I’m curious about the where music and magic meet. I’ve been fascinated by mythology and Jungian Psychology since childhood (My parents both got their Masters in Divinity when I was about 5 so it’s not as crazy as it sounds). I spent many evenings, listening to music and day dreaming myself into alternate realities.
As an adult, I’m interested in the way music helps us make peace with the mysterious in life, connect around shared humanity, and ultimately shed the bullshit to remember that JUST BEING ALIVE is pretty damn amazing.
The void is pregnant with possibility, but very often we are so afraid of the pain of loss that we never let ourselves get past it. We want to solve the problem of the closed doors, force them back open, MAKE IT HAPPEN, not because we necessarily want what is on the other side, but because we’re afraid ultimately of the unknown.
And then you have the actual physical components of the job: the packing and practicing and driving and staying up late and singing for multiple hours and that is also very very hard.
But hardest of all is rewiring everything I have ever been told about work and success.
-That only the special people (and special often means skinny, wealthy, much better at playing along with societies expectations than I am) get to have careers in music.