What happened? A rant about the work ethic of many musicians
Posted: 19 Oct 2009 12:22 PM PDT
What ever happened to true effort, the desire to learn and develop ones ability? What happened to the problem solvers? What happened to the ones that could look at a problem or at something going wrong and continue on in the mode to make it right or at least better? What happened to the hunger that was followed with the effort to do that extra work, take that extra step or go just a little more above and beyond? When did the laziness set in, the complacency, and when did the expectations grow to the point where some think it should simply come their way and they deserve all they want with as little effort as possible.
This may relate to other areas, other professions and other people, but right now lets direct it at musicians and artists in particular. Also note, before you get your angry emails all fired up, this is not pointed at everyone, but there are so many musicians that lack the ability these days. There are many musicians that think success should just be handed to them and there are so many musicians that just flat out do not know how to work for their dream or, for that matter, anything.
Blaming due to laziness.
So many of the people and artists to whom this is pointed at have shared all their excuses with those around them, “It is the industries fault.” “I can’t do this or I cant do that because it is harder to do in this city, this genre, this time” or a number of other pointless, pathetic excuses that are used to help them justify their bullshit. They point the blame in a different direction in order to feel better about themselves and where they are in their career or where they aren’t, more accurately.