Music is the most direct way to express emotions
To express as many emotions as well as I can
I'd probably start with making it easier to engage in music with anyone, anywhere
Such an odd question, probably the Sesame Street theme song
Too many to name. All of the 60-70s classic rock usual suspects: Stones, Zeppelin, The Who, The Kinks, Cream, Derek & the Dominos, James Brown, EW&F, Pink Floyd, Allman Bros, all that Motown and Stax soul stuff, Al Green, Joni Mitchell, all the prog stuff: King Crimson, Gentle Giant, early Genesis. David Bowie, Prince, Van Halen (but not other hair metal really), XTC. The Cure, The Smiths, Pixies, Jane's, RHCP, NIN, Tool, RATM, the Beastie Boys, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Miles, Coltrane, John Abercrombie, Emily Remler. I'm pretty all over the place with popular music. I like it all.
I've been doing it since I was a kid. I find that I express myself better in music than anything else
Depends on the music. Mostly though, I guess it's just "you are not alone"
I find someone in the audience, focus and just play for that person, my bandmates and myself. Otherwise it can be too much
Musicians don't live in reality, so it's all good
Don't know yet, I'll tell you in a year or so
Playing with people who don't know how to listen and feel where the music is going. Technical ability doesn't matter as much (although it's best if they have that too) as a good ear and good sensibility
I go to shows, try to get other musicians' streaming counts up. I'll buy records/CDs when I can.
It's not really the size of the audience, it's the quality
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