Everything we do is part of the art

There is a Billy Apple exhibition on in Auckland
My friend Clive rates him highly
Clive pointed out to me that everything we do is part of the art
The artist himself is a brand and everything he does makes up that brand
The thing I really like about Billy is this …that the artist himself IS the art
So everything he does is relevant
There is no real point in trying to hide behind a thin veneer of bling
Mr Apple takes it to extremes

But I suggest a moderate version of his stye
Just be honest and not afraid to expose the sensitive issues
Fact is an artist is not a superhero
He is just creating art and in doing so he IS the art
His weakness can be turned into strengths
Like in the Tesla car.
The huge extra weight of the battery gives the car incomparable traction and stability
You can’t roll it in a standard roll test
There is the line “My strength is made perfect in weakness”
Love that line
Where does it come from?

Got some great feedback from Potato Sack Perry
He advises me to write regular blogs and to talk about ME
I would love to do that
Here goes!

For years I have had a problem with sitting down and writing songs.
I know I can do it but I prefer to work on my feet as it were and play constantly to discover all kinds of riffs and ideas
The music develops this way but what about the lyrics?
Not so good for developing lyrics
I really need to apply the seat of my pants to the seat of the chair
That’s what I am doing right now and its not too painful

I wanna write a song about MS anyone out there with information on this disease?
Have you heard of BID FOR A BETTER LIFE?
I have been asked to submit a song for this cause

Thanks for getting in touch Patrick
Could I ever forget? Ha ha
You also have been a big inspiration to me
I loved your insights and your stories
Especially the one about the Top Guns party
Can we tell it to the people? Its a great story.

You see? It works
I asked for feedback from my last blog and I got it
I now ask for even more so that we can really start to roll this blog
Tell me if there is anything I can do for you
People used to say that ALL the time
You don’t hear that so often these days

I wanna post up the lyrics of my songs and the chords
Just give the music away
Why not?
Elon Musk gives everything away and he’s a billionaire as a result
The more you give the more you get to give more

Tallk soon

3 thoughts on “Everything we do is part of the art

  1. Good rave Luke.
    Pedanticus says, “The Tesla car cannot be rolled but you will need a roll to buy one ($72,000), replace the brake pads and tyres often; plus about $15,000 for the batteries after 8 to 10 years.”

  2. Is it all about the words or all about the music? that is the question you must ask yourself. You’ve told me before that it’s 80% lyrics and 20% music but I’ve picked up 100 Beethoven CDs from hospice shop for the bargain price of five bucks and I know now that sometimes it’s 100% music. Eg Sister Moon.
    Maybe do an experiment – one week 10% lyrics and 90% singing while you busk
    next week – 90% singing 10% music
    Fanatically document results, maybe even post them here!
    Pat Metheny is documented in the book ‘This is Your Brain on Music’ (by Daniel Levitin) as writing up to 8 pages of notes of reflection after each of his concerts. Maybe you could try similar?

  3. Hi there, I met you in Auckland and you told me about Rongo Bakcpackers – I was chatting with you about the Hare Krishnas and you asked me if I had time to listen to your song ‘We are Not a Machine’ which I loved. I am now following your advice and waiting to visit the place. I am in Nelson now, just researching this Elon Musk guy.

    By the way – can you tell me about doing your website (how to make) and also, I noticed you had stickers on your guitar with your website address on it – where do you get those stickers?

    peace and love

    quick email in library, sorry if mistakes

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