Andy Wallace and Matt Johnson on Jeff Buckley's struggle with his musical direction during the making of his debut album 'Grace'.
I don't think it's a coincidence that the most innovative musicians/artists in our history had all describe this sense of 'struggle', 'doubt', and 'frustration' during their creative process. Thom Yorke, Kurt Cobain, Van Gogh, Trent Reznor, Bob Dylan, Da Vinci, Justin Vernon, even the almighty Beethoven. -
'Originality' is arguably the ultimate goal for us musicians/artists. But how many of us are willing to dive straight into the unknown and do whatever it takes to get a step closer to that?
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Ninth Symphony was about love of humanity. In contrast, Appetite for Destruction is about love of, well, destruction. Love of solitude, love of self, love of peace, love of beauty, love of whatever, you name it. Even love of death is about love, or is it not?
I don't see the point of hating songs just because there's the word 'love' in them. The kind of "Oh you hated me, so i hate you back." is the kind of thought that promotes war and violence and hate culture. So... whatever. Getting my ass back to making music now. Have a nice day.
- #secretdancefloor#song#lovesong #music#thai#indie#singersongwriter#musician #art#artist #peace#love#nohate#notebook#light#darkness
One thing i've never told you all is that when i declined the offer to renew my contract with the record label, i intended to quit music for good. This was written before i decided to make one final EP (i have just enough budget for that) of the songs that had been rejected by the label over the years before retiring to help my parents with the family business. (it's an Asian thing 😓)
If you've found it strange that i've been making a Thai EP yet been writing all of my posts in English, it's cuz that's my way of making sure that i don't pretend to post nice things while secretly hoping that people will buy my records. The last thing i'd want is to have people buy my records because 'i'm a nice guy' rather than because they've found my songs to be a source of joy/consolation to their mortality.
Over the year i've posted everything i have learnt over the years that i wish i had knew earlier or had learnt along the way. Although i've got about 5k+ photos & snapshots of songwriting/music making quotes/interviews/books on my iphone, they more or less say the same thing, just from different artists/sources. So i won't be actively posting those stuffs like i have been anymore cuz don't see any point of wasting your time with repetitive stuffs. -
From now on i'll be focusing all of my energy and time on finishing the EP and pumping out as many self-produced (that means shiftily produced and won't be for sale 😂) English songs as i could before my time runs out. -
Please feel free to unfollow me, no hard feelings taken. It's been a pleasure providing something useful for fellow artists/musicians. I'm glad that what i've learnt hadn't gone to waste. Keep dreaming and fight on. ☺
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Damien Rice on the making of his debut album 'O'. One of my all time favourite singer-songwriter albums.
As it turned out, i'm still not satisfied with the finished arrangement for เธอ (You). Technically speaking, it's as best as it could have been. Emotionally though, I can't say the same about the song yet.
To most people, songs may be just a product to make money or a byproduct of a hobby. Nothing wrong with that. But to me, my songs are like the children who'll most definitely outlive my musical career.
So for me, this is not so much about crafting a perfect song hoping that it'll be a hit and make me shitload of money as giving whatever it takes to help a song deliver it's emotional message most efficiently before it leaves me and take on it's own life once it's gotten out to the world.
- #damienrice#themakingof#o#album#interview#secretdancefloor#songs#aremy#children#art#artist #indie#singersongwriter#musician
@michellewakemusic I screenshot a friend's relationship status update from my mac, moved the file to iphone, removed the texts with an app called Retouch, observed which font and color Facebook use, then add the texts i wanted with an app called Fonta. :)