I had my birthday recently and I had som gifts, always nice to get. The people that make the time and effort to give a gift is a very considerate lot. But one thing caught me by surprise this birthday.
A friend of mine told me just recently that a gift that is given without time and effort, that is a gift that has no real value to him. Now there is this app where you get the information about who has a birthday and they even come up with suggestions for gifts to that person. You can even share a gift for free.
Now what is the value in such a gift?
Well the people presenting you with the gift they do share something with you and in many cases they do it out of a pure heart. But the method of giving these presents are without a doubt only one more way to commercialize our private lives.
If we don’t look out in the future, all we will be doing is sharing things thoughtless and the chance is that it will be automatic and without a care. Because face it, if things are being made really easy, there is a chance that us humans will do things that way instead of actually making time and effort to do things that gives meaning and a feeling of concern. Now ask yourself, is that the kind of gift that you would want to have in the future?
I am still grateful about the gifts I received this birthday because this is still such a new idea. Taking the time to find out how to do it and that it was actually doable to do it, give the gifts a sense of thought and consideration.
But I am not sure that I will feel the same way about automatic gift giving in the future.
There is a real good friend of mine who doesn’t give gifts that way and who doesn’t need an aid to help him remember important birthdays. He knows who he is and I really appreciate the way he does things. Maybe he can bring that feeling of thought and consideration to his new home.
Keep it up brother.
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This is a new song from Rhytm aBuse.
We hope that you will enjoy listening to it, just as much as we enjoyed making it.
As usual we have a hard time deciding in what genre it should be represented. But we don’t let that stop us. If you want to, let us know what genre you think we should put it in and we will heed to the votes of the majority.
One thing is sure though. We will remember your name, will you remember ours?
Keep on making the dreams that you dream real.
So you add a new song to ReverbNation or you start looking around at all the fantastic artists that share their music on the network. Then you realize that if you stop doing either, you will start falling on the graphs. So you start to neglect doing what made you end up there from the start, making music.
It’s just like twitter. There you need to update all the time if you want to keep your disciples coming, you don’t want to lose any of them because that means the possibility for you to spread the things you do decays over time.
But what is more important, to make the things you want or to collect disciples? It’s rumored about some guy who didn’t need more than 12 disciples to spread his word to the world. I don’t think that any of you will have less than him, so I guess it’s a fair chance that some of you will spread your word to the world.
Anyway, don’t stop trying. Making music is what it’s all about. And remember that all comments about what you do are good. Maybe someday someone tells you, this thing you did is really good. But this thing is not that good. And when you check it out you realize, they are right! And then you go about making music in a different way, still in a way that you like. But now suddenly you get a lot more people to listen to you.
Ain’t that what it’s all about?
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At the moment we are working on some new ideas and we are thinking about the possibility to get out and play the songs we have produced the past years. Problem of having the musicians living in different parts of the world are a big one. But we will try to work it out.
Otherwise some old songs never brought to the publics attention have been discovered passing the test of time, at least in our own ears. I hope that your ears will be just as forgiving as our own.
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Tagged attention discovered, forgiving, ideas, living, moment, old, play, possibility, public, songs musicians, thinking, time, work, working, world
We have been easy on recording video for a while. The recently released American Dream was recorded during the end of the summer and after that we didn’t really find any decent weather to shoot in.
But no it seems that the spring is in the air. If that’s the case and life is returning to this part of the world, we are going to start shooting again.
During the time when we surrendered to the weather a couple of new songs have been written and partly produced. But we think we’re not releasing anything prior to the video.
Hope you have the patience.
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Tagged music, partly, patience, produced, project, rock, shooting weather, surrendered, Video, written
So, we have added a couple of songs at a place called SoundCloud, if anyone of you have heard about it. Otherwise, check it out, looks pretty good. But I would like it to be easier to distinguish between established artists and new exiting musicians.
Sometimes it’s a good thing to drop a song for while and get back to it later. That is just what I did with this song. So when I opened it today I knew what I had to do to finish it.
So next stage for this song is the making of a video.
So me and Ramin have arranged a new song. Not the one in the title, but a new one all together. Name of the song is ”Please just remember my name” A song about those 15 minutes that we all seem to hope for.
The reason that I titled this posting ”American Dream” is because that’s the name of a new video that we’ve posted to youtube. If you want to watch it you can follow the link up above.
Reason it takes so long in between postings and video is lack of time, anyone familiar with that? I really wish we had the resources to make a lot more music, we do not lack the ideas. And a lot more videos, no lack of ideas there either.
But If you bear with us, we will continue to produce and share as much as we can. And we will be doing it in our own way, disregarding any trend. I believe things gets better if you do it the way you feel like.
So until the next time. Enjoy whatever you are doing, if you don’t enjoy, dont do it.
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Tagged music, rock, song, Video
Started to record another song that I’ve made together with a friend. But this one was recorded a long time ago. Only, I don’t really like that version.
That version was recorded when reggae was fresh and exciting, so we made it into a reggae. The recording I am working on now, is the version it was ment to be.
When It’s finished I will post it for you to enjoy it. The songs name is ”Why” and it’s a Love song.
By the way, the guy I wrote it together with, I have been searching for him a long time. But so far I haven’t had any luck. If there is anybody out there that knows about his whereabouts I would really like to get in contact with him.
His name is Björn-Olov Johansson and he is an excellent piano player. He used to live in my town of birth Västerås, so if you know anything about him, let me know.
Thank’s in advance.