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A songwriter/musician... has a great advantage in that when he is touched emotionally... he can define feelings, situations, convey ideas... thru music... Vent. And With the technical expertise of playing an instrument and singing and then making a recording...that expression, Good or Bad is a Piece of Art. And because Art is timeless... I can live vicariously thru myself. When I am playing music and creating I am no age.
How good Art is...is Dependent on our individual opinion...collectively.
That which is second nature, common to everyone, that which is so familiar yet, just out of our reach...defined, That is Art.
All music is an extension of something previously heard...
All musicians started by hearing someone and then thinking yea, "Wow"...
I feel that!...they, then, in their own way...sang, wrote or played the song to what ever unfolded before them. To strive to define their current situation and make some sense of it.
I feel I was somehow, dormant...till I heard the music.
Aesthetics is so much ...A celebration of ourselves in all the different ways we live... Is there a most Extreme good? a most Extreme bad?... I feel I am mostly somewhere in between. When I go too far in either direction life shows it...
A touching love song usually comes from tragedy, because without both sides, there is no measure.
What we have we deam everything..lost. It is wanted more....Is that better than never being without it?...if we have what we want... all the time...we are spoiled,unappreciative?
Things are more precious, when you cannot have them. Or better yet, when we earn them.
So from the bad comes the good. I don't know about you...but, I don't want to have it all...all the time. At least not in this universe.
We are aware that we are aware... so comes observation, then...opinion...Judgement. then, with Art. We are able to take a step back and look at ourselves... and say something about our lives. Try to Define it. To have a reason to create...to draw something from the experience. Maybe to gain a sense of humor...It's only as bad or good as we make it,
Besides, what else have we got to do for eternity... but go free? ...Live! right now...
Please give me an alternative.
So ART happens from our horror, to our appreciation...and it goes On and On and On and On...As, it is Always, somewhere,being done new!!...right now.