I just got an email from a British music industry guy asking me to audition for The Voice UK.
I don’t really like TV very much, but it sounds like fun. I’m flattered actually.
God has communicated to me on several occasions in the last month that people are aching for elevating culture. Not bible-beating didactic preaching like Fireproof but hopeful, truthful, human culture that inspires people to be better versions of themselves rather than feed the beast. All my Catholic and Christian friends are hungry to have an artist they can root for.
I’m not comfortable pigeon-holing myself as a Catholic artist, especially since I’m not even baptized yet. But the idea of making music that serves a higher authority other than my own personal ego or fame is much more motivating. I’m comfortable with the idea of fame as a tool. I’m not comfortable seeking fame for fame’s sake. I have no desire for that much attention. But beautiful messages and beautiful content is deserving of great attention.
Rickard recently discovered this video from Dino Marcantonio about beauty. You should watch.
Beauty is not “in the eye of the beholder” as they say. Marcantonio argues anything beautiful will have three basic characteristics: integrity, proportion, and clarity.
If you were to ask Marcantonio what is required for great architecture to be created he would tell you: unity in vision. His words apply to arts other than architecture.