Somber and at times melancholy melodies that contrast brilliantly with identifiable uplifting yet confrontational lyricism. Often reflecting on what connects us through brutally honest receipts of personal experiences that asterisk the importance of savoring each and every moment.
Music, to me, is a place of resolution. Somewhere I can face difficult experiences I've gone through, a coping mechanism of sorts. Music lets me express the feelings I otherwise have troubles connecting with.
I'd like to be a great singer-songwriter and mixing engineer so I can continue to write, record, and mix my own work the best way possible.
I wouldn't presume I could change the world. Influence people's minds? Perhaps... but not change the world. I'll leave that to the universe.
This may be silly to most, but Every Time You Go Away - by Paul Young. It had a huge impact on me as it came on the radio (when I was a kid) at a crucial moment when I lost someone in my life.
This is a big question. There are so many. I'll try to list some. Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Motely Crue, Michael Jackson, Elbow, Radiohead, Nine inch Nails, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Oceansize, 30 Seconds to Mars (1st and 2nd albums only), Soundgarden, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Beck, Muse, Sun Kil Moon, Tenacious D, Thom Yorke, Huey Lewis, Mellowdrone, Eminem, Circa Survive, The Beatles, Rage Against the Machine, Bob Marely, Nirvana, Silverchair, Jack White, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, Beastie Boys, British Theatre, Chevelle, Cold, David Bowie, Deftones, Dr. Dre, Dredg, Filter, Foo Fighters, Incubus, Johnny Cash, Korn, Lo-Pro, The Mars Volta, Miles Davis, Modest Mouse, Onesidezero, Puscifer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, Sigur Ros, Smashing Pumpkins, Stabbing Westward, Staind, Stone Temple Pilots, Taproot, thenewno2, Toadies, Tom Waits, U2, Ween.
Real life events. The capricious nature of the universe and futile attempt to change it.
Reflect on what connects us through brutally honest receipts of personal experiences that asterisk the importance of savoring each and every moment.
Nervous and exhilarated.
Less big money (AKA Labels), more big music.
I'm really enjoying Drooble so far.
I have a drive to be great at many things (i.e. instruments, songwriting, recording, mixing, mastering, etc.), It frustrates me that I can't be great at all of them at once. Slowly but surely.
I did as recent as a few years ago, however I now have two young children and have much less time to donate than I did before. But I still try to get out now and then when I can.
Be pretty, have a ghost writer, and be willing to sell your soul. Sorry - I'm a bit pessimistic about today's music "industry".
Oceansize, Sun Kil Moon, Circa Survive, British Theatre, Dredg, The Mars Volta, Onesidezero, Puscifer, Sigur Ros, Stabbing Westward, thenewno2, Tom Waits.