What motivates you to create music?

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What motivates you to create music?

Strictly, my own ideas and musical innovation. I compose all original material and I refuse to compromise my creative expression for the acceptance of others.
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Some original ideas, but more out of a need to appeal to the tastes of others, because that makes me feel good.
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My neighbor's dying poodle.
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Re: What motivates you to create music?

Post by M. Bréqs » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:18 pm

radialson wrote:What motivates you to create music?
Lots and lots of pussy.



(...The sad part is that now that I'm getting it regularly, I actually write less music. Go figure.)

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Post by minimal » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:17 pm

some feelings I have I can only express thru music

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Post by nowtime » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:41 pm

caffeine. herb. girls. serving humanity. glory and attention. money. the great mystery.

not necessarily in that order.

and the fact that I (and most of us) are just plain compelled to, beyond all reason. and of course because of my love of harmony, melody and rhythm (my direct link to the great mystery)
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Post by Shoma » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:47 pm

That feeling of being useful for the people

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Post by rasputin » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:48 pm

Consciousness of human mortality.

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Post by Machinate » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:52 pm

nowtime wrote:[...]
and the fact that I (and most of us) are just plain compelled to, beyond all reason. and of course because of my love of harmony, melody and rhythm (my direct link to the great mystery)
Couldn't have said it better myself... screw other people! If I was all alone in the universe I'd still be making music, and trying to make sense of it all.

I think that strange connection we make while playing music is the best thing at keeping me in balance. Still doesn't work, but it's getting there ;)
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Post by Machinesworking » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:55 pm

I voted for the dying poodle, because even though it was meant as a joke; to me, music is a way I can non verbally hold a mirror up to the world around me, and my inner life as well.
.....and oddly enough I realize I have to interpret that in a way that people can relate to, otherwise it can get too personal and masturbatory.

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Post by PeReYrA » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:33 pm

Sometimes sex is a good choice to make music!!!
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

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Post by freqn » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:41 pm

Machinesworking wrote:I voted for the dying poodle, because even though it was meant as a joke; to me, music is a way I can non verbally hold a mirror up to the world around me, and my inner life as well.
.....and oddly enough I realize I have to interpret that in a way that people can relate to, otherwise it can get too personal and masturbatory.
I hear you.
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Post by Cryptic UK » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:41 pm

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