When this band is composing or writing music, we don’t really think about what
qualities we are trying to create or what the qualities of a good song are.
When you start thinking and try to create a specific kind of music,
that’s when you’re going to get stuck.
We just work on musical ideas that are
interesting and inspiring at that time. Which could be anything.
I think we’re good composers/arrangers because we know how to
let the music take it’s course.
But as writer, I know you sometimes have to ask yourself
“Is this really good music?”
Fortunately, I think I have the sense to not take the songs I write personally,
or too seriously. They are songs that I enjoy and are fun to play. And mainly
that’s what they mean to me. I’m a fan of the music as well as the performer.
So I think we really do make good music.
Most of our songs seem to right itself. Almost like they’re already there,
presented in front of us. And all we have to do is make it into sound and
give it a voice so it can be heard. It’s a very enjoyable process.
It’s the magical and rather easy part.
But when it gets to rehearsing, performing the songs,
that’s where the struggling begins. It can get really confusing sometimes
whether you’re playing it right or not because it’s different every time you play.
We still continue to polish the songs, and that I think will go on forever.
So we HAVE to do this.
We don’t create music because we want to and love everything about it.
We create music and perform because we are given the opportunity to do so.
It’s a privilege, and we don’t take it for granted.
It’s not about talent or the four people who play it either.
It’s always about the music and the people who listen to it.
I don’t like practicing and rehearsing. It’s too much work.
I’m a real lazy dude. I’m not that kind of a musician who says
“Music is everything to me”.
But when a great musical idea falls from the sky and starts sounding
like a good song, you have to write it and practice it.
I hope you all understand what I’m trying to saying here.
I think everyone in my band understands how it works.
And that’s one of the reasons we managed to stick together for a long time.
Well, thanks for taking the time to read this, and hope you can leave some comments.
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