Yeah, it’s midnight here in Montreal, actually I’m on the south shore of Montreal. I’m in a calm mood, you know when you can’t think of anything, it almost feels like nothing is happening in your mind and it’s ok like that! I’m lying down on my bed with my laptop on my chest and all the lights are shut down so the only thing I see is what I’m writing here.
Just started playing some Pat Metheny song on my laptop. Can you guess which song? The best one! Minuano (Six eight) from his 1987 record ►Still life (talking)◄. Here’s what I’m talking about. I discovered Pat when I was 14 and was walking my way to school every morning with my walkman cassette player. I would just fly over to school since I loved Pat’s music so much. Pat made me see the music in a whole different way, I was introduced to another level, I was introduced to new a dimension that music can bring us.
Minuano (Six eight)
From that moment on I knew that music could be anything you want it to be when you compose it. You decide where you wish to go with your music, when to stop, when to make it left or right or fly etc. You decide which colors and sounds to merge together, you play with words and different tones. You are the boss, the creator. Pat Metheny made me discover that music can be so beautiful, powerful, simple, and also complex all at the same time in an 8 minute timeframe or song or journey as I would call Pat’s songs.
I know that at 14 years old, you’re not supposed to be into Pat Metheny’s music but more into pop stuff! I would also listen to Ian McCulloch (Ex-singer from Echo & the Bunnymen). His 1989 record ►Candleland◄ and particularly the song ►Proud to fall◄. I just loved his poetry and his voice and melodies on that record. These artists shaped me in so many ways.
Proud to fall
Music has to move me in order to get my full attention, it has to sound beautiful and sincere. I sing and write songs because I want to say something, and it is not hatred or resentment or war matter. I’ll always sing about hope and kindness towards each other, that’s how I want to make my music sound to your ears and heart. Write beautiful melodies with poignant lyrics on heavenly chords and atmosphere and there you go! Enough said…
Ok now, I’m off to bed, night night y’all.