Song Of The Ages

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30.04.2016

Song Of The Ages

I like fresh. I like new. My motivation for making music is, in large part, to have access to music outside of the commercial arena. Everyone is laser focused these days on music as a sport, or at least a competition. The Grammys, American Idol, The Voice all these entertainments strongly suggest to viewers that the ‚best‘ music is all that matters everyone else should just slink off in shame. And there is a lot of sense in that who wants to hear an amateur pianist when one could be listening to a world renowned concert virtuoso?

But is that all there is to it? I don’t think so. People hum to themselves they may be expressing happiness or enhancing existing happiness (it doesn’t much matter which). People sing in the car, in the shower,
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I recently use my VOD to view "Telstar: The Joe Meek Story". As a biopic, it was a great movie as a story,
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But as I built my own "Solid Golden ness" playlist on YouTube, I heard much more of that pain in these Golden Oldies and much less of the wild energy that I heard as a boy. I was ten or twelve when I first heard songs like the Seekers‘ "I’ll Never Find Another You" (1968) or the Four Seasons‘ "Opus 17" (1966). They filled me with excitement back then they spoke of things to come. Over fifty years on, these songs speak of the past when the World and I (and even Rock n Roll) were new.

Music, as an individual focus, is also much less visible today. Music videos,
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And the fact that concerts have been popular and profitable for centuries indicates that the music ‚industry‘ is not really a new phenomenon. It has grown from an acorn into the mighty oak of MTV, iTunes, big Labels, etc but it hasn’t change in principle. No, what has changed is that we no longer use music in our daily lives we only listen to music. We should be making music, too.

And don’t misunderstand I’m not advocating starting a garage band or taking Tuba lessons (although they both sound fun). After all, the pros rightly seek to control the songs they compose, publish and record but that’s just their music, not all music. I wish I could comment on each and every paragraph. Again you have engaged me and it is not even politics : )

We just watched Telstar: The Joe Meeks Story last weekend. Your point that "artists suffer to make the works we enjoy so much" is so true. This story was too overwhelming for me and I doubt if I will ever enjoy Telstar, the music, in the same way I did before seeing some of the pain that helped create that music. Similar to how learning of Van Gough’s suffering modified what I see when I look at his paintings. Not Good, Not Bad, Just Changed.

So much more I would like to talk with you about; much easier over coffee than typing and to tired to even enjoy using Dragon tonight. Later.

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We just watched Telstar: The Joe Meeks Story last weekend. Your point that "artists suffer to make the works we enjoy so much" is so true. This story was too overwhelming for me and I doubt if I will ever enjoy Telstar, the music, in the same way I did before seeing some of the pain that helped create that music. Similar to how learning of Van Gough’s suffering modified what I see when I look at his paintings. Not Good, Not Bad, Just Changed.

So much more I would like to talk with you about; much easier over coffee than typing and to tired to even enjoy using Dragon tonight. Later.

For me it has been a lifelong problem I used to draw all the time, I’m talking incessantly. I was an young artist. But in High School I suddenly made a lot of friends. I became happier and more sociable and I stopped drawing.

In addition, once one becomes an artist, there is little hope of that person being a good spouse and parent the introspection required for art becomes a lack of engagement as part of a family.

Those are the reasons I always worked at computers, back when I was still working I wanted to have a full life without a lot of focus on the things I enjoyed I saved writing, drawing and music as hobbies, so that I would never have them ruined by the dreary ordeals of professional artistry.

But it’s even larger in scope than that it has always been obvious to me that persons raised in poverty or adversity have much more drive and self reliance than the entitled kids. And the rich spoil their children as much as they can just like any parent but their kids end up inexperienced and soft. One could almost say that it is good to raise your kids as harshly as possible! But it doesn’t matter I, like most parents, could never have raised my kids that way.

For me it has been a lifelong problem I used to draw all the time,
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In addition, once one becomes an artist, there is little hope of that person being a good spouse and parent the introspection required for art becomes a lack of engagement as part of a family.

Those are the reasons I always worked at computers, back when I was still working I wanted to have a full life without a lot of focus on the things I enjoyed I saved writing, drawing and music as hobbies, so that I would never have them ruined by the dreary ordeals of professional artistry.

But it’s even larger in scope than that it has always been obvious to me that persons raised in poverty or adversity have much more drive and self reliance than the entitled kids. And the rich spoil their children as much as they can just like any parent but their kids end up inexperienced and soft. One could almost say that it is good to raise your kids as harshly as possible! But it doesn’t matter I, like most parents, could never have raised my kids that way.

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