I'm reading the arts topic but this is one of the main things in my life that i feel really one way or the other about it, i guess in terms of stability within PMR. I personally have always listened to a lot of music growing up, i wasn't really able to play guitar until 14 and then around 15-16 [im 20 now] i started listening to Hip Hop after pretty much only listening to Rock and Metal up til that point, but i really didn't like the pop-rap stuff from the radio and started listening to more thought out rappers and the people who made the music.
For me personally, vocals are not a necessity for music as much as it is for some people [i do like vocals and singing, i'm not all or against singing but i do like instrumental music], where i notice for my friends, music is just as much as the focus on lyrics, sometimes less on music and more on lyrics but it could be my bias that it's not really my preference, but i do sometimes have to recognize quality on behalf of the overall thing.
I first found Tom by searching the word Metaphysics in youtube and was amazed by how much better his explanation was compared to most that i've heard. I finished the MBT trilogy about 8 months ago and i'm reading it again, but taking long breaks of time as a lot of the more complex digital stuff Tom talked hasn't processed at the being level for me, but also because i've been reading other books i held off on the first time i read it.
One of the points i never considered until reading Tom's books was that Einstein was doing work for technology that barely existed, at least compared to what it's become today.
What i wonder, is, have we gotten to the realization within our reality of our current point of evolution? And if so, will consciousness evolve into something beyond digital?
Are there consequences for creating with reality at the very fabric of itself? Does creating digital art do good or harm? But the question that i think about most is, is music really as great as i think it is?
I would say yes, but sometimes i question these unknown aspects, especially when i'm at work and have to listen to music that i honestly can't stand. I try to let it not bother me as much as possible and hearing Tom explain it pretty recently i've been trying to "be from a detached ego to the noise" place, but i find what i consider bad music that i hear often enough (same exact songs scattered across the week) gets stuck in my head. Sometimes even when listening to music or even if i've spent hours making music of my own. [and i should mention the kind of stuff i like people consider noise, Drum and Bass isn't really big in america]
I noticed sometimes [not always] "bad music" would get stuck in my head when i wasn't particularly excited about anything ["work" mode, i actually realized i like to do work, but i have a hard time finding work that i want to do compared to what i'm doing now, which is really the basis for my skepticism of music as it is something i like to do with my time. (i am trying to get to the digital aspects)]...
...and then if i would do something i was enjoying like meditating [which i don't do often or even as often as i think i should] either cool music someone else made [professionals], something i was making earlier, or a few times even stuff "i" was making, not me because it sounded far better than anything i could come up with, likely the larger consciousness system.
Aside from the bigger questions, that we have no clue on like the impacts of digital creating arts and if they are significant or not, I wonder what the significance of it is here in the little picture and big picture. Is it the next evolutionary step, or are we harnessing more energy than we can handle?
I think events are great. But i do not go to as many events as i like because usually i only want to go see people that i listen to, and even then i've missed a few i really wanted to see, but events themselves are massive and there are times i question if it's too excessive, especially since we are always in these "times of crisis" and worry.
Electronic music, i feel, is the anti worry. I like being able to listen to music with no story or meaning, not because it's meaningless or repetitive [which a lot of people are really put off by the blatant repetitiveness of Electronic music or "Techno" as it's generally considered, and wordless-ness doesn't help]
Many people, especially from the more recent generations, have been able to make music easier than it's ever been to even get the tools to make music, and because of that, the quality of music that is sold to people [and i'm talking about electronic music, piracy is still avid, but i think more people buy music who collect albums and singles] has gone up, or the level of quality has a standard before someone wants to release your material on their behalf.
and speaking of albums, i'd like to know what this board has to say about vinyl records. Vinyl is regarded as the ultimate format in electronic music even though it is vinyl. Many music developing companies have and are pushing the technical boundaries of the equipment being used to make things and to perform, yet there seems to be this attitude among the music community that older sounds better [i mean that in music production terms more so, but i collect vinyl for my favorite albums and tracks] .That's not my view exactly as i really like a lot of people at the current moment, where in rock music almost everyone i ever wanted to see was dead or no longer active or they hated each other, etc...
The stability issue i raised earlier on makes me wonder that as much as i love all this stuff, why can we do this while wars go on and famine and other bad things that happen on a large scale, not to mention we seem to barely be able to manage our energy and it's sources [free energy would be awesome, i sometimes think maybe that's why AUM studies itself]. Are we doing any good by having fun? I heard Tom say "just for fun doesn't imply useless" but because i don't make a living off doing what i like to, it is insignificant to anyone else...not that i ask them for it to be, that's just a summation of my subjective interpretation of what my family and friends think, and usually outside of that i don't tell people i make music. But my question has more to do with the stability of the planet and environment more than my own life
I could keep going on this but i've written a lot, this is basically my focus on life. I started making electronic music before i got into spirituality and knowing about a bigger picture, even though i've been heavily influenced by things that where and are about the bigger picture. When i make music now i really don't try to fit in a spiritual theme, i don't feel the need to tell people about it as much as i did when i first got into spiritual stuff and didn't know what i was really talking about. I'd like to know what others think
...sorry i wrote so much