March 28, 2012
Music = Art = Music
If you are like me you often create late into the night accompanied by music you can get lost in and let your hands go free. I think it would be impossible for me to create without these soundscapes becoming soundtracks to each line I draw, each thought I have, each revelation and with every finished creation.
We live in a great time of self produced music and art. Where we can connect with anyone through the things we love. It makes me really excited to think we can encourage each other from thousands of miles away. It's overwhelmingly beautiful.
One thing that this technology has made me miss though is the intimacy of the mix tape (or CD for that matter). I remember selecting songs and knowing that this form of media only holds a certain amount. Every song was important, every song had to mean something. I am sure lots of you feel the same way because we love doodling and working with our hands so much… we value that touch, that imperfectness, that harmony that happens when head meets heart in the truest sense of nostalgia.
I wish I could usher in the resurgence of making mix tapes. We could all doodle covers to the music we have selected to share….and travel down to the post office to mail out these wonderful gifts. Have collections of music that inspired art that inspired music. It would be amazing, no? What music is inspiring you right now? What is getting your thoughts spinning out of control?