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Been A While


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been a while since i posted in my blog (shame on me), i figured it was about time.

while i'm here i'll ask a question:

how much of your music is your own personal therapy?

ok maybe one more ;) :

how much of yourself, your feelings, do you put into your songs?

i ask cos i always put a lot of my personal feelings in my work. i lay it on the line. put myself out there.

when i look around most writing is about either non-emotive issues, or at least not challenging in any way. they lack the meat to the bone (often the bone too). if they do deal with emotive issues they tend to be about those issues at arm's length. you know, happening to someone else, or lacking that personal response or reaction.

are writers afraid of expressing themselves?

more afraid of expressing themselves because of the fear of rejection? because it makes them feel weak?

maybe it's just me.

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I don't think music or art should ever be therapy, though there are therapeutic components. I think each of us has to wrestle with the idea of what art-making entails.

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how much of yourself, your feelings, do you put into your songs?

i put whole me, myself, my thoughts and emotions into my song....

you'll easily be able to figure out whats going in my life for instance my recent song "Gotta go..."

are writers afraid of expressing themselves?

more afraid of expressing themselves because of the fear of rejection? because it makes them feel weak?

ummm.....for this i'd say writers are not the only one who are stuck in the miserys and all hardship.....i mean a lot people in the world would be facing the same situation or misery....

for instance song "NUMB" by Linkin Park is very near to my heart.....coz the situation which they've created is also what i am facing....so i think writers don't afraid.....

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I have to put myself in my songs. What else have I got to work with? That said, I think it's necessary to do it in such a way that other people will understand--otherwise, I'm not communicating.

And it's not *exactly* personal. If all of the things I write about had actually happened to me, I'd probably be dead several times over. And I don't think I am. But there's *reflections* of me in everything I write. I think of it as exorcising demons. I mean, we wouldn't want them demons to get flabby, would we?

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Everything I write, in my music, in my blogs, even on Twitter, is a form of therapy for me, and/or, sometimes, for someone else. Sometime's it's heavy, sometimes it's not, but, it's pretty much all a form of therapy..

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