I see music as a landscaped that fills the air and space. It's been a great creative tool and a feeling of accomplishment.
To get more people writing, producing and playing music
Working Class Hero by John Lennon
Warren Zevon, The EELs, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Ramshackle Glory, Johnny Hobo, Wingnut Dishwasher
Being able to sit down at my DAW knowing I have 4 or 5 hours free. If I can block off Tue, Wed and Thur and try to do maintenance like changing strings, patch cables and housekeeping. I was told it's 2 percent inspiration and 98 percent perspiration.
"Don't judge me but I write for 8th Grade Gym Class!"
I'm self taught so every gig is just a live practice. No matter how bad it goes, save your best song for last and get out asap!
This is a frightening thought, "musician's reality". I worked with a world class drummer over the years who was just a dick so most people wouldn't deal with him. My advice is "don't be a dick"?
I've only been here a week so I don't know exactly what i'm doing here. I write songs because that's the only creative thing I can do that's creative. I may be different because I'm not trying to make a name for myself or compete with anyone.
growing up poor and not getting the training at a young age
I repair acoustic guitars for struggling musicians. I cleaned out my shed and donated a PA and guitar amps for an All Girl Band Rehearsal Space.
Know how to not over play and leave them wanting more. Everyone should practice singing and learn what sounds best in their voice. I think times have finally changed and don't pretend you know something about philosophy. Musicians don't care about social issues and neither do the rich people who hire you.