posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 09:42 AM
a reply to: ColeYounger
I have been sitting here laughing at these vids, The Shaggs, Jack Sparrow, no issue at all...
I click the play button on yours and get a spinning wheel, the page is loaded, I can see the image of Keith Urban(i don't believe that is his real
name) read the sappy title and all. BUT my device (Nvidia Shield gaming tablet, I got it for the Art programs) refuses to play it! Apperantly music
can be to feminine for devices too!
For me it isn't about the gender of the artist it is the soul that spills out when they deliver their message. Tori Amos can be just as dark and
sinister as Maynard James Keenan and Tool with just her voice and a piano. If you haven't heard it there is some stuff that Tori and Maynard did
together that brings chills to my spine.
For it to really reach me it has to be real. I can always tell when people are just faking it. It is very hard to put emotion into a vocal delivery in
a studio. With a band all together in the same room you feed off each others energy. In a vocal booth by yourself that same energy has to come from
somewhere else. A great performance requires that emotion and energy to come through, and when the singer really is in touch with the song a kind of
magic happens, a form of free energy if you will.
The legend himself Willie Nelson once said "All it takes to write a great song is three chords, and the truth.".
That has always stuck with me. When I'm writing and struggling to get something out, I tend to think more is better and complicated means cool, like
I'm writing it to impress other musicians, instead of focusing on the important bit. Which is getting out those emotions before they build up in me
and blow up into other aspects lot my life. Its like my therapy. K.I.s.s. keep it simple stupid, usually guides me to a better finished song. For guys
that is, I write music for guys only, I like to kick girls out of my shows! Its not for them!
Haha Not really, see... I like many artists create for me, if others like it too, that is just icing on the cake. I could care less if its pink or
blue, icing still tastes the same.