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Re: Andre Lafosse Freebies and sales...
Mark, as a teacher, this is an interesting argument, -I don't think
it's necessary to separate the idea of music with compensation. -In other
words, to say that because one may think about money, they must not be
thinking about music or vice versa.
-Hopefully I'm reading you right. Anyway, I play and I teach, and I very
much expect some compensation for my time and efforts, and am completely OK
in doing so. -By this, I mean, I may not always get it, but I'd hope
people around me would feel that what I'm doing is worth while enough for
it. -and not because I feel that that's how I should be repaid so to
speak, but because it's just a simple fact that people demand money from me
in the world we live in, and I provide something. So I feel that I should
be repaid for it. -otherwise, I'll starve! lol!
-and then I won't be doing anybody much good, now will I?! lol!
Anyway, I've learned and practiced and such, for a while, and am OK
hopefully at what I do. So, with this in mind, I don't feel there's
anything wrong with asking for something in return.
Now, re: the music itself, when I play, or try to teach someone
something, I'm not thinking of the money at all. I'm totally and
completely focused on the idea at hand, and doing well by the music, -my
student, -myself. -the idea itself... I try to deal with the payment
issue before or after. -just my thoughts, -thought I might chime in...
-Have an awesome weekend!, K?
At 01:49 PM 5/22/03 -0700, you wrote:
>I may be half the guitarist, but I gladly trade that for the ability to
>make music with no expectation of compensation at all. I couldn't do a
>wedding band thing. Music is too precious to me. Instead, I now do
>media design. Total sell out, but they don't touch my music.
>Good luck Andre. I want to believe you'll succeed. In a way, you
>have. On the fringe your either 1) a hack or 2) too advanced to be
>understood my most. Either way, it sucks, but I think we can all agree
>that you're not a hack.
>On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 12:25 AM, ernesto schnack wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 May 2003 23:11:22 -0700, Andre LaFosse
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Now, that's a better fate than assembling Nike shoes for $2.00 an
>>> or crawling out of rubble in Baghdad right now. But when I think
>>> all the traffic going through my site, and how little of an impact it
>>> has on my actual day-to-day existence, it makes me wonder how much
>>> I may have wasted by focusing so intensely on the EDP, as opposed to
>>> more bread-and-butter things that might actually lead to my generating
>>> some income from the music-related skills I've been cultivating for
>>> about 25 years.
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