I have been very busy building my plan to my secure hosting of a musical heaven for downloading stuff. And always when I have time I look for inspiration from others by watching what other methods exist out there. As a born to be traveller, and someone who likes to look outside of China, that’s where I usually look. This time I have come across a wonderful example of mindful purchases promoted by a blog called “Kachi” (or 価値 かち) in Japanese. This blog in Japan has been a huge inspiration for me because they have their values which is the very starting point of doing something for musicians such as me. Their idea, which is briefly explained on their about page (also in English), is that by buying products which have a sense of worth in them promotes better buying decisions as well as a even a better quality in life. With less stuff in your hands, and more of the products/goods that you really need, there is more space to live, breath, even have fun!
This worth which is called kachi in Japanese, is everything about sustainability and just being smart. I think a lot of musicians can share this kind of thought so that when you buy something you really do your research to just make that one perfect or perfect enough purchase. But knowing that there are guys like Tim out there who feel so strongly that they have dedicated a part of their lives to blogging about it. Well, that just rocks my world and gives me not only insight but motivation to do something similar.
I guess what it made me think, was how not just musical instruments but also music should be dealt with in the same manner for optimal results. It’s not just about the physical over abundance of stuff in our houses which makes us feel bad. This obsessive collection can extend even to it’s digital form, and especially to physical CDs of course. So how can we have music that has worth in it is somehow even a bigger challenge but a very good one as such. That’s why I am exited to think about different solutions so that my customers could also have a great worth day. Each and every day they visit my secure online shopping site.
Just want to thank Tim from Kachi for all the inspiration for this article. One that will live on for long in search for answers for a sustainable world of music. Something I had never even heard before. So let us lay the foundation of stoned that lead us the way, and the mindful music goes on!!
Greetings from Beijing China to my good friends in Japan!