12 years into music creation and have performed a few open-mics (nothing too crazy). Started out with a single acoustic guitar and progressed into this sort of "Electronic Music" producing machine so-to-speak. I've no limits. I don't stop. The train keeps going and every year dozens upon dozens of songs get recorded and produced. You can say I'm sort of like a "Prince" of the music realm.
Freedom. True freedom. Everyone's talking about the rights to choose who they are/how they personally identify themselves, which is all find and dandy, but then there are those that are fighting for political stability and the constitutional rights, and I say, until they take the freedom to create music away, then I've got nothing to complain about, so it's freeing and when you put that with the kind of person you are (spiritual, hopeful, determined, and focused) you can create some pretty amazing music. Cause it comes from the heart, nowhere else.
I really don't have a dream. I just want to be able to keep making music and connecting with others that appreciate it and hope to fulfill there aspirations to perhaps make music just the same.
Everybody knowing where they come from. Exhibit A. There's such a huge battle with religion and politics today, everything is going so fast, it's all blurry, but if you stop moving around so much and really consider the steps of finding out the beginning, middle and end, you're blessed with an inner-peace that really does set you free no matter what he or she says or does to you.
Off the top of my head...Everything Zen by Bush. I remember that song when I was 8. I was riding along with my parents in a classic maroon Chevy Nova and remember clearly, Bush came on the radio. It's funny because, I didn't know that was Bush, I didn't know who Bush was. I was a kid, and all I ever knew was that it was catchy. That was like 1995 lol.
The list is endless. At the moment, I have to give it up to the late and great "Prince Rogers Nelson" for inspiring me in a way that really gave me a sense of peace within my musical journey. He really helped to realize that you can keep and even use your faith to drive your musical engine so-to-speak and still be able to differentiate the two without straying to far apart from either one.
I've just got a naturally creative mind. I've always been at it since I was a kid. In the beginning, it all started with a notebook and a pen and countless pages of gobble-dee-gook written on every page. It wasn't musical. They were just words and lyrics that I didn't have melodies for. So, I guess you can say Poetry and literature really got me into music at a later time.
Good times and good vibes, and not in that particular order. I want everyone to be able to get out there, dance the night away and be peaceable people and really appreciate our brothers and sisters across the globe. We only have one planet. That's it. We destroy that, then that's it. There ain't no going to the moon, I tell you that. lol.
A lot is going through my mind, but the thing that matter most is that energy running through me to actually get going. Play the music, decide how you actually feel in a couple of songs when you slow it down and talk a little with the audience. Just talk to them. They are there for the interaction, they'll appreciate you because it's not just an artist going up there and performing and then hitting the bong and all these crazy after-parties.
It has improved a little bit, I have to say. Mainly because more bands and artists are getting in touch with their fans. Mostly it's the Independent artists, but that kind of tells you something. More and more artists are becoming "Independent" because it allows them that freedom to talk to their fans, not as customers of their music, but as friends and family, and that's what makes music.
I'm not going to lie, I have another account. I feel like I've made such a fool of myself prior to this account and I needed a completely fresh start. I'm loving Drooble more than any other site that I've every used. Let's just say that.
Commercialism. The people out there making music and obviously telling people, go check out my music, new song, buy my neweest E.P or album here. It's sort of annoying because your begging. No one likes to be begged. We understand you may work very hard to create your music, but don't beg. Talk to your fans. Inch them in with little tid-bits about you and perhaps your day and ask how others are doing. Being completely selfish in your craft and being a shut-in only looking to make a quick buck usually shows the worst in artists today. We have an attitude developed these days where artists are too blunt about how they feel about things in the world and it gets to a point that they feel that they have to curse and swear and be as provocative as possible because that's what earns them money. That's not pure though, and I guarantee, that's not how most musicians and artists are personally.
Of course. I think I've made that very clear in the previous questions. Independent bands often need more exposure and that's where people like me come in. I'm not just getting people into my music, I'm showing them my friends that make music, and generally scoping out new talent as much as possible and finding ways that I connect with them as a musical artist myself.
Stop putting your music EVERYWHERE. I've had to learn that the hard way. Expansion is not always the answer to more exposure. Pick a site or two, and stick to them. Even if it starts of slow. For a site like Drooble, it's still in its infancy and needs much more exposure than that of say, SoundCloud which has been around a long time yet hasn't hit the mark with Droobles much more functional site. Start here. People/Musicians are always looking out for each other here. Small community, big someday.
Oooh, this the fun part...let's see.... Alien Cafe, Third Eye Girl, Rmrs, Polarity (Toronto-based Rock band), Zero 7, Francis & The Lights.