Saturday, August 25, 2012

Knitting and Music

So the other day I got to thinking about time travel. Random, I know.

Most people I imagine would go back in time so that they could change something. But this wasn't the first thing that came to mind. If I travelled back in time I would go to concerts haha.

My favorite musicians for the most part are no longer alive. And if they are, they are really old and no longer with the band or touring.

These are a few that I would go to (who are no longer alive or groups with one or all members no longer alive)
  • Woodstock (concert)
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • George Harrison
  • John Lennon
  • Janis Joplin
  • The Mamas and the Papas
  • Nirvana
  • The Grateful Dead
  • Bob Marley
  • Boston
  • The Moody Blues
To name a few, I'm sure there are ones I am missing. And this definitely does not include groups where all the members are still alive.
The reason I'm posting about music is because it has always been such a large part of my life. My dad held his headphones up to my moms belly before I was born. And since he passed away when I was four, it has been my connection to him.

It provides such inspiration. Many of my early pottery works were inspired because of music:

If you look closely in the photos you can see cd album covers hanging on the wall.

Music makes us happy, it can make us sad... It has the ability to spark an emotion. From this emotion, I derive creative inspiration. In fact I find that I attach memories to certain songs, and to reaccess this emotion, all I have to do is listen to the song.

Right now, this is my inspiration. It has helped me crawl out of my creative writers block. It wasn't until the other day, when I listened to the following song that I remembered when I can't find inspiration all I need to do is turn on one of my favorite albums.

These are my knitting thoughts for the day. What inspires you?

1 comment:

  1. Such a great list, if I could I would definitely be there with you in the past. Also, that yellow submarine ceramic is one of the most awesome things I have ever seen! Everything about it is just creative and adorable!


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