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Obsessed, Blessed & Cursed

I never chose to start making music, it chose to make itself through me.  I don`t have any training nor was I brought up with any instruments at my disposal.  So it was a shock and a fright to be a little boy plagued with tantalizing sounds forced into my mind in the middle of the night, prompting me to get up and try to recreate them, whether or not my body was capable of understanding what a `melody` or a `chord` or a `scale` was, or what sort instrument was being communicated to me by whatever mystical source this was.

This has continued to happen my whole life, although now I can sometimes pacify whatever source it comes from, and beg for it to ``come to me at a more convenient time so i can SLEEP, PLEASE`

Still, I will continue to listen to the heavenly ethers and be as receptive as I can be, and gratefully allow whichever magical sound needs to emerge.

~G
GSOS GSOS 70+ 4 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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i greatly admire artists and inventors who get their creations out of the ether, as it were. the first time i heard "heavenly" music i was way past childhood and went bouncing around to find the radio -- took a bit to realize it was coming from within my self. lovely music, but it didn't demand that i recreate it, and it wasn't my reason for becoming sensitive to the inner world --

so you have heard these heavenly sounds too!? i have to admire you as well! i feel like maybe the demand in the past came from something that was needed for me to do to save myself from desperate times. as if these heavenly sources were saying "you must do this, it will help you!" now i can approach it more lax as perhaps my life situation is not as dire as it once was.

i think you may be right about something needed. i look at it as programming, which doesn't nullify that idea. i see it as programming because that's the only way i can put into words what happens during the process of consciously readying oneself to catch certain things. it seems your main "programming" is music, others are writing or painting, while others' main programming is for direct knowledge, love, peace --

we each program and deprogram ourselves with our thoughts, emotions, and expectations. in my not-so-humble opinion.

i am completely on the same page as you! your opinion resonates with me entirely.

Making music does have a down side. Lack of sleep being one of them. I too was never trained or taught to make music or play an instrument, however, I found that when I took to it at an early age I had no problems with it. Now I'm older I've had countless sleepless nights with sounds going through my head, most of the time its a full song and I HAVE to get out of bed and record the idea at least. If I don't I will never get any rest.<br />
I'm thankful that it's music that keeps me awake at night and not something negative and to be honest I wouldn't have it any other way.<br />
Peace.

I agree with you 100%, to be honest I think if it were not music, it may have become something dangerous.

PS Thats A Very Cool Reel To Reel

True and stay positive! The reel to reel no longer exists and burned out some time ago, but I do still use analogue as well as digital equipment.
Here's a link to one of my music pages if you're interested and if you have a reverbnation page then add me there as a friend:
http://www.reverbnation.com/adamson

Enjoy, Peace, Adam-Son ;-)

the truth is, i am a young man with the grumpiness of a 70 year old!

You are gifted!<br />
By the way, I was always assuming, that you where of age 70 and more lol like your profile says but looking at your pictures I started doubting about it lol! ;-)