the reason why we love garfield so much is because he is usually an asshole, and those times when he isnt, we adore him so fucking much. theres a feeling of longing. like we long to connect and uncover the loving side of garfield. as i read garfield theres always that yearning and attraction. we know he isnt an asshole, theres something deeper about him. akin to a comedian playing a darker role. theres a certain archtype.
i can apply this framework to my music. and i hear this in music i love. i want more of thomas haakes ghost notes. but i cant get them, and it makes me want to hear it more and more. to search for it. to seek it. to really focus on the music to find it.