"The Artist is the Medium, in which the Great Spirit talks and speaks, and they didn't have the Desire to be Like Me,then whom shall they be"-me


Music with Meaning(least to me)


RUSH-"Closer to Heart"........

Closer to the Heart

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart

The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart
Yes closer to the heart

Philosophers and plowmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Closer to the heart
Yes closer to the heart, yeah, oh

Whoa whoa
You can be the captain
And I will draw the chart
Sailing into destiny
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart
Well closer to the heart, yeah
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart
I said closer to the heart
Well closer to the heart, yeah
Closer to your heart
Closer to your heart, whoa

How many have listened to this song,any never really grasped what it says?

. we are in too much of a rush,to pay Attention now,,compared to say 150 years ago...yet we have more leisure time...a paradox!

Many,Many wise ones of our history from Plato to Einstein have said it,it in different ways....The Artist's.Philosophers,creative ones are the ones that should be the leaders in a Society,,yet we fail to listen

"The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist." -Friedrich Nietzsche

“The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.”
James Baldwin

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. (Albert Einstein)

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well. (Albert Einstein)

It fits better with the conviction held by most artists, that art is theepitome of human life, the truest record of insights and feelings, that thestrongest military or economic society without art is poor in comparison withthe most primitive tribe of savage painters, dancers, or idol-carvers. Wherevera society has really achieved culture, (in the ethnological, not the popularsense of social forms) it has begotten art, not late in its career, but at the veryinception of it.-Susanne K. Langer

The importance of teaching the arts

We shouldn't value arts education on the basis that it has social or economic benefits, but because it expands the mind and soul.

Neil Peart's sheet for Closer to the Heart