As a lot of you know music inspires me.
It does that in the same way that writing, for me, is inspiring.
There’s a shared experience when you really sit down and read something that someone else wrote. That someone else wrote thinking you’d be out there reading it. Not knowing much about you, but trying to share an experience with you or to share an emotion with you.
Music lyrics work the same way, and I think a lot of great music is as much about the lyrics and their delivery as it is the playing of an instrument. The greatest songs sound like an amazingly deep conversation. The connection is everything.
These past two years I’ve really tried to notice music, and that was obviously inspired by the mixtapes and now the daily tunes. I’m hunting music that I think is worth listening to, and sharing it to whomever’s interested in the songs that pass through my weird and admittedly undefined fiter.
When you’re always out there looking for music, you really start to appreciate how hard it is to get your music heard in this world.
How much really great music never makes it out of the bedroom, essentially.
And how sometimes really great music made in bedrooms can instantly change people’s l ives.
Some of the stuff I’ve heard lately, really stands out. I think The National‘s new album will win more than one Grammy. I’m less confident about this, but I think Eminem’s new release could restore his spot at the top of the rap game, and get a Grammy nomination.
Who really knows, I suppose.
But I do think the band in that video, Graffiti6, has the potential to blow up in a major way.
Yeah, they made that for me to thank me for sharing their totally sweet track, Staring At The Sun. I felt that way before they made the video. Promise.
How cool is that?