Damn we use the word “Flow” a lot on this website!
I was looking for an entry into this track write up and was thinking of the whole Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi concept (here’s the wiki page if you’re unfamiliar,) out of interest I searched musicto.com for entries using the word Flow and - well - just check it out - I gave up counting after the first 100 entries.
But that’s the thing isn’t it - the thing we’re all striving for - particularly those of us who like to use music to accompany our writing practice - Flow - that Nirvana state where everything is just easy - where ideas form orderly lines and literally flow from your fingertips.
i’m doing that now - and yes - I’m grinning.
If you’ve already got your idea - i.e. - you’re not looking for a track to help ideation, you’re looking for execution - this is a veritable mountainside to your cognitive stream. It starts small, unassuming, almost cold but yet - inviting enough to jump in - and once you’re in - what a ride. Building slowly but surely, moving faster as it gets bigger and bigger, sometimes slowing down as it hits a bend but always moving forward, always feeling familiar and supporting your words as they flow onto the page.
Yeah - I dig this track - you should probably take it out for a spin.
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About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.