Born a boomer. Started singing in 4th grade. VietNam era veteran. Inspired by Elvis, the Beatles, and other greats from the '60s and early '70s. Became a poet as a teenager. Started playing guitar a bit late, but experimentation in mind expansion skyrocketed me to a continuous evolution of musical skill and understanding. Started writing songs as soon as I picked up the guitar. Have written over 100 songs, 6 albums. Recorded since 1985. Became a novelist in the 90s after I realized that the lyrics I write were never going to be "popular." Though the world seems to have caught up with my content, most don't know I was writing about topics 25 years ago that have now entered into mainstream. My favorite music I have participated in is spontaneous freeform, psychedelic jamming, but due to the nature of such things there is very little recorded. What I have recorded is apparently too raw for the straight laced and maybe it too was ahead of its time -still. Legalize Cannabis
To me, music can be the purest expression of human consciousness, or the lowest vibration of self, depending on the intention.
To be heard and appreciated.
"Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog' - Elvis Presley
Beatles, Pink Floyd, CSN&Y, Talking Heads, Moody Blues, The Who
Background music sucks. People need to stop talking and listen.
The idea that it is just entertainment that does away with participation.
Not really. Takes some special music to get my notice.