So how is the music biz these days? I've been hearing that old musicians
I know and used to work with in the Seattle area are having a tough time
getting work and they're exceptional players (some played with famous
folk). I'm glad that I stopped depending on music for a living back in
the late 80s. Writing software to me was like writing music.
Unfortunately there is not much work for old programmers these days either.
On 10/28/2014 11:20 AM, curtisdeltabl...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
At least you can avoid purple to fit in. I've had booking agents tell
me that my act is a harder sell because I am white! Skin melanin as
artistic street cred, who knew?
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote :
When I was trying to make a living doing "art," I met "real artists"
who were so artistically superior that I was ashamed to present my
stuff -- and yet most could not make a living selling their art. At
one time I was in three galleries and never came close to selling
enough to "cut it." I met one guy who had major works in many museums
and still couldn't sell enough to quit his day job.
And the gallery owners are all about the money. I had one tell me, as
he looked at one of my canvases, "Oh, I couldn't sell this. Purple
never sells." See?
Try to use purple after that. The true artist is up against such a
wall of ignorance.
Each one is like a preacher on a stump in the public square --
speaking an unknown dialect.