"...but we missed the point the whole way along...it was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing and dance while the music was being played..."
Alan Watts - Philosopher (1915 - 1973)
My favourite Alan Watts quote above is perhaps the best explanation for me of music and in fact of life itself.
Neither have a serious purpose, both are playful by their very nature and yet we so often take life so seriously.
There's no right or wrong in music and for me there's no right or wrong way to live your life which is perfect encapsulated in the this famous Tennessee Williams quote:
"Every path is the right path. Everything could have been anything else and it would have just as much meaning"
So the same is true of the musical creative process for me.
Ideas come from anywhere and go almost anywhere.
I often start with a seed yet have no idea what the seed will grow into, what path it may take, just like life, whatever path it is, has just as much meaning as any other.
I see my task as a musician being one of guiding the growth of that seed into becoming whatever it is destined to become and being the best it can be.
I'm led to believe it's a rather different approach to the creative inspiration behind many of the popular mainstream music genre's like pop and rock music.
In any event, I hope you enjoy it and it brings you some emotional connection with the inherent playful nature of music and perhaps a tiny step towards understanding the playful nature of life.