Music is the melody of a person's heart reaching out to form a connection in a language understood by all.
To continue to know and follow the joy of exploring the sounds, feelings and thoughts that come alive from the meeting of the self and the other-than-self.
Removal of the idea that survival is a solitary occupation
The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel
I know that just about every artist/musician has a diverse and expensive list, so I'll try to keep mine reasonably short: Tool, Dave Matthews, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, U2, Rush, Cat Stevens, Pearl Jam, Fleetwood Mac, John Butler Trio.
It's the great mystery for most of us: Where do the voice and effort originate from? I write and play to continue my search for the answer. Plus it's just fun and it feels good to both create alone and to commune in sound and ideas with others.
That creating music is as much a process of self-discovery as it is reaching out to others. It's also okay to find that as we dive in to make music, we will cross through both light and shadows along the way. Beauty can be discovered in both places.
Love it! What a great idea...a LinkedIn for musicians. I love that people/musicians from throughout the world can now find, encourage and inspire one another in ways that once weren't possible. Heartfelt cheers to the service.
Bear's Den, Erik Mongrain, Antoine Dufour, ISIS, Samsara Blues Experiment