Synnie26 May 2008 at 6:47pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Just trying to add some however reliable facts. . .
I do agree into what you say above, I find that as funny.
I wonder, what Pete has to say himself then, oh, wait, he does, all the time. . .
And you know, what he says, if he has another opinion?
"Well, thats how YOU see it"
I don't remember though, in which interview that was.
Memé27 May 2008 at 1:47pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
My way of getting closer to the music or painting or any other art expression, is in steps, First, I sense the music, I let it get into me, I feel chills, my heart starts to get slowler or quickler,music is connected straigth to my feelings and senses (it is a kind of psichodellic phase), then, I try to find out what that music or picture or whatever it is means to me, what do I think the music says or what is painted in the picture, and then I get to a investigative phase, I want to know what the artist meant,there is a need of explanation (for example, what did Peter meant in San jacinto? was it litterally the experience that indian guy had? was it about the struggle in growing/ becaming senior? was it there a deepest sense, maybe of beeing left alone to fight against your own demons??)
Personally,I enjoy every step of it, even when I think that the message the artist gave is not always the one I get.
BTW I think that Peter is more than a man, he is an ARTIST.
Synnie27 May 2008 at 6:45pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Sure, Meme, I am all with you, an artist indeed.
And we usually start with something that touches us, or that wishes to come out.
It may then take a different turn or just crystallise into something very simple and clear. Everything is possible. It may even change its meaning, while doing it, or in the long run.
I often had many more layers coming out with the time, for example. And I had wonderfull talks with musicians, who described the very same to me about their art.
For instance, some evenings during one tour we talked about what it was for us, the receivers as much as the players themselves. This was always interesting and often some new ideas and projects came out of this.
Although the first click and inspiration is always there, it then becomes something very living, even if some think, its just repetitions. It never is, for no side in the game. Neither is a picture on the wall. Once you (choose to) live with it, you know, that it also lives. Thus, you cannot pin it down to only one explanation.
You can only say, what it just means for you in the end, and that somehow makes it yours as well.
I often had the situation, that people told me, why they choosed this or that, which was wonderfull, since I also got something out of this, a new view, sometimes a new picture coming out with this etc.
I also replied questions, why I did this, if I could, but in the end, its all in the eye of the receiver, or listener, if you so wish. And thats what it really is, communication.