I'm part of a local writing, recording, inventing and performing group with Roland Hofer, also on Drooble as Caliban Strange. We've been inventing and creating music and art for over 30 years. Check us out at www.calibanstrange.com We also have a great education program for artists - funded by the Canada Council for the Arts - Check out BandLaunch.ca Follow the Strange!
Music is an awesome space that lets me create an emotional vibe in the world around me - one that reflects my inner feelings. Inside equals outside and the world is in equilibrium.
It has always been to write and perform a song that I'm proud of. The icing on the cake would be to have that feeling shared by others.
We're on the path already. Real time high fidelity communication between people. My hope is that that capacity is used to understand, appreciate, heal and enhance, not to injure.
probably the songs that I wrote... I once made up a song called 'Everyone knows a Tyrannosaurus Rex wrecks Rex wrecks Rex wrecks your house" when I was maybe 5.
So many to choose from... Gary Numan was a big influence, plus pop-rock bands from the '80s. Anything that has an 'alternative' sound that I haven't heard before.
I love making sounds, and weaving idea words through them... amplifying the emotion of each to create something that gives me shivers.
I would be honored if my music helped people have new thoughts.
I feel nervous... but if I'm prepared, it feels like I belong on stage.
In general, better and more predictable incomes. We've done a lot to improve the tech of making and distributing music... we need to extend that to increasing the professionalism of the career of the artist and musician.
I LOVE DROOBLE. Great people, and a warm and inviting place to take musical risks and have great feedback.
Musicians who are bullies and don't play well with others. There's a 'code'... of how to interact with other artists who have their musical hearts on their sleeves. Respect it.
I teach musical entrepreneurship, and ya... go out to venues and buy CD's or tickets when I can.
Creativity. Lots of patience. Love of the craft. Check your ego at the door.... we're making art here....Humility.
ME... ha ha ha ha... My band Caliban Strange, Twiggy Drowe, Space Pope Kitchener Doom Metal.