I’ve decided to give NaBloPoMo (ugh!) a try so here goes.
Music applications, soft synths, and recording software are all so cheap now that just about anyone can get their hands on them. I think I’ve bought every major synth app for the iPad now but I’m under no illusions about calling myself a musician.
I’m a dabbler. I like to make sounds with them but I have no idea about how to write a complete piece of music.
I think dabblers like myself have to remember these facts. A few cheap apps don’t suddenly give you the right to be heard. I see nothing wrong with making sounds purely for your own pleasure. It can be quite blissful.
Just don’t have any expectations about being taken seriously.
This is one of my favourite songs of the year. Go and buy the album so that Paddy McAloon can make more.
Joni Mitchell is 70 today. Jon Anderson turned 70 earlier on in the week. It’s sobering to think that a lot of my musical heroes/heroines are getting to that stage in their lives now. Who is going to replace them?