‘You play from the heart because you enjoy it’ she said… ‘Treasure it lad’. It was good advice!
Listen to the live interview Episode #508: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10201871
GETTING TO KNOW MARK TAYLOR
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Desirable Yet Disposable
Mark Taylor – Vocals, Acc, Elec and Bass Guitars, Drums, Synths & keyboards.
Phil Taylor (Mark’s Son) – Additional Drums on some DYD tracks.
Deciding what to create…
and how your brand will shape out or what it will ultimately become isn’t necessarily a planed strategy it comes from who you are. As an artist, you must trust your instincts and improvise around what you love. Let your history, love and passion channel itself into your creativity. That’s where you’ll discover your true self in music or in anything that you do.
Treasure what you find is uniquely your own and let that flow freely. Learning and experimenting with production is essential to explore your creativity as a musician. It’s always important to work with people who knows more than you and bring their value to your team.
Many musicians are frustrated because they can’t afford production costs so they need to work with what they have available. In music you must depend on your ear and your vision to lead the way. Working with people can also help improve the quality so looking to collaborate on the very best music your can produce is always a great idea.
Balancing rawness and intimacy in the production is important because you never want to over produce the authenticity of the vocalist and the instrumentation away. Sometimes the best emotion comes from the spontaneity of the artist.
Success is not…
in my opinion, defined by monetary gain or becoming famous. I hope that folk can ‘be themselves’ and find someone they can love in a relationship of give and take with trust. Hopefully, many will find a role in life (A job?) that satisfies them, and brings happiness.
On my last day of secondary school (I was 18), my music teacher told me that ‘I was undisiplined’ as I was not willing to sight read pieces, though she said I was quite capable of doing so. However, she and others had watched me ‘bounce round a guitar with ease’ and that I should always ‘treasure my improvisational skills’. ‘You play from the heart because you enjoy it’ she said… ‘Treasure it lad’. It was good advice!
Song name: Don’t Sit and Cry
Music Genre:: Pop / Rock
This song is about a relationship that is not working out. One person in the relationship is keener than the other to stay together. The ‘keener person’ within the ‘relationship’ is persistent, bordering on frantic and is not sure of the other’s true feelings. She breaks down and his reaction is to ask her to ‘Don’t Sit and Cry’.
A mix of rock, funk, folk, dance and a touch of rap. I sing and play all of the instruments (Sometimes my Son, Phil Taylor is playing the drum track). I seek no particular style (although there is a ‘subtle’ homage to 80s pop synth tracks) and I like to experiment to create something that hopefully others will like and is fun to play. Lyrically, there is an element of ‘political observations’ in some of my songs that reflect the opinion of those who are struggling to live on little here in the UK. I also like to write about ‘relationships’ and how people treat others.
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