“To reawaken and renew people’s sense of wonder, starting always, with my own…” "There is nothing “normal” about existence.
All that we live inside of and all that we are, is a bizarre and miraculous dream and gift." Through Ryan’s music he seeks to slow people down, to stir with naked, passionate, authenticity, to move with beauty and emotion; to help us all remember. “We knew this as children. We lived in a state of perpetual wonder (watch a child sometime). Over time we forget (the word adult literally means ‘the tainted one’ (think: adulterated)). We fall under a spell of amnesia, and so many of our dramas and bottomless dissatisfactions, our insane-strained treadmill ‘lifestyles,’ and the resulting suffering and aggression towards others, ourselves, and the planet, all come from simply forgetting how amazing and beautiful it is to JUST TO BE HERE, that we get to exist!; it all comes from forgetting Playground Earth.” “I’ve often thought of my music as a fire. Like a fire, music is a powerful focal point that draws us into a special intimacy and brings us present, it gives us a place to gather around and connect with ourselves and others, where we feel warm, safe, nourished, alive, delighted, illuminated and free to be our truest selves; it makes us FEEL, just FEEL. So come, warm yourself by my fire.”