Mudcat Café message #438338 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33062   Message #438338
Posted By: Midchuck
11-Apr-01 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
Subject: RE: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
My friend, Dick McCormack, who is such a blatherskate that he went into politics from a background as a full-time folksinger, made the point in a promotional brochure he put out year ago, that (paraphased from his text):

An entertainer who plays only to please the audience is a whore. An entertainer who plays only to satisfy his own internal artistic vision is a crashing bore unless he's a genius, and very few of us are geniuses. All the rest of us have to find a line between the two extremes, that works for us.

Peter.