The world is inundated by musicians who push themselves to come to the top.
Most of them are rather busy with theit carrer and show themselves willing to oblige to expectations of business and audience.Pushed by greed, vanity and the addiction to fame, their work is a product of what the audience seems to want to.
Some of them try to protect their authenticity by producing their music in an independant way and accepting a smaller audience and being not so famous. They contribute to education of the audience because they try new ways of expression.
Thinking to be someone exrtaordinaire, the danger of vanity is not out of question and the same is to the meaning of fame- it´s only the smaller version.
A very smaller group of musicians is able to use music not for what people want to but for they need: Help.
Unsusceptible to human weakness but pushed by the passion and engagement to make the world a better place, those artists try to bring their dreams and utopias to life.
It´s always the artist who brings the attention to the abuses and their sense of responsibility should be infectious to all others.
It´s them to whom we should look up and it´s them who need our support!
It´s because WE NEED THEM more than ever.
Marc 33327 September 2009 at 7:29pmPosts: 1121 (0 today)Status: offline
GreaT ThoughtS FelloW . . . BravO !!!
I will check ur profile later . . .
It's huge database . . .
DolceVita28 September 2009 at 2:42pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes,they are a nice thoughts,but I have a question:
When an artist is succesful,what remains of authentic in himself?
Many people believe they are "artist",but they have to have a PURE and TRUE Talent.
In my opinion this is a very RARE thing.
An example very rare is,for me,Peter Gabriel,pure talent and authenticity always in his records and carrer.
But the difficulty,in my humble opinion,is when yuou get a lot of money and people see you as a god,when you are just human person who has a great talent.
(I am thinking about another great Artist: John Lennon,for example)
Well,we think the meaning of success is a question of the point of view. In general, it is to come to the top or to be victorious in a kind of culture sport fight.
Otherwise succes could be understood as a way to create a movement and something new is growing out of that. So the artist would be a part of a big thing and not the big one, the star, alone, at the top.
But what is a star?
It is what people look up but never come to and something very important is missing:
The difficulty of resistance you are talking about, that´s the challenge!
So everyone in that genre can find his own way.
We think that the time of big stars is coming to an end.
It is not important what is your name but if the content of your intention has social aspects, you can bring something to move.
Peter is a member of the small group.He found a way to use his success for the projects he is involved in.
DolceVita29 September 2009 at 4:18pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes,I agree,but. . . . .how many "Peter Gabriel" there are out there? :-]
I'm tryng to say that the "social weight" of words and actions of a True Artist is more important that someone unknown.
You(=Peter) became an example, many artists try to take inspiration from Peter,this is good,everyone can do something in our small world,I agree.
I believe in the sincerity.
You may not be an artist,or maybe you can try to be an artist but you don't have an immense talent like Peter,but if you are sincere,really sincere, someone listen to you really.
There are too many clowns lately,they only talk talk talk. . . they are like empty cans.
If a young artist (musicians or painter,or poet or other) is himself,really himself, and he understand where he can get his talent,he will get more applause of another who renounces to himself to reach the top
(hope to be clear,it is difficult for me with English language).
I think people are not stupid,they understand the soul of an artist.
(. . . and this is one of million things that Peter is a True Artist for me).
Hei! . . . . just only my humble opinion