Mark de Clive-Lowe

Mark, you reference your family in your tweets now and then, how do you juggling being a Father, Husband and Musician while touring constantly?

Mark de Clive-Lowe responded on 09/27/2011

that's such an apt topic for many musicians who are trying to juggle their families, loved ones along with their careers and creativity. i used to believe in the myth of creativity - ie, creativity cannot be scheduled, inspiration comes when it wants to and that everything in my life has to be on hold in case that moment is about to happen.

after becoming a father i (eventually) realized that for me, that whole idea was little more than an emotional crutch and an excuse. it did take me a minute to learn a new paradigm, and that process had its cost, but now it's brought me to a really positive place in my life where i feel i can balance it all. when it comes to touring, i try not to travel as much as i used to and keep the tours at 2-3 weeks instead of 2-3 months. family feeds me, the love and sharing the love feeds me, and it all makes the music that much stronger. any fear that it might compromise the music or my time or energy is definitely a thing of the past now. what a journey!

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