I AM FASCINATED WITH EMOTION, AND HOW VIBRATIONS IMPACT HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
MASON WESLEY SKAGGS / MIDWEST MUTTS
Midwest Mutts Springfield, MO.
Midwest Mutts come from the middle of the country and make music that will make you jealous of their talent. The funk / indie rock band just released a live EP of previous and new tracks. Keep an eye on the band’s Facebook for details on shows and new music as well.
Artist photo by Ryan Fannin, Banner photo by Leigh Smith
Patterns of Vibration
My name is Mason Wesley Skaggs and I am the vocalist for a soul-indie/funk band with origins in Springfield MO, ‘Midwest Mutts’. Grief led me to music. The need to feel connected. Oh, to be heard and accepted.
I was three or four years of age when my oldest sister played a heartfelt minor chord while practicing on the old family piano. Shivers raced from my toes to the crown of my head, followed by tears. At that moment I understood the power of the language of music. Music can be classified as patterns of vibrations/waves. These patterns can heal a person by unlocking a memory or stimulating a region of emotion that has been formerly barricaded.
Music is currently being therapeutically used to treat victims of diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The language of music is a medicine. As we all know, even natural medicine can be abused. Truly, music can be a crutch. The desire to be heard can swiftly turn into an obsession.
In the same breath it should be said that music has been used for decades to enforce positive change, to enhance religious ceremonies/rituals, and to break down social barriers. I personally am in love with music. I am moved by struggle.
I am fascinated with emotion and how vibrations impact human behavior. I take the spiritual nature of music very seriously, and at the same time I laugh now as I listen to experimental jazz instrumentation. Sometimes a groove will ignite passion between lovers. An elegant harmony can open a floodgate of tears. A poem can enrage, invigorate, or render one speechless. Music is life. Life is struggle, pain, joy, hatred, insecurity, confidence, hope, love, so much more.
Music is these things also. My hypothesis is as follows: If the entire universe can be broken down into tiny vibrations, waves and patterns; and the same is true of music, then there are ancient universal secrets that can be understood through a thorough, dedicated study of musicality.