How do musicians fit in?

Found this blog post by Keith Kehrer about the struggle many musicians have with being mis-understood by the non-musician world.

"How do we live in a world where people don't understand what we do?"

People think artists/musicians are flakes and should work for free and are drug addicts and perverts and any number of things. We don’t always help with that image either. We tend to be emotionally fragile or volatile, lost in our own little worlds.

I think our job (and this just my opinion) is to educate people about what we do and if I can entertain them while doing that, ever better.

That about sums up the purpose and intent of my blog! Thanks Keith!!

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3 comments for “How do musicians fit in?

  1. Orieta
    November 1, 2009 at

    You know what I think we should do? We should volunteer 10 min free music lessons to everyone we can. The moment people touch a violin or piano or clarinet and realize how hard it is, they understand! Music appreciation should consist of a simple 10 min torture to humans to help them realize how difficult it is. Trust me, they'll bow down for eternity after that.

    • Clare
      November 1, 2009 at

      Or it will confirm how crazy we really are.

      • November 2, 2009 at

        Indeed. We are a little bit crazy to commit our lives from age 6 on to a career which barely pays the bills!!!

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