Wednesday, January 19, 2011
One of the most difficult things to do in this business is to define yourself. It seems a bit contradictory being that music is supposed to be freeing and a unique form of artistic expression but most of us have fallen into the trap of trying to be all things to all people and this is just impossible. We have to divorce ourselves from the opinions of those around us and focus on what really defines our artistic expression. Now, don't get me wrong, we must keep things in proper perspective. I mean whatever art we create must still be commercially viable but even that has no limit when you are able to truly connect with who you are creatively and deliver an honest piece of creative work. This is so hard to do now because we have so many people that want to enslave us to their perception of who we are and sometimes the worst thing to do is to listen to some one who is really close to you. I know this sounds strange but the people that are closest to us sometimes like keeping us in a particular box that they feel like they can control. The truth is that as creative people we live our lives out of control. Not in a bad way but we must be allowed to live, breathe and grow according to our own creative hearts. This can sometimes be frightening to people. It is never wrong to be completely honest with yourself and those around you. If your honesty drives certain people and things away then they where not supposed to be in your circle anyway. Stay true to your creative self and enjoy the manifestation of what is to come.
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