Samstag, April 15, 2006

Bob Lefsetz says...

It's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. If you're looking at shortcuts, you're doing it wrong. It's about slow and steady. It's not about taking a few years off before law school. It's about dedication, it's about no fallback position.

And you'll know if you're on the road. Because you'll have a coterie of people who won't LET you quit. Their lives will be ruined if they don't have you around anymore. It's NATURAL to want to give up along the way, but you shouldn't unless EVERYBODY who knows your music tells you to.

Music is not a diversion. It's life itself.

You know if you've got it. If you do, that's half the battle. The other half is dedication. You've got to want it more than anything. You've got to be willing to sacrifice relationships, real estate, remuneration, all in the desire to be part of the circus and MAKE IT!

Most people give up.

Then again, as stated above, most people just don't have it.

But some do. And believe me, for those talented folk there's a whole world of listeners out there just DYING to hear their material.

(c) 2006 Bob Lefsetz.

Thank you, Bob.


At 17 April, 2006 20:27, Anonymous Anonym said...

But the question is, why does ist have to be such a struggle!!! Is this the result of the creating process itself?

At 19 April, 2006 19:43, Anonymous Anonym said...

i think the struggle is caused by the meeting of a very much overfed musicmarket with a very underfed artist. both try to survive. while the market is fed more and more, the artist may die because of malnutrition or desperation. the artist might use this situation within his creative process, if he/she is strong and/or talented enough...


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