Today as I was browsing updates an Facebook, I came across this post by local singer-instructor Brodie Perry. (This guy was singing opera professionally at age 17)
“In our world right now everyone is so much more interested in being critics than enjoying music. I think YouTube and American Idol has given people the idea that life is about listening with critical ears rather than actually hearing. Gone are the days when we made music for the love of it. Now it’s more about “making it” than making music.”- Guy Babusek
I totally agree. Let’s jam some more, singing just for the fun of it.
“As a teacher of singing it can be difficult at times to shut off my critical mind and want to fix things rather than allowing imperfections that are inevitable just be what they are and enjoy the music. It takes a conscious effort for some of us, but a necessary one.”
I asked if I could quote him. He responded that I’d be quoting Babusek.
Well, I quoted both of them.
You should visit the page and get all the comments.
Comments from Amy Seifert, Bruce Bennett and other pros, even a video link to:
Stevie Nicks – Wild Heart – Live Demo – 1981
You’ll have to go to Brodie’s Post to get that link.
Well, let’s start “making music”. Sing for singings sake not to get world acclaim.
Catch you next time.