Signal to Noise
If you have something in your heart to do, you should do it. - Terry Bozzio
I remember talking to Terry Bozzio years ago when I was considering going the solo percussion route. I was tired of dealing with bands, and also had this idea for something so different, so radical from anything I had done before. He was extremely encouraging. Buoyed by the support of Terry, and many other percussion friends, I did just that and haven't looked back.
And so it is, we are often bombarded by others telling us what to do: "You should get a real job," or, "You can make more money in a cover/tribute band." Now mind you, I'm not saying don't get a real job (whatever that is), or don't play in a cover band, as these might be your aspirations. Each of us is different. Each of us has different ideas about music and our own personal musical goals. What I am saying is that while other people will be quick to tell you what you should do, you need to listen to yourself. What are your true desires and yearnings?
If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. - Rollo May
Don't let your signal be clouded up by the noise of others. If you have a dream, be true to it. Work towards it, and don't let others deter you from it. Keep your signal noise free!
The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself, because he is absolutely himself. - Oscar WildeWhat are your true dreams and aspirations?