Howdy Lotus Eater,
I am very involved with music as it is my full time career. And thanks to everyone for your compliments. Yes I’ve published a couple of threads and worked with Mammy’aon from BOA to gain inspiration as an artist. His influence is dark but fades fast.
Selling your soul for music has always been a bit of a euphamism for guys who would disappear from the blues/jazz scene because they sucked so bad then reemerging weeks, months or years later and play like a beast. This happened to me when I first moved away from Dallas to Detroit, started getting my ass kicked at every gig and finally wanted to quit. I then went into the woodshed and practiced my ass off! All day everyday aided by all the jazz professors at my University. When I emerged on the scene a few years later, people really started to take notice of that damn funky ass bass player! Selling your soul for music is really about saying fuck it, I’m gonna practice my ass off all day everyday, study with the best teachers around and play with musicians who always push you to the next level. Regardless of cost, fame or fortune. If you’re not willing to sacrifice all for music, you’ll not ever achieve what you’re capable of. So I highly recommend to any musician, occultist or not to practice their ass off. Because there are guys like me who are waiting to steal your gig, and your girl. lol
I believe spiritual entities can, do and are willing to be very helpful in aiding your project in three ways:
First find a demon, like Belial, who can open up social intrusion for you. His sigil is here on the forum, but I will not rob you the joy of discovering where it’s found.
Second: You can call upon the Goddess Venus in her many forums as she is passionate about music and art and can increase that certain mystique that we all have as musicians.
Third: A demonic spirit can actually possess your instrument or recording. See my post about Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi backwards. I also offer a service to possess musical instruments.
But, musician to musician advice outside of the “metaphysical” world. If you’re an up and comer or just want new inspiration try a few things.
Practice all scales, chords and arpeggios in all 12 keys. Learn the minor modes and their variations. Fall in love with sound. It’s the best thing next to silence to express the human soul.
Also listen to new music. Tons of new music. Shit you haven’t heard of before. Especially outside of the genera you wish to create in. Listen to jazz, blues, funk, soul, reggae, salsa, rock, disco, house, broken beat, punk, metal, groove feel free to add to this list if I missed something hip like afrobeat or Haitian Voudon drumming.
Third. Smoke a lot of pot and improvise with your musician buddies. This is really key. Try not to be the “bandleader” or “artist” because unless you’re handing out real paychecks nobody gives a fuck if you think you’re the shit! Sit in with everyone you can! Think outside the box. It’s a scientific fact that musicians brainwaves line up with one another’s when playing together. Play rhythms that induce trance and theta gamma sync…metronome at 135bpm and 8th note patterns.
That’s all I can think of for now…oh…remember that you can use the energy of the crowd and band mates to feed on if you’re looking for a light/life blood source.