You spoke of learning at age 46 how to gauge what your true value as a performing musician. What did you learn?
well, my true value period, not as a musician. what i was referring to was...i was in a trap where if my business was going good i felt good and if my business was going bad, i felt bad. so at some point i learned that i have value as a human being and can be of service to humanity, even if i never play another note. i came to this realization from studying the teachings of jesus [i've read the bible about 7 times straight through like a novel and what i got out of it is vastly different from what is normally associated with that tome], and more recently the beloved meher baba. in short, we have to let ourselves off the hook at some point and via some method. otherwise..well, you know what we get.
Hey Danny-Thank you for doing what you do.
How long does it take you to write a song? I'm sure this changes depending on the situation/material... but do you typically gig around with a song until it is considered 'done'? Or like... write some, go away, find it again... repeat until you have something good?
The reason I am asking this is because I think it takes me forever to finish a song. I never think it is good enough!
Will you be performing with Jeff Austin at Utopiafest as part of Grateful Grass?Danny Barnes responded on 08/28/2014