I was talking to a friend of mine who mentioned that some of the comments I made in my last blog may have been blown out of proportion. It didn’t occur to me that some folks might take it a bit too seriously. I was trying to be funny, but I guess my sense of humor doesn’t come across sometimes. I was obviously kidding about never doing Sugaree again….anyone who has been to the last few shows knows this. And my comment about “the cliche police” and “sending you to archive.org”…well….those still stand, actually. Lighten up. Just jokes! Seriously, I’m not out here trying to offend anyone. That’s the last thing I want. I’m a pretty nice guy, when you get down to it. Honest, I swear.
So……this brings me to my next installment of FIVE THOUGHTS. I had fun with the last one, so I’m gonna do it again. These five thoughts are a little more serious. (But just a little)
FIVE THOUGHTS (concerning music, composition, and art) 1. There is a difference between writing a song and truly expressing yourself. I try for true expression, but often I end up merely “writing songs.” 2. If you go on a fishing trip expecting to write a song, you’ll probably catch a fish. If you go expecting to catch fish, you’ll probably write a song. 3. The good ones borrow, the best ones steal. The very best ones steal and and don’t look back. Ask Bob Dylan. 4. There is some element of sacrifice hidden deep somewhere in every true artists’ career. Take a look, you’ll see. 5. The only songs people really argue about are hit songs.