Oh music! Mucis means magic. Music has the power to take you anywhere you want to go. Music has the power to make you feel better. Music has to power to move people. While traveling, music makes you connect, makes you discover, makes you travel.
As my first post about 'Music & Travel' I'm bringing Patrick James to you all. My story with Patrick was short and brief as a lightning, but not sure why I couldn't let Patrick James' music go while I was traveling around Australia.
Here's the scenario. Sydney, NSW, Australia. It was my first day in Sydney and my first day in Australia. I landed at Kingsford Smith airport, I took the train and not sure how, I arrived to 'The Rocks', Sydney old town where my hostel for a few days was located. It was dark, it was late, but I was fully awake and something was calling me. I knew that from the rooftop of my hostel there was a great view of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, but that was too easy for me. My first time with Sydney highlights had to be face to face. So I did. I walked around 'The Rocks' without a destination until the path brought me there, to the image I waited for years!
After my first sleep 'down under', I had to go back. I kept thinking while I was having breakfast that I was wasting time, like the Opera House, the Harbour or the Bridge were about to be set apart until next century. So I ran off and while I was walking and walking around the harbour, something took my full attention. A guitar was calling and bringing me to Patrick James, an Aussie who has been taking his first steps in music industry. This young Melbournian plays from bars, but if he can't find a place where to play his guitar, he just goes around 'The Rocks' to delight the walkers attending to the Sunday market.
Patrick James doesn't look for tips, he just wants you to enjoy his music. That's why in his guitar case he only needs 7$ and you to take his record home, the same one he produced and recorded himself, with no help from big companies or labels.
Even he only has few songs of his own, he's working hard to release his full composed album, with songs inspired by 'Noah and the Whales' or James Vincent McMorrow. And here is one of my favorite songs, a song that became the soundtrack of my trip around Australia.
If you enjoyed, follow Patrick on Twitter (@PatrickJamesMus) to find out where he'll be playing next, of if you are lucky enough, take a walk around Sydney Harbour and find him and his guitar.