me play even more guitar. As Bryan Adams said, played it til my fingers bled!
My songs don't always have messages but there is one on the new album that addresses bullying/shaming and the mental issues that are associated with it #mentalawareness.
To start very nervous, empty brain, forgot my lyrics, sweaty fingers can't play and that then develops into I love this sh1t!
From my perspective, it appears there is very little money in the music production and streaming business and that most of it comes from touring and getting out there as much as possible. It's early days for me and I am still learning. Breaking through is very hard!
Great idea and very supportive for musicians - I wish I had more time to spend on it as I miss a lot of value by not engaging more fully.
The time that it takes to build a following and the politics associated with becoming one of the "in-crowd"!
I attend as many gigs as I can, time and money allowed. It's always a good excuse for a beer and I love drinkin!
Self awareness, a good ear, honesty, no illusions of self worth, huge loads of perseverance, the ability not to be down cos something goes against your wishes, patience, don't be a hater, don't be jealous, applaud others success, listen to an eclectic selection of music, always sleep on something before going public with your thoughts or a response to something controversial.
You guys! You know everyone!