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The Soul of Music from Indie Artist Tim Cerasale

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I think everybody is trying to be trendy and current and in doing so they have lost the soul of music. ” – Tim Cerasale

Listen to the Interview
Episode #311 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/03/31/episode-311-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW TIM CERASALE
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

Music business…
I feel it has lost its way. People and these record companies and basically everyone writing music these days are just in it for the money. They have lost their ways and forgot about their roots and where music came from and how it’s written. It’s too glorified, all about the money and not the music.

Social media…
In some ways it’s good and in some ways it’s bad. It has its uses but it also takes away from things.

Singles vs an album…
I don’t know it depends on what you are looking for. Depends on how far you want to go. Right now my marketing strategy is to get my music out there and to push it, if people like it they like it if they don’t they don’t.

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
That’s a good question, there are so many possibilities. But it would be Jim Morrison. To talk to him and to try to read his mind set, how his words came out so beautiful. And to ask him how he did it. I admire him for his words and what he has done and is still doing through the music industry and all the doors he has opened. And he inspires me because of his words and what he has done. Like I spoke about before how music has lost its way, Jim Morrison and the Doors are one of those bands that never lost their way, and stuck to their roots like Pantera and Type O Negative. And how the Doors will basically live forever because they are still way ahead of their time, same with Pantera.

I think everybody is trying to be trendy and current…
and in doing so they have lost the soul of music. The balance that I have found is that when I hit that one note that makes my body and spirit tingle then I know I’m on to something. Because I just close my eyes and it runs through me.

I am afraid of…
Bees. I’m afraid of bees. LOL. I’m afraid of being stuck where I am right now. In a place where I don’t belong.

My personal definition of success is…
Being happy with what you are doing. And not feeling pushed to do it. To wake up every day and enjoy life.

My overall goal for my life and career is…To play music.

3 ways that I challenge myself…
Practice – Practice -Practice

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How did you get your start in music…
I listened to Metallica’s Ride the lightning when it first came out, that fueled the fire.

Gone…
The song is about, The death of something
I write so that when other people hear my music it will get them through what music has got me through. I want my songs to give the person that is listening to it the feeling that they have something, something that they can rely on. Music has always been there for me and when someone listens to my music I want them to feel the same way. And I also try to write in a way that I think spirits would enjoy it to. “Gone” has to do with an everyday part of life. Losing something or death is part of everyday life, something is always gone.

Tim Cerasale musician
I live in Maine but I’m from New Hampshire…
I like to light some candles, turn off the lights and listen to Pink Floyd and think about stuff to write about.