I wanted to sit down and spill some thoughts today while I
try to wrap my head around the passing of Prince. It hit me in a weird way today by not realizing
just how much of an impact he had on me over the years. I know that he did on many of you.
This guy was a true musical genius and fought for creative freedoms and things his own way.
Not only did he fight for his own creative freedoms, he fought for others; more than I ever realized.
Prince was the kind of artist that lived his music everyday. He recorded everyday he could, and wrote at least
one piece of music or something towards it, every day of his life. This is amazing, and not to mention that
he had a vault of thousands of pieces of music t,hat we will be listening to for many years to come.
Hearing people who knew him talk about this is so cool.
This is what inspires artists like me and many others to do this no matter what.
It lets us know that life is way too short to not do what you love and have a passion for. If you can make a living doing
what you truly love, you never work a day of your life. I have always believed that and I still do. This is why I push
to do my music as much as I can. It took my moms death to realize that life is too short to not do what you love;
no matter what it takes in life. I embrace this everyday; as hard as it is sometimes.
My mom was an artist and she painted and taught art for many years and then she quit. I never knew why and may
never know why. Years ago, I had a brief moment in my life; wondering if I was ever going to play music again.
Trust me, it didn't take long to make that decision and my moms passing confirmed it. That is what motivates me
I know a lot of musicians besides my self are trying to process this,
because it was definitely a shock. It is truly amazing how much impact someone can have on us and, as odd he could be
at times, Prince was an amazing artist. Most of us would give anything to have the talent he had.
Someone on the radio today was talking about his last show in Atlanta last week and how amazing he was.
Anyway, I Didn't want to be a bummer but it hits me weirdly when I hear of an artists passing that has made a great
impact on us and we have definitely lost too many this past year.
Its time for me to sit down and concentrate on my next album.
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