Since I was a young child I was taught to walk the straight and narrow path…
In my walks of life I opened my eyes and seen that the more you think you’ve learned within your experiences the more your experiences seem to broaden and intensify in your life. In other words with a free mind you can never stop learning.
Through life I have learned to deal with many situations, the challenge being to turn every situation into something positive, Sometimes we are unable to face reality, and so in my experience I have learned that the most effective way to deal with new experiences whether it be positive or negative is through an artistic implement, most profoundly through the creation of music.
So I consciously started my musical journey at the age of 12, never set a foot into a music school I instead spent many hours in my bedroom each day teaching myself the bass, crafting my own style in the strife to be the best bass player i can be, I then decided to play bass for a few groups and explore the scenes working with different musicians, in situations where I struggled musically I quickly learned to adopt and always overcome any presented hardships, and through this I received a wealth of experience. I see these past experiences as being stepping stones to where I am now. The time came for me to graduate from playing behind other groups and step up to my vision for I knew I had a message to put forth to the people and a mission to elevate people through either means of enjoyment, inspiration, and knowledge.
In life I have studied music not necessarily in a theoretical sense but more through a psychological and spiritual aspect,
I look within my musical tastes and question myself to why I like or dislike certain sounds.
I look at these paired words such as “musical influence” and I contemplate…does listening to music influence musicians within their craft in a creative way, bringing out something new out of one’s self? Or does being musically influenced by another artists music inhibit one from uncovering what is really new within themselves?, I also look at how we perceive music…Does our perception of music grounded upon how we are raised? the culture or religion we were based on, Is the seeking of musical inspiration have something to do with the current environment around us? Or is having a good imagination the key to the unique and great?, well…………………….in a nutshell what I know is that musicians must remain open minded, you cannot call yourself a musician if you are numb in heart and spirit, one can enable themselves to listen to all the compositions already created, or just listen to the birds singing, the whole idea is to be yourself, and whatever we see hear and experience we should learn, if you look inside yourself you will create “your own music”.
When a musician comes to a point where he thinks he knows it all than this will surely be a musicians descend. ego can easily come into play for the sake of either one’s abundance of technical ability, abundance in financial status, or just one being plain ignorant, in this mental state “music will not come out!” instead what comes out will either be something that has already been created before, something plastic, or nothing at all!. Humility is the key to elevation and musical inspiration,
if you want to sound like yourself you must “be yourself”.
Many in this world have different callings in life, and I feel privileged that I have been given the correct guidance to know what I am here on earth to do. When my spirit is high I celebrate through music, when I feel low I uplift myself through music, Though one thing is for sure, I don’t use music to escape from reality, I use music to face reality head on!. I am a composer as much as I am a performer, and my mission is to heal other’s the same way I heal myself through music. regardless I will always put my heart first over everything else in life. What I hear within I act upon at an instant, for it is true that the heart never lies!…let the music rain down and flow like a river to your heart.
CALLING INTO WORDS
I started writing messages out of struggle
I was more than happy sticking to instrumental music and evolving deeper into this direction but I felt that there was not an individual in and out of music currently conveying the type of message I needed to hear, So by conviction I started to sing I dint care about my voice because to me there was something more important to me than harmony and technical vocal ability, “The message”.
I use my writings to weave in and out of the music, one of the reasons I write is because as much as I view music as being the greatest form of communication, I also cannot ignore that most people in this day and age need to hear the truth through words” in order to heal. You see I look at the world and I see suffering in the duality of the physical and the mental, so I heal these Pains through the medium of “Music and Words of Truth”..LOVE
One must be careful as spoken words can be misleading, and not only in a sense of languages or semantics but for example, Poetry can sometimes deceive because as pretty as it may sound this can sometimes make the listener come up with a thousand translations as to what the writer meant, and I never want people to be left in states of confusion with any of my written works, So I make sure that what I put on paper for the majority is written and communicated in a concrete form, however not all that I write may sound simple, there’s exceptions where some written works require higher thinking, for those who receive higher thinking will come to higher understanding thus leading them to right knowledge, but even in what some may term as complexities within some of my written works I still form each message in a way that even if one is not inept in understanding every little detail the general message or idea will be understood at an instant, if you have a spirit you will understand all my works.
I hope I never have to sing or speak forever, if I would be to map up my journey in life it would be to return where I first began and get back to dealing purely with music, but I feel I must mix the two entities until the people I want to reach return to a better state of mind. unlike music writing is a calling of which came to me latter in life, I first put heart to ink when I was 21. and It seems that this journey wont end any time soon.
what do I write about? Love!, and Unity!, really this is all I focus on..this is simply where I want to bring people, the message can be delivered through shades of comedy or straight up in your face seriousness, Just because I talk about L.U. does not mean that all my messages sound kind and clean, sometimes I will have to slap some people upside the head with my pen to get a point across, believing that one has to be gentle all the time if you are in love is a myth!..especially in the world we are living in, most people don’t want to hear reality, so reality is just what they will receive from me. Slap!..I still love you..Slap!
I never wanted to step to the mic before but now that I have a message there’s no turning back!.
You are watching a vision that I have taken all the responsibility of carrying on until what I fight for will come to pass..then after words?..Music!