Music is an odd ball of energy and expression, it can be everything and nothing at the same time, depending on your current state of mind. It gives me a pathway to express the more withheld part of emotions and beliefs I often struggle to vocalize. It is, in a way, my other half - without which I wouldn't be the person I am today
Artistically speaking we are a minority of discriminated talent/career paths/hobbyists so If I could become financially self supported on the back of my own work I would feel accomplished in more ways than 1
The domino effect is vastly ignored so any change would be disastrous to one person or another, starting with education or the media. I would love to drive out that seed that is implanted into every infants brain that tells us to confine to the narrative of the masses. so what, be weird, be wonderful, be different and bring love. nothing more and nothing less.
One thing to this day that breaks me away from the mold is that I never really listened to music growing up its not something I find pleasing, sure having the radio on in the car or working just filters out background noise. Id have to say Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds is a piece that stuck with me for a great number of years
I do admire the musicians I have studied over the years as my own musical genera developed, Earl Scruggs, Hayseed Dixie, Pink Floyd, Queen, Brian May, David Gilmour all of which have shaped me into the person I am
Its difficult to really think where the inspiration comes from but when I boil it down, i would have to say Me. I cant write a story if I don't have one too tell and within that process I would have to say my small group of close friends who do nothing but try to bring the best out of my motivation
We hear too many songs about sex, relationships and ego and when I write my songs or my albums I guess my overall theme is that we are all human and its okay not to be okay. Don't get sucked into the lies of social media's perfect images or lifestyles, just try to love yourself
One area I struggle with is live performance, stage fright is very really for me alongside my mental health difficulties but either way I push passed those walls and try my best. If I'm on a good feeling I do enjoy just going with the flow, improvising and just having fun
Its an area that feels more disjointed than ever, real musicians are the people that put every penny into new gear and performances. playing gigs and open mic nights every other day for a year with next to no recognition or financial gain. We see these people higher up on the pyramid who don't write their own songs or place any input into the engineering of a piece. So I think people who can afford to be in that position have become too complacent and lazy. Time the tables should turn
I don't have much time, honestly, roaming around Drooble but I do respect what it is trying to do and the support from the people on this platform is nothing short of kind and caring
writers block that never seems to end but its one of those stepping stones, never dig out that idea, let the idea find you
I must confess, social interactions is not my strong area and if invited I would of course go watch bands but going on my own is something that unsettles me. There are open mic nights In the area I am regular at and I show my support by being a regular at those places more than anything else
I believe that if you have a piece of music that can be heard by labels or delivered to larger audience then you should know everything inside out. I am deeply upset with the mindset of bands who save, and save to invest there money into a recording studio who records them and 3 months down the line supplies a finished mix. Making music is not simply turning up and playing, record, mix, master, problem solve and know what you did to achieve that sound you wanted.
Geoff Wild Dominic Collopy - (lanterns) Akio Dāku