Most of you know, I absolutely LOVE to write, haha...but I also love to write music...it is a deep passion, one that as of the last year I have not devoted enough of my time and effort to. Not saying I don't have 'dribbles' on paper and notebooks, that I do. But I have not taken the time and discipline to format and put the words in order or in a melody. To be honest with you, I have felt very 'stale' over my music the last couple of years. It is nice to paint and write and play and create...but sometimes, its just a little methodical alone.
Over the years I have had a lot of art and musical friends to join in, inspire and collaborate in one anothers creative endevors. The last few years has been much different, a solo ride with much solitude. I am not complaining of course, lol... its a good thing to just 'be' alone. But, I have missed the company of other creative as myself in relationship and the practice of creative abilities. Iron sharpens iron, and it is good to be around others who are better than 'you' at what you 'do'. Not so much in a competitive form, but in an awe inspiring form...I thrive in this environment, as I think most creative individuals do.
Upon our move to the Las Vegas area, I have slowly been building relationship with a neighboring creative being as myself, we have loosely thrown our creative abilities together and little by little seeing them bearing some encouraging fruit together. Need I say, its been a wonderful, casual and relaxed 'season' of taking time and enjoying the fruits of 'sharing' oneself creatively with another.
Karl Zimmer, a wonderful skilled guitarist...whom is stretching me with my own guitar skills, or lack of I should say, haha... to me stretching him with his vocal capacity. We are enjoying the journey of improving, exploring and playing. We are setting some 'goals' to reach for and I do think that we have a good fit as they say from a musical point.
Karl is very disciplined, very technical, where I am much looser, and less skilled in the technical areas of music. He isn't one to 'write' music, but he is one to 'perfect' his skill...so as we meld our creativeness together our assets strengthen our weakness' individually.
Stay tuned as we continue to 'grow' together musically, it will be fun to see what comes out of this creative energy being shared. Karl has helped me with some new recording and tweaking some old tunes and I have really liked what has come out of his input, so good things are in the works for sure and along with all the hard work...its a lot of fun to hear 'new' sounds too!