I am so excited to meet you!
AS I AM STEPPING OUT INTO THIS WORLD, I AM SO EXCITED TO GET TO KNOW YOU, & SHARE MY HEART AND SOUL WITH YOU !
I AM A WRITER & COMMUNICATOR, SO I LOVE CONVERSATION, DEBATES, BLOGGING, RESEARCH, ACTING, & ALL OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION, BUT BY FAR, MY FAVORITE FORM: MUSIC.
IT IS NOT ONLY A FORM OF COMMUNICATION UNDERSTOOD BY EVERY NATION, BUT AN EXPRESSION OF OUR MINDS AND SOULS, NOT JUST INDIVIDUALLY, BUT AS A WHOLE.
MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. WE SEE THAT IT HAS THE POWER TO SPLIT PEOPLE APART.
AS WE RISE , MUSIC BECOMES FAME & MONEY AND IS NO LONGER ABOUT THE HEART & SOUL, BUT ABOUT A STRUGGLE FOR POWER.
I THOUGHT: WHAT IF WE STEPPED OUT AND RECLAIMED THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? WHAT IF WE SAID NO TO BEING TWISTED & PHOTOSHOPPED & fabricated?
You open buzzfeed & see Musicians & celebrities stepping out & trying to change & shut down these practices, what if we attempted to do that before we even make it that far?
if you've ever been in a circle of musicians, playing, singing, letting go & following their heart's tune- you have experienced the SOUL of music.
if you've ever been driving & a song came on that was so raw & cut right to your core- that you had to go home & Buy It- You Have Experienced The Beauty Of Music.
If you've ever Been SO Heart broken, You Felt Like You Couldn't Breathe, But You Stumbled Upon A song That Made You Think That Songwriter had Read Your Diary- You have experienced The heart of mUsic.
the SOUl, Beauty, & Heart of Music - THAT is what we don't want to lose.
LET Us stand together, as writers, creators, singers, songwriters, listeners, supporters,- HUMANs.
LET US RE-CLAIM The Music.
l i s t e n e r s: Support local artists, follow them to the top- don't let us compromise our morals & standards.
A R T I S T S: Remember who you are & don't ever forget it. Don't lose touch With your heart, your soul, your purpose for writing music.
We all have different motivations & Inspirations.
MINE? To Share Love & be Love; To Share Light & Be Light.
I Don't think our goal should Ever Be Fame. I think our goal should be to come together & Make Music, support each other, & Play Our Part in Communicating with each other. One of my favorite movies, la la land, has a Fantastic scene where Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) IS explaining the beauty of jazz to Mia (Emma Stone) :
“IT's conflict & compromise... It's new every time & It's dying"
he goes on to explain the struggle that jazz is, musicians compromising, back & Forth , feeding off each other, supporting each other, creating a beautiful, mind-blowing song. I think as musicians, we should all strive to be this way, helping & Feeding each other, resulting in a beautiful song. Musicians in the 50's, 60's, 70's, even 80's, were only allowed to be in the studio if they had the talent, the ability, the skill, & the heart. If they couldn't work together, they couldn't be there. We often talk about those times as the golden age of music- raw, ridiculous talent, combined with the heart & soul of music. How ridiculously cool would it be- if we could get back to that?
so, no, you don't have to be perfect at your craft. pour your hours in, pour you heart in, your tears, your sweat, & most importantly, have fun.
MY Piano Teacher has two sayings that i think all artists should adopt:
"it's 1% inspiration & 99% Perspiration"
"Don't be afraid because Fear is just:
so what do you think?
will you join me?
LEt's Be Different.
LEt's Be Quality.
let's be a LIGHT IN THE INDUSTRY.
let's Go Back To Our Roots .
Let's Be Musicians.