This is the beginning of a new solar circuit. New experiences are at hand. Happy New Year!
Love and respect to all of our listeners and fans, musicians and friends. We are all a part of one consciousness, eternal, immortal and infinite!
As quantum physics has shown, our physical world is composed mainly of empty space. That which is most prevalent in our experience is vibration, the basis of all manifestation. Our true essence is the eternal, immortal soul.
We appreciate all who have taken time to listen to our music! We would like to invite everyone to become a fan!
Our consciousness flows eternal from the source of all creation. Ours is to desire that which is beneficial for all beings here on Earth, i.e., peace, joy, laughter, happiness and harmony. And through our wanting of that which is good we create for future generations the physical manifestation of such desires. We should, therefore, focus our thoughts and feelings upon that which is good, thereby creating good. We are creative energy from the source. Our thoughts become manifest. peace.
Ok, I've got to get this off my chest. A fool found my page here at RN the other day and became a fan. That's a good thing right? Not! This mindless dolt didn't spend any time at all listening to my music, his only objective was to get me to become a fan of his music. In fact, he all but demanded that I like his stuff and become a fan because then, the favor would be returned. Well, unlike this idiot, I don't assume that everyone will like my music. I don't ask others to become a fan, simply because I am a fan of theirs. That is not how I validate my work. When I become a fan of someone's music it's because I have listened to it and I like it. I don't care what they do after that! I only want people who have listened to my music to make that choice. Those people who, over the years, have purchased my music confirm the fact that it is worth something. I don't need some phony fan pretending to appreciate my work! I do this because I am creative not because I am an egomaniac! And by the way, if the, so called, "music" is filled with profanity and racially derogatory language, jumbled, unsynced rhythms, stolen snippets from other musicians work, and other non-musical passages, then you can bet your last dollar that Charles Z. Williams will NOT be a fan! peace.
So, I've spent a lot of time, over the years listening to the music of my most favorite artists. I always loved it when a new album was released! I used to purchase the new album and take it home, listen to all of the tracks while reading the liner notes. At the end of the experience I felt as though I knew that musician personally and could relate to how the music was inspired. I've noticed that today things are a lot different. Technology has changed just about every industry, especially the music industry! It's a world of singles now, very little talk of "albums". Of course, music is now compliled in CD format, a format that is almost obselete. I wonder if people actually listen to an entire album anymore. Time is now at such a premium, and technological advancements have all but eliminated the experience of listening to an "album" by a particular artist. And I suppose reading liner notes is a thing of the past. Most listeners now have personal size MP3 players with diverse playlists. Lists of singles! Oh well, that's how it is. So, maybe now I will start releasing my music one MP3 single at a time! peace.
The recent events in Japan have broken my heart. I am a very empathetic person and I feel great sorrow for the pain and loss of our brothers and sisters in Japan. It is horrible to witness lives washed away like so much debris. I can only pray that more death does not occur in that region of the world. Notice how dignified the people of Japan are as they attempt to cope with the devastation brought upon them by the sea. Notice how reserved they are. The Japanese people have a long storied history, a rich culture, and way of life that is admired in many parts of the world. It is sad to see these human beings lost from our world forever. We have lost many very valuable, human beings who have made a positive contribution to our society. This is a tragedy. I hope that the recovery will be swift for the Japanese people. I hope that the nuclear threat is averted and I hope the beautiful people of Japan will survive. peace.
You know, I started this journey when I was probably 10 years old, playing drums. By 14 I was tinkering around with the guitar and the piano, trying to learn to do something with them. So, today when I record, the drum and percussion tracks are really secondary to the other tonal voices happening in each creation. The truth is, I really never felt like the drum-set was appropriate for being out front. Certainly, one can compose a piece of music for the drum-set, but it wont be interesting for long. Eventually, you will lose every listener who isn't an avid lover of percussion. The drum-set is one dimensional as far as emotion is concerned, in my opinon, due to a lack of real tonality. I feel that in order to elicit real emotion, one needs melody and harmony, complementary voices to create vibrational euphony. peace.
I woke up early today, about 5:50 am, with my mind racing. I've 14 good pieces written for my next project, I'm almost finished selecting all of my new gear for the studio and I've a new day job starting on monday, for which I have to prepare. I should have had my latest disc finished by now, but some unfortunate financial difficulties caused a delay in plans. Now, those problems are eliminated and I am going forward. Having listened to hundreds of artists, so far, here on RN, I must say that my approach to recording this project has been positively influenced. Being here is a learning experience! Anyway, its almost 8:00 am now, and my daughter will be coming down from her room soon. Time to make pancakes! peace.