Muse 'n Lark

On Syrian Metal: Times Of War

February 1, 2014

I’m a Syrian citizen, seventeen years of age, born and raised in Damascus, Syria. I am a free-thinker who believes in the human mind, secularism, and liberty on all aspects of life; whether religious beliefs, political affiliations, sexual orientations, musical

On Syrian Metal: A Tribute To Fadi Massamiri

September 24, 2012

In Syria, as we know, the metal movement was raw, primal, and repetitive. Then something happened between the years of 2010 and 2012. A new chapter was being written on the history of Syrian metal — a phenomena I’d like

2011 Year End “Best Of” List

December 30, 2011

Well, 2011 is finally coming to a close. For some it’s been amazing year while for others, it made them regret ever being born. But for people like me, it was a little bit of both and I can honestly

Music Equals Love: Cracking the Whip

November 22, 2011

Starting last week, I committed myself to 4 hours of practice a day. I am trying to become music…. I’m writing everyday so you can track my progress: Day One of Practice Bootcamp I am going to make this quick,

Music Equals Love: Someone Save My Life Tonight

November 9, 2011

If I didn’t despise the taste of alcohol so much, I would be addicted to AA meetings at this point. Instead, I have decided to drown my worries and concerns in music. I have listened to “Funeral” by four times,

Music Equals Love: What The Body Remembers

October 9, 2011

I have heard stories of 80 year old women remembering dance steps from nights out in their 20’s and adults who were once upon-a-time piano students sitting down at the piano to remember every note to “Fur Elise.” In massage

Music Equals Love: The Musician’s Voice

September 24, 2011

In my last post, I mused on the importance of the Artist’s voice. Today I want to specifically talk about the awesome power of the Musician’s voice. The Musician’s voice is indeed POWERFUL. More powerful than any other Art form.

Music Equals Love: The Artist’s Voice

September 21, 2011

No voice is more important than an Artist’s voice. A political voice is full of lies, a religious voice is sprinkled with uncertainty, and a student’s voice is concerned with winning approval. The Artistic voice is the voice that is