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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by ricksdisconnected, Apr 15, 2021.
Something I learned later on in life but still hard to master !
I got it from a guitar related video, the guy mentioned a book, The 4 Agreements' and this is well worth a read and in fact the content is something I constantly remind myself of.
One of the 'Agreements' is 'Don't Take Anything Personally' or in other words, stop caring about what others think/say etc.
Confidence is 90 percent of the game the 10 percent you can fake
I agree BUT you cant be sooo far in not caring that you’re an asshole to people in general. You need a quiet confidence IMO!
Or a loudmouthed, foulmouthed asshole who has so little class that he walks around in public yelling profanities at the top of his lungs..
I DO agree with his philosophy in general, and admire his tenacity, becoming a SEAL is probably one of the hardest things in the world to do..He has every right to be proud of his accomplishment, but he definitely needs to dial back on the attitude.
We have an former Army Ranger living in our neighborhood, another elite military unit that only "the best of the best" can succeed in achieving..You wouldn't know it though, he's one of the most low-key, laid back, polite individuals I've ever met..Family man and super nice guy, who's actually seen some big-time combat and been through some badazz crap, he's even written some books about his experiences.
I know someone who is a product of what I call the "meat robot" environment and it's not military. Close, but not the same. He is dead inside and is the absolute definition of an asshole. Once you get to know someone like that, you realize how normal you really are.
In contrast, the "real" operators are usually very low key and friendly to most everyone. They have a glow to them if you are tuned in to see it.
We can all take these experiences and apply them to our music. I'm 100% in support of musicians developing their own style and sound, especially guitar players. Of course we all have influences, just like our influences had influences, etc. That's just how it works, but copying someone because others may judge us is bullocks !
Caring what other people think, especially someones opinion ? Nah. That ship sailed along time ago for me, but I do think we can practice being decent Human Beings and be considerate of others where possible. It is harder on the internet, but I digress.
Music is a form of communication after all and feedback from fans or an audience can sometimes help us improve our craft. Not everyone likes and/or appreciates Kraftwerk, Frank Zappa or The Machine, to name a few. Some (most) people won't like what we like and we really can't expect a Brittney Spears fan to go down the rabbit hole of tone obsessed music with us. It would be fun to watch, but probably very frustrating for both parties.
When society stops communicating with each other (which includes listening) small tribes will form and all hell will eventually break loose.
Just sayin'.......just sayin'.....
p.s. This is just my observation so take it for what it's worth.
although, most people that kick ass don't have to spend all their time trying to convince others that they kick ass. They just kick ass & people either see it, or not... Or they got knocked TF out & got theirs kicked w/o knowing it...
It's like "professional" models of anything. Professional guitarists know what the tools of the trade are. That's why you don't have Les Paul "Professional" model. Or the Marshall "Professional" amp. Mesa Boogie "Professional"? Nah, because professional musicians know what they use...
Fender fails... ...
Tools. If they have to label them "professional", they probably aren't. Professionals use what they use. They put professional, so the DIY people think they are getting what the "pro's" use, when they are really getting a consumer grade version of a professional tool...
Being is better than telling everyone that you are being...
cuz most likely you are not
I don't think some ..., with a chip on his shoulder is a good representative for the subject.
Confidence produced in the professional manner will get you more than confidence produced from this street thug, for most of us I'd say.
what street thug?
Stay Hard - That's what she said..
I'd try this one, Rick. Probably more educational than ...promotional.
i really wasnt pushing the guy, but just what he was saying.
I was hoping this was a thread about the little blue pills.
why in the hell would........
That is what she said.
"ya got the same 5 minutes as i do" is what i told her too.
I always said if you want more knob'n works.