Monday, March 25, 2013

More Of The Same

This video is of Muriel Anderson, she is an exceptional guitar player, she plays classical, Spanish, folk, and other styles mixed in. Her dexterity is amazing, and this is not somebody who sat around wishing she could play, she has spent countless hours learning and perfecting her craft. Well, I was at a message board - "The Banjo Hangout" to be exact, and one of the posters put up this video. A few said they loved it, but there was at least one - always at least one in the crowd, who just had to say something crappy, in this case it was, "I guess I was the only one who wasn't impressed, it's just plain old fingerpicking...". In fact, I believe there was one other one who said something similar. I guess it takes all kinds - in this case, the guys who are just sad, and pee'd off at the world, wishing they could actually do something, but never willing to work at it, or maybe they don't have the talent for it, and they hate the world for that - either way, it's pathetic to say the least. I'm not of the, "If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything", because not everything in the world is peachy and wonderful, but there's a huge difference between matter of fact, and just plain hatred and resentment for real talent, and for the fact that one does not have the self motivation to actually work at something, or, does not have the talent and hates everybody for it. I am, though, a firm believer of being ok with what you are, and who you are. There is nothing wrong with not having talent for a certain thing, what's not ok, is not being ok with that fact, and wreaking revenge on those who do, and who have worked at it. I've witnessed such people in this crazy music business, and for most of my life, I thought it was mostly exclusive here, but in talking with some other folks, that self serving, egotistical behavior is just a fact of humanity. I guess that gene passed me by, because while I am somewhat proud of the very few things I'm able to do somewhat well, I also know my limitations, and as far as I know, I'm ok with all of it. Also, I have never resented anybody for being good at something, in fact, I'm always happy to see a person who has talent and has worked to perfect his or her craft. Whatever other emotional shortcomings I may have, jealousy and envy are not present in my little world of self. So, I can go around pointing fingers at the jealous and the envious, mock them, ridicule them, and otherwise know how silly, petty, and pathetic they are :) . And, this is my blog :D . You might want to watch the video, I'm sure you'll enjoy it as I did.
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