Music is life. Playing music and performing is the only time in life I do not feel stress, I do not hurt, I do not worry. It makes me feel alive and happy. It makes me feel like I belong to something important.
For music to be my only job. I would love to no longer have to work a soul sucking day job any longer.
Why would I want to change the world? The world is always changing and evolving. I think we all do our parts to change those around us and I am happy with my contributions to those changes
Puff the Magic Dragon was a big one in my home. My family loved them some Peter, Paul and Mary.
I love Clan of Xymox and Virgin Prunes.
Everything around me. It is in the very fabric of my being
I want to create an atmosphere with my music. I want people to get a feeling when the hear the music that I write. Since I am not writing vocals (That is someone else's job in my band) I am creating the tension and setting the mood that keeps the listener on the edge of their seat or makes them leave the light on when going to bed.
Alive and at peace
Too early to tell (I just hopped on here 10 minutes ago)
Getting people interested in something new. The genre we are in is predominantly fueled by the early 80's to mid 90's however there has been consistently great music since those times, especially now. People only want what is familiar to them. This is very frustrating
We (myself and the singer in my band) regularly go to other bands' shows and events. It is extremely important to build a community and support fellow bands, even if they aren't willing to do the same for your band. We go to dance clubs to hear what people are listening to and enjoying and to support the promotors other endeavors, we go to charity and social events, and to art and media events to support non music artists as well.
They need to be tireless and willing to work...hard. If they are writing music that they believe in, especially in a genre that isn't readily accessible or on the fringes of society. It isn't just grabbing an instrument, playing some notes and singing before you make it big. It is working hard at it, between networking face to face and through social media, and putting everything you have into something you believe in.
Readership Hostile, Shrouds, 13th Sky, The Dirty Horror, New Skeletal Faces, DeepDrain