Worrying about what art will be, before the art actually IS, can only hurt art. Just get it all out there, put all of your heart into something and if it sounds/looks/tastes/feels like mush, then its mush. However, the more we do it, the better it becomes. So, long story short, just jam!
In terms of music, success typically means that someone is paying you big bucks to make your music, and you can buy your record at Best Buy. However, being the emotional-honesty-purist and societal skeptic that I am, I would beg to differ.
After hearing one of the strangest and most violently foreign peaces of music I’d ever heard, I ended up taking away a great comfort in knowing that you can always travel deeper in this limitless universe.
Tribal music is making a return, seeping slowly into our modern tunes, and as it was the first music that anyone made EVER, all it can do is bring us together.
Playing with the scope and scale of the music as a whole vs. the actual message of the song is quite fascinating to me – especially when huge songs deal with tiny momentary topics, or tiny songs deal with massive truths.
Now isn’t a bad time for music at all! We’ve got the internet, and the power it has given us has led to a diverse musical climate that encourages uniqueness.
I was having a conversation with my brother the other day about a new record that came out, and it lead to me discovering a problem I’m continually having with albums released in the last couple years. The issue is, for lack of better terminology, too much stuff!
In an attempt to avoid a total site crash during “favorite things” week, I’ve limited myself to a “Favorite Albums” list. Check it out, this would be a fun post to have lots of comments/discussion on! What do you agree with, and/or what do you think I’m way off on? Don’t be shy, Jungle people.
Whatever your personal art is, whether it be food, music, beer, painting, dance, or even math, if you’re passionate enough about it, you’ll never be alone. We’re all artists if we care enough about something.