Sites to “Pinder”…These are a few of my favorite links…
Now that we’re out here…Open your Heart…To the Universe…Of which we’re apart…….
Musical ideas, like other art forms, are unique only in their expression. I don’t think ideas are individual by any means. I think of it as a river of thought, a river of ideas that are there. And it’s up to us, really to become a participant. Late at night when everyone is asleep is a favorite time to ‘fish.’
I like to visualize that creative ideas are being poured out of an urn, almost like Aquarius pouring out the water. Instead of water coming out, there would be musical notes and lyrics and paintings. And then the wind would blow them, and they would be moving in a more horizontal pattern, like a river. Alongside the river would be people sitting, with pencil in hand, an empty notebook, and a guitar on their knee, which is really their fishing tackle. As these ideas come by, you try and grab one for you.
Quite often that is what happens and you would hook something, and you would struggle with it, but you could never get it to the boat. You have to cut your line. I remember buying a George Harrison album, and hearing a song, and thinking, “that’s the one that got away.” I didn’t get it, but further downstream–and George used to live about three miles away–George was up that night and he hooked the bugger.