Wednesday, 3 February 2010

L.E.S. Artistes

Brian: I’m an artist.

Daisy: What kind of thing do you do?

Brian: Anger.... Pain... Fear... Aggression....

Daisy: Watercolours?

Brian: It’s a bit more complex than that.

- Spaced

At what point do you become an artist?

Is it when you book a gig? When you make some money? When you get a record deal? When you start being an arrogant, hypocritical fuckwit and telling other people what to do?*

Stop all this ‘us and them’ bullshit and take a look around at the billions of talented folks. You are not special.

You are not entitled to make a living from music and the Government has no obligation to protect your livelihood. The market is changing and if you can’t survive it’s nobody’s fault but your own. Stop being a little bitch. That’s how it goes in the real world.

*It’s when you buy your first pair of Cuban heels. Fact.

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