I TAKE A VERY DEEP VIEW of music and its workings in this world. That is what I am contemplating in this photograph. I believe that music, in common with other arts (though even more deeply), works on and in people in ways which go far beyond entertainment. As an artist, I am aware of my responsibility in this. (In fact, I wrote a short paper about this whole subject, entitled “Follow your (He)Art“. So when I’m writing a song, I am aware of how it will affect the heart of the listener and also that it will make a measurable difference in the world.
Music is a kind of beautiful medicine with healing power. Thus, I always ask the Muse to work this healing through my music and out into the Universe. Along with all other genuine artists, I am an instrument through which the Muse plays the more hidden aspects of music into the world.