Sometimes you lack inspiration. That’s a fact. Some people say they don’t believe in inspiration and that it’s only hard work that really works. They think it’s possible to sit down and try every note there is and finally come up with something fabulous. The problem is that if you’re not inspired you won’t hear the same thing as you would if you were, because it wouldn’t feel the same. Something I play in an uninspired moment and dislike mightÂ sound really good if I feel inspired.
Â Â ThisÂ creates problems if you’re more than one who works with the music, because the opinions might vary a lot. Just imagine a record label which wants to release some of yourÂ songs -Â songs youÂ might hate. What’s most important? Business or art?
Â Â I had an interesting discussion with a friend whoÂ didn’t likeÂ artists who enter the stage and skip playing the songs theyÂ know theÂ audience want to hear (very often the hits). I said I really understood the artist andÂ that in my opinionÂ the artistÂ decides because it’s his concert. My friendÂ thoughtÂ the artistÂ had to satisfy the listeners because they had payed a lot of money and made the concert possible. Of course I understand this way of thinking too, but I still feel the artist has the right to play whatever he feels like,Â even though thisÂ couldÂ makeÂ many fans disappointed. Well,Â what’s most important? The artist or the listeners?