A little rant...

So, you call me in the middle of the night, at 2 a.m., you tell me you’re coming to the studio in half hour, you tell we will work out the price like you’re doing me a favor when you woke me up and offered me work for half the regular price, and when I told you it doesn’t work this way, you told me f…k off! It’s been two weeks since it happened, and I keep on thinking, what’s wrong with some people? Are they going to the supermarket at 3 a.m. and get half price?

I met many artists, and, while we all have our way of doing things (it’s called personality!), most of them are serious about their work, like any other professional, regardless of the field. I know, there are here and there some exceptions!... It’s life…  guess you cope with it.

Let me put it this way: when you have an arrogant attitude, and you treat people like servants, not respecting their work, do you really think they will respect and help you? Let me tell you this much: the huge majority of the real musicians are the easiest to work with. They understand better than anybody else how much work it took to get where they are, they understand that it’s not only them, is all the people around involved in their music career. They do care both about themselves and the others around them; every time a disaster happens somewhere in the world, the first people that are doing something to help are the musicians, so that says something. And you know what? When they come in the studio with a great song, it’s fantastic, because everybody feels they are part of something special, it gives meanings to life.

You see, real artists are concerned about what they create, they know what it means hard work, how long it takes to reach that level, and, while working so you can pay the bills is no different than for others area, most of the musicians would do what they do regardless if they get rich or not, if they get to pay the bills or not. I don’t want to offend anybody, but I think musicians are maybe the smartest breed of people, and the beauty of it is that it goes together with a certain sensibility and perception of the world around. The secret lies in the fact that they identify more often than other people their problems (or the problems around them), and they are capable of coming up articulating the problems, and have answers and solutions – which is their music, and people love it, because musicians translate everybody’s problems in words and sound… it’s an honest and beautiful language.

I found that, aside pricks (rare tough!), young people sometimes have an attitude, but it is only because this is how they imagine they should be; usually after the first sessions, they get it. The secret is to make sure they understand you’re there to help them, not hurt them or their music.

So, somehow, I need to put the issue to bed: I have to stop thinking about it! Because those who believe they deserve everything and treat you like they live above anybody else, are just some ilustrious pieces of …! And they don’t stand a chance to understand the greatest miracle humanity ever produced: music! 

And so I’m having my revenge…

Stay tuned,

Flo Fandango

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