What makes you happy about writing and playing music, poetry Why do you write or play music or poetry
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:46 PM
Thought it might be interesting to share our individual reasons etc
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:34 PM
Happy because it's a way to tune out stuff/thoughts/worries/life.
I find it hard to not THINK. My mind is constantly talking,analysing,rehashing.
To sit down and focus on putting the puzzle pieces together using music is like an enforced meditation. For me the process is actually more rewarding than the actual finished song, which I soon fall out of love with and abandon with ruthless ease.
And you Theresa?
Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:24 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:21 PM
And I love sharing what I write with others. That makes me happy ..especially when
someone connects with something I've written..
It must be amazing to write and play music. The closest I get is when a tune in my head and a lyric come to me at the same time...I feel truly blessed to have poetry
in my life.
For me it's a passion. I guess I write because I must.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:28 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:31 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:31 PM
Also I agree with paradise it keeps me sane
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:11 PM
"The heat was hot" - Horse With No Name - America
"You better start from the start" - Working For The Weekend - Loverboy
"One and one and one is three" - Come Together - The Beatles
"Hide it in a hiding place" - Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:41 PM
It takes up a lot of time I should probably be doing something else. It's like having a part time job that I don't really get paid for anymore. Lol.
It sometimes keeps me up at night because I have a stupid idea I can't get out of my head. So finally I end up getting out of bed to write down all the ideas.
Then I work on the music and lyrics until everything finally seams to fall into place. Then it usually takes awhile but I finally talk myself into recording one of those ideas (songs). Then after recording the idea, spend more time on the mixing and whatnot. Then burn it down and listen to it for awhile and realize it probably needs a lot more work. Then when its finally to a point where I think its pretty good. A few people here on the Muse will get to listen to it and after that. I'll probably do a little more touch up in the studio. Then nobody else will ever probably listen to it again. Then for some reason, I'll do it again, then again, then agian, Lol.
So I'm not sure what the best thing about it is? But for some odd reason. I guess its something I have to do. I can't figure out a way to stop. Then throw on top of that the other creative hobbies I have. Never ending.
Sometimes I feel blessed to have a creative mind but more and more I'm starting to feel like it might be a curse.
Sorry for the long comment. Lol
Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:00 PM
Writing music, more so than playing it, allows me to speak a language, musically, that I feel more comfortable in doing rather than speaking verbally.
It is my most comfortable communications medium.
It is also less expensive, although my wife may not agree , than paying a shrink.
But you asked what makes me happy so we'll leaver her out of it.