Music is a means of personal expression and reflection for me. Music gives me life! It fills my heart with many emotions. Sometimes it's joy, sometimes Sadness, melancholy, anger, frustration, love, bliss just to name a few!
I no longer really have any big aspirations to make it in music. These days, I just tend to record cover songs and play my guitars. I have a home studio and have really enjoyed learning how to use Sonar X3 Producer. It keeps me busy and out of trouble!
Kindness. The whole world seems to be so angry with everyone. Social Media is pretty much nothing but hate and discontent. It would be awesome to see People be kind to one another once again!!
This is a Tough one!! I would say Shine On You Crazy Diamond is my favorite song. I love Pink Floyd music. It's timeless and still resonates today!
Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Stones, The Beatles, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Queen, Slade, Foghat, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and the list goes on and on.......
The need to express myself. Music is the Fundamental Language of the Universe!
If my music bring a smile or a tear to just one person, I've accomplished my task at hand.
When there is a connection between the Artist and the audience, it doesn't get any better than that. I always try for that Connection.
I think that the internet has brought a lot of tools to today's musicians. With the new legislation that has been recently passed, musicians will be able to finally get paid for their music. For a long while there, you could get any music you wanted for free. I have always believed that musicians should be paid for their music. It takes a lot of hard work to become a fluent musician. That should be respected.
SO far, I find Drooble to be a good platform. I have just recently started using it more often. I think I signed up a while ago, but I've never spent a lot of time on here. Its great that we have a site just for musicians. Facebook has become terrible.
The fact that a Musician has to pay a Venue to play there. I don't understand that mentality.
I used to a lot. Now that I'me older...I don't go out to Clubs much anymore. I do attend a lot of Concerts every year and I do buy a few local bands music.
I don't feel that there is any magic button for this. It's often about timing...being at the right place at the right time. I feel that sometimes it's sheer luck. I also feel that if you're young, talented, and work hard...you can make a living doing music.
The Ty Curtis Band, Savoy Brown, Skidrow from Ireland, all the old Blues men like Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Freddy King, Lightning Hopkins.........