Hi Corey, I just wanted to start by saying thank you for your music and your honesty about your life. It really has impacted me and helped me throughout some of my most difficult times in life. I was wondering if you would be willing to read some of the poetry that I have started to write. I was just hoping seeing as you write and sing for a living you might have an opinion for me. Sharing is big for me as I am usually an introverted person. I understand if it is something you would rather not, if it’s something you would like to do privately let me know. Thanks Corey, keep making music that inspires all of us
Would love to read it man, thanks for reaching out. Shoot it over to me via emal? Info@coreykilgannonmusic.com
Lots more tunes to come. Cheers!
It's a 50s ES-125. I had just gotten it, should have went with a guitar I was a little familiar with but I love the damn thing (though it still struggles with tuning a bit...or maybe I struggle....who knows.)
One time a girl baked cookies that looked like all my album covers haha. But I feel the love most when people sing along probably. Not sure I can think of one specific instance to be honest.
Definitely some specific stories. I remember while writing it that the Brock Turner stuff was very enflamed. Really all of it has some sort of personal tie, As Above So below is an ancient expression that is sort of difficult to explain, but really easy to understand. Just refers to the duality of everything, the expanse between how things are and how they ought to be. It's one big world, there's no difference between us and them. That sort of thing. I wrote the song in an RV after a night of contemplation and mental journeying haha. I don't know "what really inspired" me to write it, I think it has a life of its own and I just happened to be the vessel it presented itself through.
Wooooooo mystical. Hope this helps, feel free to follow up I'm making an album with that as the title track so I need to get my thoughts in order.
Have your bad experiences with the modern American church tainted your view of Christianity, or is it the truth that is taught there? Or is there a complex interplay between the two? Or I guess there is always another answer I didn't list haha
They absolutely have. I was very involved in church music and other behind the scenes stuff and it sort of turned me off to the whole enterprise. I don't think negatively of it anymore, I just don't really want to be a part of it. Truth doesn't exist only there, there are lots of other ways to pursue spirituality :) No hard feelings though, we are all looking for god in our own ways.
That it most certainly would. It's a pretty expensive endeavor (that I just did for She is Blue Sky....) so I don't know if it'll happen anytime soon but I sure would love that. Maybe that on one side and something else on the other. Would be very dope!
What is Jesus’ role (if any) in man’s search to know or find God? You have many themes of spirituality (specifically mentioning Jesus many times), so I’m interested in your thoughts on his impact. Thanks for Hospital Hymns, one of my favorites.
No idea how to answer that. haha what an enormous question. I was raised Christian, and have lately had more interest in other schools of thought. I love Rumi, and Ram Dass and spiritual teachers that are a little more inclusive than most Christian ideologies. I suspect if I were to read Jesus again through this lens I would have a much better time with it. So many of the words get twisted....especially in the modern American church.
But the whole time in the back of my mind are the words....no other way to God except through him. Quite the claim. The truth is an unfolding journey not a split decision, Hospital Hymns was a lot of layers peeled. Many more to go. Thanks for tracking with me.
There is a gold you don't have to dig for and a God you don't have to search for!
I was just looking at your website and I really appreciated your section about grief and your song, "Rosanna." I also lost someone I loved at the end of 2015 to suicide and I could relate to so many of the things you wrote about and went through; I was so angry and disappointed in God and I didn't feel like I had any reason to keep living after all the pain, depression, and emptiness that came into my life. Over time, I have started to see God's love again through some of the people in my life and I have slowly been learning to heal, find hope again, and to restore my faith/ relationship with God, even if it is different from before. Anyway, I guess this isn't really a question, but I just wanted to say that I was so touched by reading what you wrote there, and that I feel for you so much for your loss. I pray that you will keep finding hope and healing in your life. Thank you so much for sharing your story.
The grief makes the joy possible. I know that now.
Sorry for your loss, thanks for letting the song move you.