news 1-17-22 News 1-17-22 https://www.organicdrumloops.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NEWS-1-17-22.mp3new earthloops “moss” voice-memo from the tent money and art capitalism really? Bill Mead2022-01-17T13:43:03-05:00 6 Comments Bill Mead January 17, 2022 at 12:57 pmLog in to Reply thoughts? questions? Psalcal January 17, 2022 at 2:40 pmLog in to Reply I appreciated hearing your story about art vs commerce, a topic I’m always grappling with. Bill Mead January 20, 2022 at 11:15 amLog in to Reply Oh groovy, that’s great. Yeah, this is and has been an issue for artists forever I imagine. It’s good to talk about it and give it some air . . . hunterventura January 17, 2022 at 4:53 pmLog in to Reply Money & music have such an interesting relationship — as a street performer, the (imaginary) need to be drawing more attention than my peers around me to make more money can be a very oppositional force. Sometimes you need to remind yourself that the joy of performing is the gift of sharing your art, and not always the monetary gifts you receive (although of course they’re always appreciated!) Then you remember that this experience is fantastic & beautiful instead of transactional. Really enjoyed this, thank you & thank you for what you do. Bill Mead January 20, 2022 at 11:20 amLog in to Reply “the gift of sharing your art, and not always the monetary gifts you receive (although of course they’re always appreciated!)” – This is exactly how I feel about this drum loops project. The making and sharing the art is in the forefront . . . any donations that come are just an appreciated afterthought. This was much harder for me when I was taking gigs in order to pay the rent. That part of my life was dark at times, because the art came secondary, if there was any art at all. You’re very welcome my friend, thanks for comment. joerg January 30, 2022 at 8:19 amLog in to Reply Hi Bill, writing this from Germany in my humble English, so I don’t wanna make many words, but I like to show my appreciation with sending a track I’ve made using a few of your moss loops : “Chant of the Moss – meditation”, you can find on Soundcloud on my channel ……./joerxworx :-) If you like to listen, you will hear, my Danmoi/flute improvisation are based on your beats :-) …. …. I simply love the character and sound, …. even on the loops it feels like playing with a real drummer, as like rehearsing with the band …………… :-) Diggin your approach & and philosophy to drumming beyond mainstream, beyond business – you live your drumming, and I think this all in your loops and improvisations. …………… You are kind of going to the very roots of percussion und drums, crafting your sticks, or making rhythm with stones. Simply imagine a guy somewhere in Germany really listening to you :-) …. watching & listening your news ……. & I love your yellow birch movie, just wonderful ………………. the next level ! a gem ! … by the way, I love moss, and like my father did, birches :-) this as a marginal remark :-)))) well, a bit weird writing, but from my heart with best wishes & and grateful for your work Jörg Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.