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join new way to save music for future generations

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:58 pm
by watertore
I have been following threads on various internet forums about where live music is today and where it may be going. Fortunately there are records, dvds, film footage, and interviews. I say this because for all we know live music as we have grown up with may soon be exstinct and at some point a young generation may want to tap into this. I am talking the grass roots levels not the big stars. They have always been well documented thankfully. I am talking about the majority of guys that dedicated their lives to blues and roots music scenes of america that never made much of a national splash but still spent much of their lives performing.

So as I have been reading these posts I got inspired to play. In case some don't know it, I make everything up as I go along. All my words and music are spontaneously created. I tap into the universe and songs appear and I channel them through me. Well, some just rolled through me about what it was like to be a working musician on the grass roots blues/american roots scene for a couple decades. I haven't heard of anyone who regularly is doing songs about this stuff. So I am kicking it off and hope others find inspiration to do the same. We all have stories to share and what better way to do than via a song! It is the closest thing to living history we can leave. I am not talking a cover or rearrangement of a cover, but your own experiences- an autobiographical book via recording these songs.

Hopefully more will come through me. I can't dictate where I go with my music so I have no idea where I will go with this, but I hope some people will close their eyes, relax, let their imaginations drift, and go back in time with me. If enough of us do this, we may help kick start the live music scene. I am running a 101 fever (my normal temp is 97 so I am a bit high) but it sure is flowing. Walter

memories in song-doing a gig beginning to end

memories in song- ghost towns that used to rock

memories in song- houston's parish parties

Re: join new way to save music for future generations

PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:01 pm
by watertore
I was just emailed with some ideas on this subject. It was pointed out to me a project like this would need a website and curator. These positions are not my thing. So if anyone feels like becoming a such a person, let me know! this could turn into a world wide data base with the right team cooridinating it. Please feel free to share this idea with other forume, musicians, friends. I know the team is out there, they just need to be found. Walter

Re: join new way to save music for future generations

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:34 am
by tinsmith
Thanks for sharing Walter.
Please don't be offended,
but you still have the ideals I once had as a 16-17 year old....
when music was new & exciting to me, to everyone......
bless you for keepin' that memory alive....

Ya just hit me....just right.


Re: join new way to save music for future generations

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:27 pm
by watertore
thanks for that compliment tinsmith! It made my day. Walter