I saw a dog wearing a hoody once and I thought that was pretty cool. Music is pretty important to me because I do it even if nobody cares and I think that's kinda ace.
I can communicate with more than words with music. Instead of telling someone a story I can make them FEEL a story. Some things are difficult to talk about but with music I am free. Music has been my upbringing and a friend in the quiet times.
I don't have a music dream. I just want the right people to hear my songs and understand. Feel something. That is all I have ever wanted. For me the writing of the song is the most important part. Whatever happens next is up to the listener.
throw the tories into a bin.
"Say Hello, wave Goodbye" by Soft Cell....it was a favourite of my Mothers
TOO many to list to be honest and I come from playlist culture so my taste is varied. Here goes. Smashing Pumpkins, and you will know us by the trail of Dead, Daniel Johnston, Bonobo, The Cinematic Orchestra, The National, The Pixies, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Patrick Wolfe, Kate Bush, Bjork, Metronomy, LCD Soundsystem and many many more
I write autobiographically and quite candidly. My lyrics tend to be the things I cannot easily or readily talk about. Most of my songs are a reflection of some difficulty or obstacle I have had to navigate, or a ponder on a life event. I write music as a form of therapy.
That isn't up to me. The song gets written and the audience find the message.
I feel less ordinary.
SUPPORT EACH OTHER
Looks good, I like the concept. I am new to it, so we shall see.
the pressure to play covers rather than original material
I do. I not only attend local gigs, I host local gigs and provide performing opportunities for my peers. I listen and share their music.
I don't like this question, because it puts the importance on the numbers which for ME isn't the most important thing about music. I would write songs even if nobody listened. Don't get caught up in the figures. Write because it's good for your soul. Passion and authenticity is contagious. Start with that. Don't measure your worth, it's bad for you.
The Curiosity Band, Ben Simmons, Kieran Campbell, Comic Sans