Many of us creatives make art (music, poetry, writing etc.) on our own. Not in a vacuum, but often in a studio, in an office, a café etc. where we find going inwards helps us create what we need to show the world. Like many, I am an extrovert/introvert and when I pursue one of my endeavors, I like to do it by myself.
Since I no longer work in an office environment doing graphics, I crave human energy around me. I can’t stay cooped up for too long on my own without the buzz of a café, both figuratively (I LOVE COFFEE!!!!) and literally. Now since I’ve become a drummer/percussionist with a trio who plays for my girlfriend’s primal dance class (http://www.livingbuddhanature.com/zehara/), I’ve rediscovered that awesome vibe of creating musical art with others.
I used to play guitar and bass at American University back in the 90s and that was cool, but now playing with my bandmates Pam and Phil is a whole new kind of energy. The synergy of the three of us on djembes, doumbeks, tambourines, and other rhythmic instruments is the bomb! We start of with some African or Middle Eastern patterns and then just roll from there. Watching Zehara and her class dance to our drumming is also amazing.
Whatever creative path your on, get together with someone else and make some magic. You may find a whole new way of creating.
My djembe with a brand spankin’ new head.