Music and Life
The first time I heard my favourite band
The day that music changed my life, my friends and my whole world view. Read how Simon’s life changed when, as a teenager, he discovered his favourite band.
In search of harmony – finding ‘the real thing’
Singers and performers often talk of the momentary high and come down after a performance. Is there a way of singing and performing that leaves us feeling whole: what is the ‘x-factor’ that makes all the difference?
The music app your child uses that could be more dangerous than you think
Do your children use music apps? – They could be more dangerous than you think.
What’s in a tune?
For professional musician Catherine Wood the concept of energetic truth in music was just too fascinating. ‘There was a whole lot more to music than I had realised’ she shares.
Signed, sealed, delivered . . . I’m yours – what more proof do we need to know about the effects of music?
With every cell of our body affected by an unremitting soundtrack, how long are we going to accept the imposition of music as part and parcel of everyday retail, or in fact everyday life?
Plato’s ‘The Allegory of the Cave’ and music
What happens when we ignore the energetic interplay in music – and life itself? As in the allegory of Plato’s Cave, our current global state of play can now only be described as grand scale illusion and chaos, and this is reflected in music today.
The train wreck we call ‘art’: music and our responsibility as a global family
Defending music at all costs as the reality of a life is ignored – how did this become ok? On Mary Forsberg’s letter about the life and death of rock star Scott Weiland.
Rachael Kane and the return of sweet 16
Singer, songwriter Rachael Kane talks about her new single, the pressures put on young musicians today and the preciousness of growing from a girl to a woman.
Touring the world as a musician
After touring the world for 9 summers back to back, musician Simon Asquith realises that life as a musician is not all it’s cracked up to be - there is definitely more to life and to music.
Ever considered the impact that certain music, artists and their behaviours have on society, and is there such a thing as 'musical responsibility'?