The official website of New Hampshire musician: John Britton
Many artists take advantage of free sites to promote their music (MySpace, Facebook, etc.). While I tend to look at those sites as more social in nature, I had been toying with the idea of my own site for quite some time now. Part blog, up to date information, interactive music, but mainly a promotional outlet.
One advantage is that you are spared the litany of advertisements, pop-ups, and all the smiley face icons you could ever want!
In any event, I've put a lot of thought into the layout, color, and overall design of this site and what it is I'm trying to convey as a musician and artist. Much like the process of creating music, it's pretty cool to watch your artistic visions eventually become reality.
...but embracing the media and technology of today
Truth be told, music has always been my first love. I spent a fair amount of time playing in local bands after which I became "inactive" for a period of time.
Luckily, I've come to reconcile my love of music along with my singing and songwriting as a "strong hobby" and I'm really happy to be moving in a more active direction. Musically, I feel there is so much more I want to do and say.
The advances in technology have made it possible to produce very high quality demos (and in some cases, polished recordings) in the comfort of your own home. While opinions differ about the "warmth" of music in a digital environment, music remains ageless. I've often said that it is an exciting time to be alive - technologically speaking.
Nowadays, it seems that how quickly America can jam the phone lines of American Idol is what defines an artist. I'm not saying there isn't real talent there, I just think the lone singer/songwriter types seem to have fallen by the wayside and this is something that I hope to preserve.
The Creative Process
...building a legacy of heartfelt original music
I often marvel at what I call a musician or artist's "body of work". To reflect and look back on 25 or 30 years of great music or art that they have produced and how that work has shaped and grown over the years.
What I hope to accomplish in the years to come is my own such treasure chest. My approach is simplicity. Art and fear work hand in hand. If I remain unconsumed with the thinking that I have to write another "Dark Side of the Moon", the end result should be both worthwhile and rewarding.
Whatever the outcome, I need to be consistent in my pursuit to take a deep breath, lean into the wind, and just "write another one".
I thank you for coming along for the journey...
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