The Muse


Many artists, writers, poets and musicians have said that their creative work has been inspired by an individual whom they refer to as their muse. A muse is someone who has such an influence on another that she becomes the focus and inspiration for that person's creative work. The term has historically been used by men to describe the women that they have been in love with and made the subject of their work.

 The word muse originates from Greek mythology. The Greek gods Zeus and Mnemosyne had nine daughters called the Muses. The nine daughters were of one being in heart, spirit and thought. If the muses loved a man, then the man's worries instantly disappeared. The man who was loved by the muses was considered to be more sacred than a holy man.

 Throughout the history of the arts, men and women have been inspired by their own muses. Think of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, two people who were inspired by each other and became the subject of much of the other's work. One world famous artist who incorporated his muses into his work was the painter Pablo Picasso. Throughout his life, each of the women he met and loved became his subject.

 The muse is not always a human being. As the idea of the muse originated in a spiritual world, so too do many musicians see their muse as coming from a different dimension. Musician Jim Morrison of the rock band The Doors claimed to call on the spirit world to inspire his music. Many people see the muse as a dark supernatural force that possesses the artist and helps create his or her work. This is why some people call some forms of music, mistakenly, the devil's work.

  artist, a wealth of paintings and music would be missing from the world.

Show Setlist

Part 1 - Sarah Rocks
Mountain Mississippi Queen
AC/DC Back in Black
Golden Earring Radar Love
Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love
Grand Funk Railroad American Band
Janis Joplin Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
Cream Strange Brew
Blue Oyster Cult Don't Fear the Reaper
The Who My Generation
Kim Mitchell Go for a Soda
Pat Benetar Heartbreaker
Edgar Winter Group Free Ride
Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil
Thin Lizzy Ray Gun
Steve Miller Band Jet Airliner
The Doors Love Her Madly
Janis Joplin Piece of My Heart
George Thorogood Gear Jammer
Fleetwood Mac Shake Your Money Maker
Joan Osborne Hip Shake
Allman Brothers Band Whipping Post
Jimi Hendrix Bold as Love
Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused
Blind Melon No Rain
The Beatles The End

Part 2 - Give My Compliments to the Chef
Skin Alley Living in Sin
Gypsy Let me Take You Home
The Faces Stay With Me
Allman Brothers Band Dreams
Sensational Alex Harvey Band Give My Compliments to the Chef
King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man
Groundhogs Thank Christ for the Bomb
Black Sabbath Sweet Leaf
Thin Lizzy Rocker
Thin Lizzy Remembering Pt. 1
House of Love The Beatles and The Stones