“When I gave up on being successful thats when I became successful” Neil Morse on success in the music industry.
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What made him want to become a musician?
What lessons is he going to teach his kids?
How did he spent his first money?
Making music with Steve Morse
Playing in Europe
Music scene in LA
Music Business then vs. today
My father was a music teacher and taught us harmonies in the car
I´ve been trying to give that back to my kids
Got my first paying job as a soprano at age 9
Spent his first $100 on Fender microphone
A lot of different band in the 80s trying to get a record deal
I remember being 4 years old watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show
When i was 12 i saw Yes open up for Black Sabbath it blew my mind
Grand piano and acoustic guitar are my favorite to play
I had been playing the bands for too long i was embarrassed.
I wanted to be able to say yeah i played on the street of Paris for a while
I just took a train to a city and asked where the musicians played and played and stayed with people I met
It was exciting for a while and then it got old. Got back to LA with no gig or money
It was a time of real highs and lows.
On your own you have the possibility of reaching millions of people without people.
In the 60-70´s without a label you wouldn´t do that. There was no way to do that
Before the only way to get your album is to buy it.
Flying color is such an interesting group of people
Steve Morse has never heard a song idea that he didn´t want to change the chords too
I was really disappointed with the first transatlantic album. I didn´t know them very well.
You have to build trust.
I use Pro Tools all the time
When I gave up on being successful thats when I became successful
Don´t worry about making it. It´s not about making it
Try to write with no in order to…. please anyone, make money, etc.
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Whatever days” by Neal Morse