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Like A Message To The Soul


Today music is presented as an entertainment medium, like a game...It's like a cool pastime or toy, not like a message to the soul.

- Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace

I've been slowly making my way through the Neil Young memoir, "Waging Heavy Peace". I love his style of writing. It's very plain-spoken and honest yet full of insight. This quote above struck me. Sometimes I forget the power of music - however you experience it - whether performing, writing or listening. I get so caught up in the career and commerical aspects of it that I lose sight of how it can change, shape and inspire us on a deeper level and why we originally fell in love with making it or listening to it - like a message to the soul.