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* Freelance Radio Journalist Teoni Spathelfer in conversation with Christian.

Beethoven believed that music can change the world. What do you think?

"I totally agree with that. Music is one thing we all share in this world. It has qualities which bring us all together on a deep level. Levels we're not even aware of. It has an incredible ability to heal body, mind and spirit."

What makes the music you make different?

"I think a lot of people are coming to the intention of making music with the idea of creating it for a higher purpose, beyond money and fame. That's what I do with my music. I put the intention of love behind my music and I think that's pretty unique. I do that consciously in the sense of the rituals I perform during my performances and the intention I bring forth when I play and through my music.”

You just said something interesting. I want to ask you about. You spoke about rituals, tell me about that.

"These are personal rituals that I do for myself to prepare for a show and during a show, they're my own personal prayers which help me to play the music I want to play."

I love your web site name guitarmagik. Is there more to it than just great music?

"Thanks. The name serves me because the name implies the vision for everything I'm doing in my life and that's to create powerful healing music to assist in the evolution of humankind."

Your biggest musical fantasy is about to be granted what would it be?

"Creating the theme song for the next Olympics. I like what the Olympics do, it brings the world together. It would be great to create music that helps to exemplify that."

What's in your CD player?

"Let's see. Some rough mixes for my upcoming album, Simple Songs About God."

Your cell phone ring can say a lot about a person, what does yours say about you?

"It's a Latin groove, which is cool the first 100 times you hear it, then drives you crazy."

So for the first 100 times you wanna dance?

"Yes then after that you wanna pick up the phone and throw it in the ocean."

3 Words to describe yourself.

"Love, Light, Bliss."

Do you believe in God?


Your most glorious moment?

"One of the greatest, one of the most elated feelings I felt was when I signed the closing deal on the 10 acres of land I bought in Roberts Creek. That was really nice for me cause it's a magical piece of forest, and I feel pretty blessed to be granted the opportunity to care for that land."

Your most embarrassing moment?

"I had an embarrassing moment the first time I ever went skiing. I borrowed my friends really tight ski suit and went down the hill a couple of times, nearly killed myself. On route to the bathroom I noticed everyone was looking at me in an odd manner. I wondered if they could tell I was a novice skier, what was it? I got to the bathroom and finally I turned around and saw that my ski pants were ripped right down the ass and my yellow long johns were hanging out !"

Have you always worked in music?

"No. But since I started playing when I was 15 my life has revolved around it."

What's the strangest job you've ever worked at? I recall you saying something about sewing truck seats at GM for a couple of years.

"I would say stamping oil pans at National Auto Radiator. Which is a company in Windsor, Ontario that manufactures automobile parts. That was a pretty tough job, it was very hot and oily, not pleasant."

Do you have a favorite place to write music?

"No. I find that music comes wherever I am providing I am in the right frame of mind. And that means having an open heart and being fully present in whatever it is I am experiencing at the moment.

What is the weirdest place you've ever written music?

"It was in the bathroom on the airplane. I brought my little recorder in there, actually it was my camera which has a little video feature. I just sat on the toilet and recorded, actually video taped myself singing a melody for a new song. You hear the roar of the plane, me singing and then eventually you hear the roar of the toilet flushing.”

Did anyone ask you what you were doing in there?

"No it's my own private magik!"

What do you like to do when you're not creating music?

"I like to spend time in nature, it's my greatest sense of inspiration and rejuvenation and pleasure. I love to be by the water. I love swimming and I also love being naked outdoors."

As a kid who was your hero?

"I had many heroes, some were sports heroes , some were action heroes, movie heroes. Spider Man was my action hero."

Do you have a hero now?


If you weren't a musician what would you be doing instead?

"Raising children, being a parent. And I would love it."

You've just won the lottery, you're set for life financially, you wouldn't ever have to work again if you don't want to. Would you still write and play music?"

"Yes. I play for the love of it and not for the money. But being financially set would allow me the opportunity to do many other things I am interested in. Such as extensive traveling in style, donations, charity, peacekeeping, and investing in my friend’s creative projects. I’d also be eating at the world’s best restaurants, 3 meals a day."

If you could make a CD with anyone in the world who would it be?

"Jimmy Page and Robert Plant."

In closing, do you have any words of wisdom you'd like to share?

"I would like to encourage people to just go for their dreams. To do whatever it is that deeply inspires them and ignites their passion. Doing that is one of the greatest things one can do for the world."

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