Business sure can kill the genius

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    • #698
      Hank
      Participant

      Just finished “Testimony” by Robbie Robertson and “This Wheel On Fire By Levon Helm.
      Read them back to back…What a different take on my favorite band.
      I play a lot of The Band’s music and without a doubt they were one of the greatest influences on my guitar playing.
      I love the genre known as “American Roots”.
      Their different take on “The Music Business” by Robertson and Helm make me very happy that I’m “just a picker” who plays for my own enjoyment and the pleasure of a few others.
      So sad that that such genius can be destroyed by time and money.
      But…..I’ll always be “Up On Cripple Creek” .
      My thanks to The members of “The Band” for many nights of music.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #699

      ”   Very  happy that  I’m “just a picker”   who plays for my own enjoyment and the pleasure of a few others”  .

      I’ve been reading quite a few books by performers and I couldn’t agree more with your words above.

      What a grueling life ,on the road and dealing with all that encompass’s. I love my farm life.

      I own 2copies of  “The Last Waltz”  which I try to view several times a year  One of the Greatest!

      • #702
        Hank
        Participant

        DigDog…..Looks like Tadol is heading for the BIG TIME.
        See his post on Shows and Video.


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #704
      indexless
      Keymaster

      “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
      ― Hunter S. Thompson

    • #705
      indexless
      Keymaster

      “Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it”
      ― John Lennon

    • #706
      indexless
      Keymaster

      “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”
      ― Hunter S. Thompson

    • #707
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      The last quote is one of my favorites from HST.

      • #720

        God bless Hunter gonzo mind Thompson!@@!

        And I just watched Crazy Heart  great soundtrack  thanks Tbone Burnett

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