True Love Is…

A favourite question in our interviews with answers cut straight from the heart. 

Adam Cohen-  A state, a place, a noun a verb, the most beautiful word that you ever heard- A line from Hallelujah, Jesus and Buddha, love is a faded sign that you don’t see sometimes. 

Hozier-  Something tangible & real – to love someone as a human being

MAY- I believe that true love is honest, unwavering and immortal.

Marcus Foster- True Love is… Hard to find.

Caitlin Crosby- SERVICE. Selfless. Sacrifice

Brandon Malone- Loving someone right where their at, while inspiring one another to be more.

Ben Rothbard- Empowering the one you love.

Rayland Baxter- – True Love is… true Love is… a couple walking around their neighborhood after dinner hoLding hands and wanting nothing but each other… true Love is a huge fight… true Love is what the worLd and all her inhabitants are born with… its a feeLing that i cant expLain… its the most speciaL type of excitement.

Nicholas & the Pessimistics- When you would rather have a bad day with someone over a good day without them.

JP Maurice- For Lovers

Yamir- Understanding, trust, valuing one another, and passion.

Mick Evans- Anything you can’t give up.

Andrew Maxwell Morris- Knowing that you are safe and with someone who completes you in every way. Like a blanket but a very comfy one!

Dave Cheetham- Something everyone one deserves and no one should have to settle for less.

Devin Cuddy- Hard to find, but out there, its a journey not a destination.

Zane Carney- A choice that has become fearlessly unconditional.

Matt Costa- A bottle of Brandy and a good guitar.

Lenka- It’s everywhere. Just let it in.

Francesca Tamellini- Painful

David Newberry- Irresistable

Blue Sky Miners- A myth. Love is all around.

Poor Remy- “True love” now that we’re reading it seems kind of redundant. When you find truth, you find love. I think thats true with anything. Thats why love is so powerful, cause its true. 

Augustines- There are many kinds of love. A mother’s, a friends’, a lover, a wife’s, a brother’s.  True love?  Probably being connected with the life you are living, the actual life.  Not the life that is purchased or justified from the outside.

Griffin House- I honestly do not know.  That’s not a sexy answer, I know.  But it’s honest.  I should go look up “love” in the dictionary. That in and of it’s self would be an act of love, to me. Trying to find a proper definition is a great place to begin. I do know this.  I think I have had a bit of an incorrect definition of true love for most of my life. I think we look to other people to fill a big void in ourselves and we think that if we meet “the one” that we’ll feel happy forever and life will be wonderful.  But I don’t think that’s love, I think that is using another person to make yourself feel good.  The closest thing I could maybe venture to say is that true love is unconditional.

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Recording yesterday vs today

Legendary Recording Engineer Al Schmitt keeps things real and re-discovers the simplicity and imperfections in music.

Well worth a watch.

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Dave Cheetham- Deganwy, Wales

Often pondered is the question ‘what is success’… is it defined by being the latest ‘thing’ on the cover of a magazine, a top 20 hit, the balance of your bank account?  Or is it feeling truly happy and fulfilled at the end of a long day, knowing that what you do makes a difference to those around you. As life carries us forward we realize that success and happiness go hand in hand – doing what you love and loving what you do. That is exactly what Welsh born singer, songwriter Dave Cheetham does, writing from his own life experiences and proving that we can all do small things with great love. Never underestimate the power of good energy for it carries with it the ability to light up the world.

Where are you writing this:

In my kitchen. My favourite room in the house. My favourite room in any house (and at any party).

Home is where your story begins, please tell us a little about yours…

I live in a sleepy corner of North Wales by the sea and under the shadow of the mountains, with my partner, girlfriend, lover and guardian angel Tracey. We jostle for space with our three teenage children, who are revelling in the irresponsible privilege of youth.

The kids are great really, they put up with me strumming and warbling away all day long. They just turn up the TV and carry on. Seems like they don’t even notice the noise any more.

My family have been amazingly supportive about my songwriting. Without their encouragement I wouldn’t have posted any of my songs on YouTube or eventually started recording them and releasing them on iTunes.

When I nervously announced I’d written a few songs, I expected them to laugh or roll their eyes in embarrassment. But they had quite the opposite reaction. Todays generation of young people are so much more accepting and positive than they were when I was a kid. It’s the age of user generated content so they are used to it, in fact they expect it.

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