Thursday, March 25, 2010
recollecting - SXSW among other things...
SXSW & Nx35 = a blur of outstanding times. I can only wish to do this more and more often. Step out of the day to day insanity of business, greed, stressed out people and complicated relationships, to hit the road with the guys I love making music with. It was an honor to play, an honor to have fans support our shows, and an honor to be able to share new music with people wanting it (without worrying about their pocket books first). It's sad to think so many extremely talented musicians out there aren't making a living doing what they do best. That they have to take these short "vacations" to let out their musical passion to only have to come back and serve up their second careers again at home. I think about this more and more as my life has changed a great deal in the past few months, and I have more and more time to ponder this. All I can say is you really should support the musicians you think are great cause I bet 80% of them (even the label artists you love) are barely scraping by. Music is far more valuable than another cup of starbucks, if you catch my drift.