When I was eight years old, I played my first original song in front of my family. I think they were sorely disappointed because I only played three keys on the piano over and over for about 2 minutes. To them it probably sounded plain and simple, but to me…it was overwhelming, even transcendent…and this sums up music for me: listening and composing with the ears I had as a child, full of wonder and excitement for even the simplest of sounds. Just good old “innocent” joy for the sound of music!