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Excuse Addicts


Musicians are excuse addicts.

Why do I say that? simple. get your average musician, get them to play for you, or play one of their songs. what do you hear? generally a long explanation prefacing their performance explaining that their fingers don't work right on Tuedsays, the fact that the song isn't complete yet, how they are emotionally traumatized by the death of their pet worm... then the first muttering of some music. quickly followed by an indepth discussion of how this isn't their instrument, but just one that was lying around, or they need new strings, and on it goes

at some point music may or may not be played.

why do musicians deprecate their song, and their performance well before it is heard? it's an apology, which on presentation doesn't bode well.

I've even seen some bands doing it at gigs!

never, and i mean never explain your music, unless you are having a deep meaningful on a one to one basis! it sounds like an excuse. lets be honest.... it is!

reducing expectation may make you feel like you have a cushion against the world, saving you from feeling like a turkey if all goes wrong, but that misses the point.

the same protective cushion you wrap yourself in also diminishes a song before it is heard.

let your work/performance stand on it's own merits

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