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Re: To those who make a living off of music

I cycle in and out of Pro Music work.  When I can get it, its welcomed 
but..  I gotta say-- when I have had a full roster of well paid musical 
work, my motivation shifts from artistic to pragmatic reasons.  Its good 
to pay the bills, but what does this have to do with my artistic 
expression... in most cases, not all that much.  
There is something to be said for making music for solely for music's 
sake.  I find myself escaping dysfunctional professional engagements but 
never ever escaping the music.  I enjoy her best of all when its just me, 
she and the guitar between us.

On Feb 15, 2012, at 11:17 AM, k3zz21@gmail.com wrote:

> So we (the class) literally just finished listining to a lecture from my 
> english teacher about motivation. He was talking about how external 
> reward can doom us for failure and how its self directed motive that 
> works the best. The article we read said that Google has one day a week 
> that allows its developers to work on any project they want freely and 
> through that, Gmail  along with many other crucial developed This post 
> is directed especially to you musicians that make a living soley on 
> music. What is it that keeps your motivation and creativity fresh? How 
> do you discipline your minds (if you do) to remember that you do this 
> only for the love of music and not for money? Did any of you study music 
> in college and survive?