Saturday, February 16, 2008

For Those About to Rock We Salute You.

Some days it is really hard to get anything creative accomplished. That's when I turn to really loud music. Thank goodness my friends are musicians because they have plenty of volume to go around. 

Over the last 15 years or so I've been watching my friends take the stage at various Chicago venues. It's been exciting to witness the eveloution of these artists and I am amazed by their drive. On occasion we'll have some deep conversations about why they keep doing this and what keeps them going. With all of the egos, empty beer bottles, heart aches over women and other bad habits it's amazing most bands stay together at all. At the end of our conversations we always end up in the same place, "it's about the music". That's what I love about the music culture because it's the one thing everyone can agree on. 

Creativity, whether you are humming a song or drawing tree has one fundamental rule. If the work connects with you it connects and you know it. And if the work doesn't then it doesn't. It's pretty simple.

It's about the work. Because the work is all that matters.

1 comment:

Eddie Jones said...

Eddie Jones from The Quilts here...thanks for the kind word. You view on music music is EXACTLY why we dod what we do. Keep passing on the love.

The Quilts