I've always loved music more than anyone around me. Most people don't need to listen to music daily like it's a medication. Making music is the most natural thing I've ever done.
It would be cool to know that my music really had an impact on a large group of people. I don't get into all of the fame hype and would rather be left to my own devices. I stay busy 18+ hours a day between doing Music, Graphic Design, Developing Technology, and Consulting - so seriously - I ain't got time for that! I would make music if I was the only person on Earth and be perfectly content doing so. But that's probably what a lot of Creators say, right? Boring. Here's my Dream: To make music with my two little boys (ages 7 & 4). Right now, they honestly think I'm a big time "star" because my music is on YouTube Music and plays on the TV. So, in a sense, I sort of know what it's like "living the dream". Sound Said Celebrity Status!
Easy. Common Sense.
The first cassette tape I bought was in 1990. I was 10. It was Depeche Mode's Violator. The song: Personal Jesus. It was catchy.
Hands down Moby. Hands up The National. Hands to the side Interpol. Hands all around British Rock. Period. Funny thing about me and music: when I like a song, I will listen to it on repeat1 for days... sometimes weeks. I listened to Bloodbuzz Ohio for two weeks straight. I mentioned in another question that music is a "medication" to me. But perhaps it's more like a drug that I obsess over. I should probably get an evaluation done.
It's just inside of me. I'm not sure it has anything to do with inspiration. t's just who I am. I have a bad habit with making music. I love writing something new, and as a result, I have about 50 really great "1/2 songs" sitting on the proverbial shelf. And yes, collecting proverbial dust.
Oh boy. That I cannot answer. I'm sure in about 10 years I'm going to look back and regret trying to rap. And not just rap, which may not even qualify as rap - most likely not rap. My messages tend to be about: 1. People sucking at being decent humans to others 2. My disdain for how the US is shaping up to be a total disaster 3. My battles with Anxiety/Depression 4. Love. Hope. Soup. Praying. Now that I think about it... my message is a little fucked up.
Never being satisfied with anything I make. I will spend days obsessing over the dumbest stuff "most people can't hear".