"The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar, making it break out into ineffable music....The trees, the stars, and the blue hills ache with a meaning which can never be uttered in words" ~ Rabindranath Tagore
Music is important to me and just about everyone I know. I would have it no other way.
My Own Experiences:
I like to go to shows and support bands, I am open minded with music I believe... Some of the most powerful amazing music has come from some local bands in my area. I can honestly say that music has made a profound impact on my life.
Poets, song writers, and singers, Here is a group of artist that are inspirational to me for what ever reason: (some of them are dead...which gives them a mythical mystiques.) I find no qualms in admitting that I love researching history and the lives of people I admire. I also have a direct fascination with artist who struggle openly, personally through their art, and given everything in forms of materialistic gain from such art, still find the struggle more than them... Seems that so much is revealed in their pain.
I love all types of music, I don't care about labels, in fact I had no idea what people meant when they described something as 'alternative', 'indie', 'emo'... I had to ask around. I think I have figured it out, but then again there are times I still feel confused. What if a band is labeled ‘indie’ and then the corporate music industry gets turned on by their potential sale... and then they become popular? Are they still 'indie' ? (is that even the right question?) If you sing about your feelings are you 'emo'? Is 'alternative' anything that is experimental? Ahhhh, strange. I think all of that is silly. I'm missing something I think…it is probably a type of packaging, or a way for us to do some sort of pre arrangement to quickly find categories we can apply to our own likes and dislikes? That seems understandable I guess…
Just a few of the many...many...
"That's what music is entertainment. The more you put yourself into it, the more of you comes out in it. "
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
"I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go."
~ Layne Staley of Alice In Chains and Mad Season.
"...are you frustrated because of the way people perceive you, or are you happy enough about the things you've realized about yourself that you can tolerate the way people perceive you?" ~ Shannon Hoon of Blind Mellon
"I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between. I want the freedom to try everything. "
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to-letting a person be what he really is."~ Jim Morrison of The Doors, poet and such
"I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought. " ~ Janis Joplin
"... if you want to be in a band and write music, then you should just be in a band and write music." ~ Adam Jones
We will ride the spiral to the end...
The Queens Of The Stone Age... soulfly energetic, playfully macho... ? maybe
"I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been...
Let me take you there. Let me take you there"
"Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you..."