posted on Nov, 8 2007 @ 05:28 PM
Oh music for money..... I get very very beside myself on this issue, because on one hand, I don't have anything else to fall back on really and I
might eventually have to buckle and sell my soul so I can eat... but on the other hand, I just find it wrong that music is used to make money. I find
it wrong to make music unavailable to people who don't have money, that's why I fully support filesharing online. It's the best thing in the world.
So much musical joy at your fingertips for free, out there for millions to potentially hear. What true artist who loves music would oppose that? I
find it wrong that being in a band nowadays, you pretty much HAVE to play bars because there's no other way to make it, and when you play barsd, you
are supporting alcohol and the outrageous amounts of money bars overcharge for beverages.... and I dunno, at the moment, I'm on the fence as to
whether I EVER want a band, because inevitably someone cares about money, even me....and it sucks because money controls us so tight, and all we have
to do is burn it all and run away to the woods and live with nature... but hey man we're domesticated, we're trained like dogs. we hear the bell and
we start slobberin', ya know?
And to make things worse, money and music are now so hand-in-hand that it's destroying good music forever. Good artists wanna be heard but don't
want it to be about money, so they never get heard. The only way you make it nowadays is if you answer to the almighty dollar, and that's why there
are no good major bands anymore, because the labels kill off the real talent or bury it, and then the shills take over. Rock and roll was never about
money. It was about spiritual expression. No true artist uses music to get what he wants because he realizes that it's not his to use to his
advantage. It's his to give to the world, and once he gives it to the world, he can't claim it as his anymore... just like a decent person wouldn't
claim ownership of a b-day present they gave someone. A true artist is nothing more than a medium for the collective soul to express itsself in the
physical world. I always thought music and art were proof enough for the existence of a soul to me. I've never seen a robot write a symphony, and
when the robot does finally get advanced enough to do such things as independent thought and creativity, we might find that we do not truly know what
it is that makes something alive. We'll probably find that even with all our computing power in the world stuffed into a robot, they will never seem
truly alive, and they will never perform beyond their programming, never show true compassion, never ever give you the sense of elation when you see
them. Just metal, plastic, and silicon mimicking life. Our technology will only ever be able to mimick life because we're not evolved enough to be
able to deal properly with that Godly duty. That's why I will never trust cloning. Especially cloned meat grown in a lab without animals being
killed. That's just weird.
Sorry I got off subject, kinda way off subject.