Music is a pretty magical thing. It can transport you back to a time and place in your youth. It can change your mood. It can be a creative outlet. Music will always be there for you when people are not.
Is it too much to say, "Headline Madison Square Garden and Budokan."?
I would love to see more kindness to animals and for people to take more care of each other.
KISS - Deuce (from the Winterland bootleg). It's a raw performance from the early days of KISS. It's energetic, entertaining, and gritty.
KISS, Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society, Iron Maiden, B B King
Inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere. I tend to write about things that come from personal experiences. I've written songs about love, family, walks on the beach, growing up in the 80s, and even a television show that I found intriguing. When inspiration hits, I write new music.
I would just like to write songs that people enjoy listening to at any point in their day. They can take away whatever meaning they hear in the song.
Performing in front of a live crowd is an amazing feeling. To see all of those people who are there to hear you play can be very humbling and a major thrill at the same time.
With all of the available technology and shorter attention spans, musicians have to work much harder now than ever to gain and maintain a following. It would be nice if people could put down their phones long enough to live in the moment.
Drooble is a fantastic resource for musicians. It's an amazing way to network, promote music, check out other musicians, and see how well you can do on the charts.
iPads.... 'nuff said.
I go out to local venues to support my fellow musicians and the venue itself. If we don't support each other, who will?
Talent, charisma, dedication/determination, and the less popular, business acumen. After all, it's the music BUSINESS.
DOVE OF WAR, Jay Northrop, Joshua Barrett, Emily Guemple, Cody Browning.