I went to make a Valentines Day post and got sidetracked. I wound up finding a ton of old song demos from my early days starting my band Superfine and before and had a really powerful experience listening to them.
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THOUGHTS FROM THE CREATIVESPHERE
"It’s human desire to be understood. And we always feel we’re not understood."
This is what a GOP President could have said months ago, leading into an election where his party was concerned about voter fraud.
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The Presidential election this Fall
Is going to be different than any election in modern history
While we are battling the COVID pandemic
And expect to be in a better position by the Fall
We cannot ignore the fact that it will still be a factor
In the way millions of you will want to vote in November
[Read more…] about Presidential Speech – Voter Fraud Concerns
Don’t you love it when an idea pops in your head and something clicks? It happened to me the other day. I’m sitting there doing a meditation / creative visualization technique I do to pick up new ideas and get guidance, and this quote comes into my head by Confucius:
“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.”
It occurred to me that this quote is so relevant to not only the asinine political culture of the US, but it related to my artwork as well. If we’re not flexible, we’ll snap. And right now, America is snapping. It’s nature. It’s philosophy. It’s simple wisdom.
My grandfather fought in WWII, fighting against authoritarianism and genocide, to protect the freedom we enjoy today. I’m forever grateful. His unit was one of the first Allied units to enter and liberate Auschwitz. I could never get him to talk much about it. All he’d say was the horrors he witnessed were beyond words.
His generation made a huge sacrifice for us. He only enlisted because he got drafted. He didn’t volunteer. The government forced him to give up his freedom for more than 3 years, to protect our freedom today.
Freedom is not an absolute value. I try to remember that sometimes I have to sacrifice my short term comfort for the bigger picture and the greater good. Happy 4th!!!!