JennyK / Jenny Kay 2mo+24dy ago
Can anyone here give me one good reason to stay here. At kompoz, , with a studio, in hope for a better day, take your pick.. One reason why this bullshit hobby of mine is worth anyone's time. One reason to bother with any of it. Don't think too long. I just need one. Just one. (No, I'm not suicidal, at ease, Friends. But I think many of you know the fine line all too well and I don't want to walk any closer to it than I already have too many times. . I just know that there is that one thing, that one thought, the one reason I can't seem to find right now. So that is why I'm here now, asking you to remind me why I am :).


     

4 people like this: ETTEPAI, Hines57, TheOther, joel_sattlersongs

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TheOther   commented 2mo+24dy ago


https://www.kompoz.com/music/listen/release/903814

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


:)

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ETTEPAI   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Straight talk. I like it. I think nobody needs no reason to make music. Music just takes you in and you can't help it.. But this site then.. it's a strange combination of audience and colleagues.. never easy I guess..everybody's looking for something..

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


"Everybody's looking for something." Yes, but perhaps I lost track of what I was looking for. Kompoz I think is blessing more than curse but maybe I forgot which is which...

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ETTEPAI   commented 2mo+24dy ago


.. a chance to show what you got?.. that might be my first guess.. (you got a lot btw.) haven't been here for long but I've noticed that this place can be quite rewarding some times and sometimes it's just dead for so many reasons.. so.. blessing or curse depending on the day and peeps you pump in I guess.. lol

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xd238   commented 2mo+24dy ago


my suggestion is to take a break. i've been on one for over a year LOL. I am still mining for plugins and tutorials to help me sound better....and of course the attic, which some days i wake up and.say "Why am I bothering?" if you're not into it, step away for a while. nothing wrong with that. but please don't close your account cause you know what happens, u lose it. even though kompoz is slower now than when i first joined, i still enjoy being here for the people and to check out what others are doing.

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Oh, I don't think I'd be capable of closing my account. I'd recoil from the button. Yeah, I dunno, it's like a drug this place. Fight it and it will be right up in your face asking wtf you doing trying to quit?

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carlmoneyhoney   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Absolutely do not close your account!!! I speak from experience. Take a break... you can't get your old account reopened. I tried.

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ShannonB   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Nothing matters without Jesus. (This is the part where Joey steps in and makes some joke that I won't get. :) Everything here is just practice for how we spend eternity. I know, no politics, no religion. How about no bull. Just straight up reason for everything I do. If I can reach even one person it has all been worth it.

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


:) Hey, thanks you. Yeah, where's Joey? I mean, you just mentioned one reason to be happy in this practice run before eternity - Joeyspeak. Thank you.

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ShannonB   commented 2mo+24dy ago


I could do a count down. But then he wouldn't show up just to prove me wrong. :)))))

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Gemini   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Diversion.

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


True.

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Moosemind1   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Nigel says Diversion I say Immersion

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SidiousSounds   commented 2mo+24dy ago


I do this because if a day goes by I don't create something, anything.. I feel as though I wasted a precious day of my life. Also it's like playing the lottery. Who fucking knows, maybe one day you create a 1 hit wonder. But whatever you do, don't do it thinking youre gonna be famous, because you're probably not gonna be. That's a set up for failure/misery. We could ALL cry a sad song about how we wish we made it. Another's aspect to remember. Musicians and artists are alot alike in the sense we are emotional rollercoasters. The up n downs is what makes us interesting. If your feeling down, let that reinforce the fact you are one of us. It's what makes us great... Take David Lee Roth, he's so damn happy in his songs, take Cobain, so damn sad. You rarely see great artists who live even keel lives. On days I feel super high or low that's the BEST day to create, so don't leave kompoz. Use that as kindling for the fire. Peace

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aliceminguez   commented 2mo+24dy ago


My reason is that if my head is filled with music, there's no room for Bad Thoughts. Music is probably more pleasant than like 99% of the other things on which one could focus one's attention.

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speedbump   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Don't know you and can't say I understand what's going on with your mindset right now. I'm new here and obviously you are not, but the reason I'm here is probably the same as yours. It's to simply hook up with like-minded players, with commensurate skill levels in order to collaborate. The last few years I've been writing, arranging, composing on my own.....and while there's a freedom in that....there comes a time when you want to interact. On this site, it's much slower than doing everything myself. That's for sure, but it's interesting to see what results can be achieved.....and with whom. Keep on pluggin. Wether we realize it or not, persevering through the bullshit life ( and music ) throws at us improves us as musicians.

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xterrabill   commented 2mo+24dy ago


because you are part of this family! :)

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gbm   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Hey Jenny, one reason is you could possibly write that big song and make a lot of money from it!!!

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Teek   commented 2mo+24dy ago


" a bullshit hobby " ???? depends what part of this site you think is bullshit , I am here but have no illusions of making any money , that is the DEFINITION OF HOBBY , you spend your time and maybe a little cash with no monetary return , just do it because you like doing it , a bit like sex .

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


It's funny how it's such a comfort to be reminded that we are all fucked up one way or another. :D Thanks guys, friends, family. yeah, that's the only reason that matters perhaps. Much of what you've said here reminds me. I never seriously want to leave this site because it has changed my life in so many ways. However, I'm not sure I ever truly commited to stay. I've let that bullshit life distract me. But if I really dig deep, this is what I love, I do itto stay sane, any reasons I can make up to not give it the priority it craves , are just more bullshit. "

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spookyoblomov   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Hi Jenny, have you ever played/sung in a real band?

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WillaWay   commented 2mo+24dy ago


For the love of the music that comes from your soul. Music has an incredibly diverse effect on people from all walks of life, something you write today could be a much needed gateway for a fellow human. This is my opinion at least from personal experience, as many a song has been there when I needed it. If you're burnt out step away for a bit, but I bet it will draw you back in:)

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


This is so true. :)

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carlmoneyhoney   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Jenny, you have a gift. That?s a phrase you often hear about talented people - but it is an appropriate and true statement. It is a gift because your creator gave you that gift. You were also given the gift of free will. And He respects those gifts. He?s not going to make you do anything about or with them. It has also been said that the person aware of their spiritual need is happy. Implicit in that famous statement is that the person does something about it. We all decide for ourselves how we will conduct our lives. There are consequences for every decision we make and every action we take. And on top of that - It?s an imperfect world (for now). Hope you find some answers and joy.

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Thank you. Religious or not, I do feel that a gift is there to share, to bring joy, to do something with. And perhaps not to be doubted. Life is truly what we make of it. What comes to mind when reading all the words on this page is simply Graditude. And that is a way better mindset than I had this morning.

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PolarBear   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Hi Jenny, .. sorry to read about what you're going through. Just pointing out the obvious, .. putting ourselves into this art form, has it's emotional risks. And, I don't suppose they mention that in music colleges. Better days.

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


I don't imagine they do. :D . And thanks. Shit usually sort itself out one way or another. Hard to remember sometimes, but you crazy people make it easier. :),

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Hines57   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Well...all philosophical reasons aside, Kompoz is one helluva plugin for your DAW. Kind of cool when you have a musical idea to be able to reach out and consult with real live world class musicians right there at your workstation:) My advice? Take a break...but don't ever leave, there's nothin' but peaches in here!

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Hines57   commented 2mo+24dy ago


...and it beats the hell out of showing your friends pics of food on Facebook!!

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JennyK   commented 2mo+24dy ago


LOL, oh, it does that.

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USAsongwriter   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Well the best reason I can think of is being able to share what you LOVE to do...with others who can appreciate all the hard work put into the giving of yourself in a musical way :)

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Nadir   commented 2mo+24dy ago


Just to remind me that I can create good things once in a while. Also, I don't believe in anything so, a part of me, an idea that came from my mind will stay here, at least until someone keep remembering. I hope this helps in some way :)