This is what I call threatening. The true artists are the ones walking the walk and, “singing the talk“. They pay the price and suddenly find all their efforts don’t count anymore because a machine, with a strong bias has replaced them. They are saying to artists all over the world that they will never be great. They are saying for every artist that ever made an impression, "We have a replica, we don't need artists anymore".
I will speak my mind. I will speak against them. I will SHARE my thoughts with them. I will ROCK until I drop. Rock is not dead. They insult Rock & Roll. Guffaw!
My convictions come from the lessons I’ve learned throughout the good and not so good times of my life and some of those times were quite reckless. But they are reflected by my music as real emotions and thoughts that are meant to make a positive impression.
My opinions have built up over the years by observing each situation that comes my way and asking myself, what’s the right thing
to do? Often after I have already done the wrong thing. My life experience has taken me down many rough roads but by making it through those
rough times it has made me stronger, making the message of my art stronger. To hopefully reach others by music with the power of real stories
and truth in their messages.
Truth can be defined in many different ways depending on how open or closed minded a person is. But even closed minded people know deep
down what is right, it’s just that they have learned to ignore it. To interpret something to suit themselves. For a society living
in a fairly futuristic age I would say we’re failing miserably.
There are many programs and foundations that have been started up to help scientific research and those in need. But it’s a drop of water in the ocean compared to what it could be, which is mostly caused from greed. This kind of behavior can only be explained in one word: childish. If a person is lying, cheating, stealing or worse, it’s because they are mentally disturbed or they don’t care.
They feel that they are exempt from working or being honest which is mostly a result of parents lacking the respect to raise their children responsibly. When this kind of behavior is allowed to grow with the mind’s of the youth you get what we have today-- a society of people who think that wealth and material goods are what make a person ,and any means to get them are justified.
And while everyone is busy getting rich or trying to, the world falls apart. Being wealthy isn’t a bad thing, it’s just that most people will demoralize themselves for money. Only to waste it and live way beyond a reasonable life style.
When I was growing up, I was told that I could achieve anything that I put my mind to and I did, but what I didn’t realize is that it would be a long frustrating road. Much more than I thought and more than anyone had ever expressed to me.
Not because the road is so rough but because if you don’t watch it, people who you get involved with may not see your vision. You can’t know this so you get involved. Instead of the yellow brick road on the way to Oz, you‘re on the highway to hell with Dorothy the crazy woman, the stupid scarecrow, the conniving tin man and the hungry lion. This is how I see our society.
If we are to plan for our future, then we need to start by dragging our society’s standards out of the gutter and start facing the truth. Rome was the modern world of the ancients. They thought that they were the future and as soon as they lost their way, they crumbled. It took hundreds of years but they crumbled.
So who are we to think that we are the future and that the same thing couldn’t happen to us? This is ignorance and should not be tolerated any longer. My message is to warn those people who choose to live in denial, that they make it harder for all the honest people in the world. All living things deserve respect and the only way we are to survive is to learn from our mistakes and correct them.