For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the magic of music. From the mystical sitar music my Dad brought from his native country of India to the perfect melodies on my mom's Beatles 45's...I was always drawn into this other realm and I could never quite find a way to describe how I felt when I would hear a certain chord change or a certain melody. Is it magic? I think so. I feel that as musicians we are able to tap into this very cool and bizarre radio station where songs get transmitted down to us. They don't always plop down in full form (but when that happens isn't it awesome!?) and sometimes I have to chip and chip and chip away and pull them out of the ground like fastened roots.
My main goal at this current season of my life is to simply try to write the best songs that I can. Often times I will completely re-write a song or re-arrange it and maybe do it several times. All I know is that when it's "done" I just simply get a feeling that it's done. Is it ever perfect? I don't think so, but I gave up chasing after perfection a long time ago! I'm trying to simply tell my truth, or to tell the truth of the song. If I can do it with a fun melody against some cool chords and sweet production then I am ultra happy.
I love the feeling of excitement that I have no idea what I am going to create each day. I also love to listen to an early rough mix of a song start and then compare it to the finished track. It is always a wonderful feeling for me to see the journey of the song, and to connect the dots. Was that really the old lyric? Was I really going to sing that melody? Sometimes it seems a million miles apart.
If you happen to read this, know that I support your musical journey and I wish you all the success and happiness in plucking songs out of thin air!