Play It Like It's Music

By Trevor Exter

Purists may whine that the best days of music are behind us, that capital “M” music has seen its peak and is no longer relevant. But here at Play It Like It's Music we believe the opposite: not only is the act of musicmaking an essential life skill with a lineage stretching back to the beginnings of human history, but the vocation of the professional musician is more vital today than it ever has been. Once a month, join musician, songwriter and producer Trevor Exter as he drops in on working musicians from every genre. playitlikeitsmusic.substack.com

  1. 1.
    "The thing that I enjoy the most"
    1:04:35
  2. 2.
    "A safe place to deal with my problems"
    48:50
  3. 3.
    "It's important to find things that give you pleasure in life"
    1:04:27
  4. 4.
    Creativity is in the cracks.
    26:37
  5. 5.
    "Music is the first language that made sense to me"
    1:00:25
  6. 6.
    "It's part of the fabric of my family and my community"
    45:00
  7. 7.
    "Music is the most powerful method for advancing culture."
    57:03
  8. 8.
    Stephen A. Thomas
    1:08:16
  1. 9.
    New album out today!
    4:49
  2. 10.
    "To connect with other people about things that matter"
    50:56
  3. 11.
    "My spirit always has to make music"
    1:06:56
  4. 12.
    "It's part of my DNA"
    1:03:15
  5. 13.
    "It connects me to everything beyond the human experience"
    1:08:00
  6. 14.
    "Try not to have any shame about what you do"
    30:13
  7. 15.
    "To sing is to pray"
    45:12
  8. 16.
    "It's irresistible to me, I wouldn't want it any other way"
    36:14
  9. 17.
    "It's all for something"
    1:23:03
  10. 18.
    "It's always a peak life experience"
    51:00
  11. 19.
    "I love creating something that wasn't there"
    55:30
  12. 20.
    "The best way to express myself, and to understand the world"
    49:18
  13. 21.
    "I love to blame it on inspiration"
    1:00:25
  14. 22.
    "Experience is important, listening is important"
    59:54
  15. 23.
    "It's in me naturally. When I talk, I'm talking Music"
    56:41
  16. 24.
    "It sings the songs of our life"
    42:12
  17. 25.
    "I can always be learning"
    1:03:04
  18. 26.
    "I don't think I've ever not been able to make music"
    57:06
  19. 27.
    "Music helps me keep my sanity"
    1:01:11
  20. 28.
    "It's the most therapeutic tool I have"
    56:12
  21. 29.
    "It fills a void... it's emotionally working things out"
    57:32
  22. 30.
    "The consistency and the showing up" + our New Playlist
    44:03
  23. 31.
    "Vibration is at the heart of the universe"
    59:45
  24. 32.
    Episode 50 breather.
    6:31
  25. 33.
    "It's in my bones"
    1:12:26
  26. 34.
    "I love the feeling of it"
    1:08:33
  27. 35.
    "I don't remember ever being without it"
    1:03:43
  28. 36.
    "It makes me feel the most like myself"
    50:19
  29. 37.
    "It's the same as breathing oxygen."
    1:20:25
  30. 38.
    "There's so much that only music can say"
    55:48
  31. 39.
    "When you put it out, that love is there."
    55:12
  32. 40.
    "There's a tenacity that it takes to do this."
    1:19:00
  33. 41.
    "It actually makes me feel good."
    1:28:43
  34. 42.
    "I know I'm not the only person to benefit from it"
    1:22:37
  35. 43.
    "I make music because I haven't lost hope"
    1:02:27
  36. 44.
    "I make music because I have something to say"
    58:21
  37. 45.
    "I wish I weren't number 1, I'd like to be number 10"
    38:33
  38. 46.
    "The thing I was born to do" + time travel with Carmen McRae
    1:08:21
  39. 47.
    "To touch the heart, that's the goal"
    1:07:23
  40. 48.
    "The best feeling in the world"
    1:10:38
  41. 49.
    "Be prepared to live in a state of uncertainty"
    50:05
  42. 50.
    "Don't die trying to sound like someone else"
    1:01:43

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