Marlon Carbone


I'm a schooled musician looking for other musicians to explore music with.







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

Music soothes my soul. It drives my intellect.

What is your music dream?

To be in a project with musicians. Not just people who play instruments, but real, honest-to-goodness musicians... that can speak, read, and write music.

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

I would have more music made by musicians.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Long Distance Runaround - Yes

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Yes, Rush, Stu Hamm, Stanley Clark, Larry Graham, Jaco Pastorius, Led Zeppelin, etc...

What inspires you to make music?

Hearing harmonically rich music.

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

There's more to life than just hormones and emotion.

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

Bleh. People don't go to see live bands to hear good music. They go to be entertained. I am not a clown.

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

I find that most people that call themselves musicians don't know anything about music itself. They've never paid the dues of learning. When you learn music, your whole approach becomes more diverse and much deeper. In reality, you don't get a participation trophy. Just buying an instrument and playing notes on that instrument does not make you a musician. Just like me stabbing you and rushing you to the hospital would not make me a surgeon. Learn. Explore. Imagine more than you know now... always.

What do you think of Drooble?

No local musicians, so it's kind of useless to me.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

A lack of musical understanding and imagination from the community that calls itself "musicians".

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

I'd like to, but the local scene is full of classic rock/country/blues cover bands. It's stuff I've heard before. I want something much more interesting than that.

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

Imagination! Knowledge! Everybody talks about creativity, but every person has creativity. You can create useless junk. What's more important is imagination. Can you create something unique and different? Can you explore more diverse chords and richer harmonies? That's what is important and what is needed to improve the state-of-the-art of music.

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

I can only suggest that you seek out new music, explore strange new harmonies, and boldy listen to what you've never listened to before.