a comment turned blog post…
Sometimes we write and it all comes out exactly the way you needed it to. I know most problems in life are not meant on purpose, it is due to lack of knowing. Communication, lack of. It is hard to speak up sometimes people just let it happen and move on.
Sometimes it is just because you never could get the words to flow right. It happens.
One important and personal subject to me is how people look down at an artist, a creator, a person who just wants to live life the way they know is theirs. Maybe it comes from an old way of thinking. What ever it is it has stuck! The stigma of tattoos is far gone but an artist is still discouraged.
So here is an artists view on this money thing.
It is hard for the music artist, any way they try to put food on their table they are told they are ripping off people, sell outs, but no one has a problem listening for free or downloading, trading, getting on the guest list ect. ect… It seems no one remembers that this is our life, that we put lots of money and time into it, which equals money. I put all I have into it. Hoping on tour or the release of an item the fans will finally shell out some cash for your contribution to their entertainment.
This is just so we can do it again and put out more and get out on the road. It cost a lot of money. Gas is not the only expense we have, we sleep, we wear clothes, we sometimes have children. That is just the life part. Then you have the other things to make it work don’t get me started. The list is long..
$25 I see people daily spending that on fast food. One movie ticket cost that. We gladly spend money on corporation produced items, soulless music and a toxic life. When it comes to the artist, we call them sell outs, if they want to live off their life. I’m just saying, doesn’t the artist deserve a life also.