10 May, 2007 – 13:17

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 might sound really good if I feel inspired.
   This 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 your songs - songs you might hate. What’s most important? Business or art?
   I had an interesting discussion with a friend who didn’t like artists who enter the stage and skip playing the songs they know the audience want to hear (very often the hits). I said I really understood the artist and that in my opinion the artist decides because it’s his concert. My friend thought the artist 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, even though this could make many fans disappointed. Well, what’s most important? The artist or the listeners?


  1. 8 Responses to “Opinions”

  2. ….mmm…that is a tricky question!?! …*thinking*

    But i think there is no correct answer!…because it is not right to see only the side of the artist “OR” the listeners.

    to advance an other opinion…I think gigs should be fun for everyone!
    Because…if the artist is pissed, he will not play as good as he could *sad*…and if the listeners are sad because they could not sing along they will have an evil mood…so all in all IT WOULD NOT BE FUN!

    ….but if a gig is not fun why should you go ther???…why should you pay for it???
    ….and a gig without peolpe should be sad as well!!!

    so a compromise must be found….and in the end it does not matter, what songs you play or hear as long as everyone has a good time…;-))

    bey aurelia

    By aurelia on May 10, 2007

  3. you confused me, seems to me like the question: what was first, egg or chicken? *confused* :P

    By Claudi on May 11, 2007

  4. same question i asked myself when i read a molotov jive interview.they said that they play ‘the luck you got’ over and over again,cause otherwise the audience would be disappointed.i can only speak for myself but i think thats rubbish.i wouldnt be disappointed just because a band dont want to play the same songs at every gig.
    (but sometimes its a plus for a band to play ‘the hits’ cause the audience is going crazy then)
    in the end everybody has to decide it for him/herself.

    By isabel on May 14, 2007

  5. I think I agree with aurelia. In the end it’s about having a good time. But as isabel said it definitely helps get the audience going if the band plays “the hits”.

    I had tought up something about this but it’s vanished now :?
    See if it comes back tomorow :|

    But I don’t think it’s good to do just as the audience want’s. As you say Marcus, it’s still the artists show.

    By Goran on May 24, 2007

  6. Hum thats a hard one. Sometimes I’m the listener and other time I’m the artist. But when it comes down to the show it’s the artist choice. I like to be surprised at the show!

    By Love on May 26, 2007

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