So I was on the phone with AT&T today for about an hour (for some reason AT&T subscribers have been having trouble reaching our 1-800 #, but we will have a local 360# very soon). I know what you’re thinking, wow, bet that was fun. Actually, while the circumstances of the call were less than sweet, the company and conversation was actually quite pleasant. This was an otherwise routine tech support call that led to meaningful conversation.
It turns out that the conversational and helpful young woman helping me is the daughter of a musician. She asked me about what I do and I mentioned The Tuned In Musician and the academy. She was intrigued and surprised at the idea of a book on meditation for musicians. She wondered at first why musicians should be concerned with meditation.
But then she got it. It clicked. Evidently, her boyfriend is also a musician. He’s a musician that’s fed up with meaningless music, music that is intended for no real purpose or meaning except maybe making money. And he’s searching for something more—and we are too. It excites me to hear stories of musicians that are frustrated or fed up like this; not because I find joy in their frustration, but because I share in it. And more than that, it excites me because I know that it is in such frustration, and when people are fed up that movements are born.
We are believing a movement will be born. We are seeking to play some small part in that movement, to create and teach musicians to make music that matters and makes a difference.
By the way, we don’t have a problem with or reject the idea that musicians and artists can and should be paid for creating, presenting, and even selling the music they create. We hope that we all could be so fortunate! But if that is the sole purpose of our music, we have no validity.