I come from an era in which music wasn’t a thing that plays while you gun down that last cgi character to break through to the promised land. I come from a land where listening was an activity in and of itself.
I, like several millennia of people before me, understand music almost as a sacrament. I don’t think of music as something I consume, I think of it as something that consumes and expresses me. When I listen to music, it is an event. When I play & write music it is the most honest I am as a human being.
I’m also a complete realist, and understand the world, as always constituted, cynically disavows the notion of honest expression.
And hence the ‘goals’…
I play music… That’s what I do.
I play music. Because I want to be honest.