Howie Silinski

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Resurrected Artist focused on collaborating, creating, performing fusion of audio / visual art that invigorates or calms the body electric, promotes spiritual growth and enlightenment. Email me if you would like to collaborate local or remote [email protected]

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Mental medication

What is your music dream?

Compose , record, and perform music that will inspire others to live a fulfilling life. Create a positive musical legacy that will live beyond me and my time on this little blue marble.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The human condition, have meditation taught in school right beside reading, writing, and rithmetic

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

2: Vince Guaraldi - Christmas time is here / Linus and Lucy That album always takes me back to my childhood and the best Christmas memories with my family. Original Planet of the Apes soundtrack - so haunting, and unique for its time. I am huddled in the back of our station wagon at the Overlook Drivein watching the movie on the big screen

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Beatles, Dixie Dregs, Jean Luc Ponty, Kansas, ELP, UK, Allan Holdsworth, Django Reinhardt, Ozric Tentacles, Weather Report, Rush, Yes, Return to forever, Steve Vai, Eddie Vanhalen

What inspires you to make music?

Music has the power of transportation / transformation ....from the dark, painful abyss of human emotion, and complete despair... to the trumpeting heights of jubilation, complete joy, and exhilarating ecstasy where there are no obstacles, everything is possible, love is bountiful, and the path of Spiritual Consciousness is opened.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Transformation | Enlightenment | Self-realization

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It depends.... In front of LunaBear - nervous, will she stay, yawn, howl, or just leave | Family - At ease, they're too kind to ever "really" critique me | At a bar - Like King Kong... they're drunk, I am a rock and roll warrior, "let the bodies hit the floor" ;+)

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Ineffable, music in schools

What do you think of Drooble?

I really like the concept and the interaction, overall a great experience, hope to eventually connect with a few musicians to collaborate

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Focus

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not enough, have become much more interested in supporting the online communities like Drooble, Streetjelly, Twitch, etc

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Follow the directions for getting to Carnegie Hall "practice, practice, practice" (sorry couldn't resist, 1 of 8 jokes my Grandfather would repeatedly tell), and market.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Shakatura, Shpongle, Ozric Tentacles, Waterbone, Eddie Hazel