3Ws- Glen Phillips

 

What do you create?

I make songs, mostly. When I was a kid I was in love with the theater, but by a series of fateful twists music became my job. I love writing and performing just about equally, and I love collaboration. Being a singer songwriter is a peculiar relationship with creativity because you keep returning to your work and reinterpreting it. It’s not just one and done – you carry your past with you and get to keep re-examining it from your current perspective.

  

 

Why do you create?

I have a noisy head. There have always been a lot of things bouncing around in it, and sometimes that noise is pretty overwhelming. The two best ways to bring the noise down are to get really still and quiet by being in nature or meditating or to shoot the rapids and get lost in making something. If I’m performing or writing or recording I’m usually in the present tense, and that is the most fulfilling way for me to be. Sometimes I’ll start in the quiet mode and things will emerge from the silence. I like that too.

 

What do you consume?

I consume too much, generally. I have too many things. I drive a lot, and consume more gas than I am comfortable with. But on the positive side there are songs, stories, music, podcasts (touring musicians live on podcasts), good food, company, conversation. Experience. I love learning about how people think and act. I love learning about the natural world. My father gave me the gift of fascination, so I get interested in many things. I can’t bring myself to care what team won a particular game but give me an article on the physiology of a fastball pitch and I’ll be very happy. I love talking to people who are passionate and hearing their stories and insights.

 

 

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3Ws – Miriam Speyer

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What do you create?

Mainly songs and drawings.
I also try to recreate myself on an as-needed basis.

 

Why do you create?

I create because it makes me feel good.
It eases my mind and brings me joy.
I feel natural and free and close-to-harmless when I’m making music or drawing. It’s great!

 

What do you consume?

You know what it is with consuming things?….
I feel like I’m in this strange kind of obstacle course at all times. The idea is to consume things and ideas that are good for me and lift me up and strengthen me, and NOT consume things and ideas that are ill and soul-sucking and erode my self esteem. There are so many strange agendas and advertisements being forced into our faces at all times… Especially living in a big city. Sometimes all I want to do is run away into nature where I don’t have to see and hear ten thousand things at the same time!

I love consuming the company of my beautiful, hilarious friends.
Eating food with them and creating amazing art together.

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3Ws – Nora Jane Struthers

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What do you create?

I create compassion.

 

Why do you create?

By seeking to understand my most authentic self, by sharing this process and my findings through my songs, and by performing this experience of discovery at every live show, I hope to inspire others to seek an understanding of their own authentic selves, and value others authentic selves, though they may be formed by very different life experiences.

 

What do you consume?

Grass-fed organic beef and dairy, The Marvel Universe movies and TV shows, books by Amy Tan, Kurt Vonnegut, and Larry McMurtry, books about Chinese Traditional Medicine, coffee with heavy whipping cream, bok choy and kale my future sister-in-law grew in Smithville, TN, The Drive-By Truckers newest album spinning on black vinyl.

 

 

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