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Re: Your audience doesn't care
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2019, 01:18:49 pm »
I'm faced with a dichotomy. I gotta create. Like in an ideal world, every waking moment would be art. But it's not an ideal world. It's a fucking clusterfuck of a place, filled with deranged apes who demand I pay them for food and shelter. So I gotta devote a whole bunch of time and energy to collecting these tiny pieces of imaginary paper (yeah, they ran out of trees so we're using pretend paper now)

So I go from every waking hour creating art, to whenever I can find a spare minute, after collecting enough imaginary paper that I don't starve to death. Unless I can kill two birds with one stone and create art in exchange for imaginary paper. So my creations are dictated to me by fussy monkeys.

Fuck it, it's still better than the alternative
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Re: Your audience doesn't care
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2019, 11:18:43 am »
I've a tendency to just create. If people like it, people like it. Otherwise I'm not really too fussed. I say that because pretty much from my teenage years I've been raised on various social media platforms etc, so to a degree I crave validation. Can't help but post some of my music there now and again, and I do enjoy the idea of having an audience that appreciates what I do.

But I do my best to let what I create evolve on it's own, which has taken it to some interesting places. Tend to keep my more "creative" and "experimental" stuff to myself; and to satisfy the other part of my ego which relies on validation, I make stuff thats accessible to people, usually about stuff everybody can relate to, or music so absurd that it's entertaining to my small-ish group of friends.

I do cycle wildly between not giving a shit and giving alot of shits about it, though. I feel personally that my music as an extention of myself and clinging onto it as a part of my identity can be a huge, huuuge barrier my creativity in alot of ways, and when I put that stuff out there expecting people to understand, I'm just sniffing my own arse in public and most people aren't really down with that, most of the time. That's why I try to keep some space between me and what I create and try to create and I try to make music I otherwise have no personal interest and attachment to.
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