I Love a Good Tune
My previous podcast was a defense of musical complexity in a time of musical dumbing down. But that does not mean I’m about complexity for its own sake.
In truth, musical complexity should arise out of fundamentally simple ideas. The fear of being direct and straightforward with one’s music is really about being afraid to expose one’s musical soul. And all of the production and complicated techniques don’t mean a thing if there’s no musical soul as the foundation.
In the middle of this podcast, I do a kind of live analysis of what I’m improvising—not so much theoretical, but an explanation of the thinking behind what I’m playing, and where it’s going. I’m my own play-by-play announcer! Weird, but fun.