Joined: Nov. 1999
||Posted: Mar. 26 2009, 18:01
|Quote (Olivier @ Mar. 26 2009, 23:11)|
|Kind of a cliché, but it often looks like the uglier the environment is, the more beautiful things we create, like our mind tries to compensate the lack of beauty of the environment. Scarcity key to creativity? I think Mike mentioned in his book he took refugee in his musical world. When his real world improved, I find his music degraded, he listened too much to real people. When he is too connected to the real world, getting too much inspiration from others, he is not that good, I like his music when he is more introverted in his own zone. But then, in Misery, the #1 fan kidnapped the artist, his world turned really ugly, but he didn't produce any masterpiece. I think the problem is he was asked too. So when we kidnap Mike from his paradise house, we shouldn't demand anything.|
Yeah, you mentioned that somewhere earlier. Interesting theory. But maybe it is not only the environment, but also his state of mind at a certain time. Amarok was created with frustation towards certain people, while Mike lived in Roughwood Croft (which is, as we mentioned earlier, in a very beautiful environment).
But now we are talking about making disadvantage of someone's health in order to please the fans with better music. Kinda sadistical, isn't it?
-The mark of a good musician is to play one note and mean it-
Mike Oldfield - 1980