Thursday, June 27, 2013
If you're in a band, or have been in a band, or plan on being in one you should read Ian Svenonius' 'Supernatural Strategies For Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group'.
I just finished this hilarious and wise book. The chapter on 'Critics' is one of my favourite pieces of music writing...
'...whatever people say about one's group, whether they claim to enjoy it or despise it, find it boring or life altering, one mustn't take it personally. Their opinions are due to the circumstances of their digestion that day, what happened at work, or the alignment of the stars. Compliments can be a signifier that your group is nonthreatening, they can be sincere, or they can be based on pity, lust, and fear. Still, they are always nice to hear and one should accept them graciously. Calorically harmless, they are 'popcorn for the ears.''
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