Another interesting viewpoint is McCain’s way to contrast music with land management work. “It seems strange to many that I enjoy land management as much as I like playing music,” he stated. “It's really not that different. It's the same ethic. It's the same sense of enjoyment.
There's definitely times in this [land management] business where you have to be super creative about how we're gonna get things done. There's always the unexpected that we come across and we really have to think and get creative to be able to finish the job.”
While both music and land management are creative activities for Edwin, he appreciates the differences and variety in daily routine and artistic processes. “This business allows me to create balance and not be always on the road, away from my family.
It gives me a different perspective and then, when I get back to music, I'm happy to rediscover it.
Another thing I really like about operating equipment is that it has a completion component. Whereas life as a musician and being on the road, it's much like painting the golden gate bridge, you're never really finished. You finish painting it and then you start all over again.”