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I'm (no longer) mentally blocked and now we discuss learning Psy Trance!
(To the mods - I'm absolutely sorry in advance, but I feel I need to speak my piece in order to move forward creatively with my music.)
I've been pretty silent the past 3 or so weeks, but I'm breaking my silence. Just as I predicted, I eventually became stuck in a music creation rut.
What happened is I worked hard creating one of the most complex pieces of music I've created, and someone accused me of "cultural appropriation", "hurting others with my music", and they claimed "I wouldn't let my friends listen to your music".
This is the piece of music in question...
...originally titled "Genji", now titled "The Journey".
The thing is, I wasn't wearing another culture's traditional clothing nor speaking with a "funny accent" nor using derogatory words against another culture nor doing anything outright offensive. I wasn't setting out to hurt anyone. I simply made a piece of music out of my heart, and while most people gave it praise, someone simply had to go so far as to accuse me of wrongdoing and hurting others.
It's never good enough for some people, is it? They'd rather pick on little miniscule things rather than focus on REAL world issues such as actual systemic racism and other larger global conflicts.
I was able to push out a handful of other tracks since that post, but eventually those hurtful words got stuck in my head, and now I'm stuck. I'm on the Autism spectrum. I have ADHD. Being accused of something I didn't do easily messes with my head.
I've journalled about it. I've talked to my therapist about it. I've talked to a handful of friends outside of this forum about it. I just wish I knew how to move past this nonsense and get back to feeling the freedom to create that which I please.
To the accuser in question here, in short - instead of accusing me of hurting others, think about the words you say to me that could hurt and hinder me first! I process things differently in my brain than others do. I interalise things, and in turn it blocks me creatively. It wasn't constructive feedback about how I could improve my music. It was accusing me of doing something heinous.
And in the future if you don't like what I make, move past it and leave me alone!
EDIT: Fixed a typo.
EDIT 2: This discussion went from my immature rant into my growth as a person and now I'll be diving into Psy Trance! A monumental task I'm ready to take on as a producer! 😳😃 I'm excited for this new era!