Music, to me, is the expression of my soul actualized at the highest vibration of energy and the highest point of clarity. What music gives me, is the ability to breathe. the ability to see, hear, feel and think. And connect to a greater existence and plane of reality where my body cannot go.
To one day be successful enough to at least pay the bills with it. I don't have the necessity to become famous or sell my originality even if there were a shot in hell I could reach that level of success where I am noted in a huge way. In the end if I were to barely scrape by doing the one passion I love the most, it would bring me joy to do it for the remainder of my life. And if my music has the power to connect with people along the way, to have meaning and inspire even 1 person then it will give me fulfillment and gratitude.
To remove barriers in understanding, abolish monetary ways of living life and having to pay for the air we breathe and the ground we live on, promote free energy technologies that will reduce our harm to the earth and make life easier, and build rapport with the community first and then eventually the world on a basis of an innovation that makes enough money to use towards philanthropic purposes instead of power in order to help empower the life of the common man as opposed to blinding oneself with greed. To destroy the idea of the higher class and the improper distribution of tax dollars that could instead ascend the rights and privileges and quality of life for the middle and lower-middle class.
I would have to say Hotel California by the Eagles, which I was honored to see performed in concert in 2010. If I could choose a second song, I would definitely say The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. One of the grittiest riffs and song vibes for a lighter genre in my opinion.
Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Staind, Led Zeppelin, Highly Suspect, Royal Blood, Kasabian, Redwoods, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects. Just to name a few bands.
My friends, my siblings who all have the divine spark of music in their hearts and who each have musical talents that are unique from one another, my gratefulness of living every day, my uncle Paul who is a very groovy dude, every band that has ever inspired me along my journey and theirs, my beautiful girlfriend who I enjoy writing for, my raw passion to create and share my art to the world, and my parents who have brought music into my life and supported me along the path that is my own.
To be true to your sound, your soul and yourself. To be a part of something that inspires you, and to hold a belief in something.
I get a little nervous sometimes if it's a bigger crowd, especially when I'm forcing myself to get up onstage. Once I have though, and I start to get in my element and really have fun, the confidence comes through.
The reality is that some genres seem to be unimportant to today's generation even though I believe they should endure and be honored. Society in some aspects and age groups is starting to be concerned less and less about quality, originality, and authenticity. And the hard work that's involved with keeping a true sound. I think there should be less auto tune, less promoting and popularizing people that aren't talented only for their image and more respecting the people who work hard day by day to bust their asses to get to a point of talent where they should be accredited based on that talent and originality, instead of people that become pawns that sell out for an image and $ to throw away their own creative control.
So far? I enjoy the platform and am looking forward to seeing how I can harness it to grow my own fan base.
On a lighter note, the daily battle of up-tuning my guitar and cringing like I'm trying to cut the proper wire to disarm a #$%^ing bomb that I'm worried might detonate.
Absolutely. By attending local shows, promoting and sharing the music of local artists, giving them positive feedback after performances, informing people about upcoming shows and artists, and just being down to earth and sharing my knowledge and stories with chill musicians on a social basis.
PROMOTION. TALENT. A WIDE-REACHING NETWORK. A GOOD ATTITUDE AND LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE. TAKING OPPORTUNITIES AND MEETING PEOPLE WHO ARE ALSO TALENTED AND SHARE THE SAME GOAL.
Redwoods from Van City, my friends in the band Roadblock, Interstellar Jays, Ludo, Shotgun Rider.