We struggling, starving artists usually pour in more hours that we can handle. The general rule is that you can only choose three of the following to be present in your life…
Sleep, Friends, and Success.
Most end up choosing sleep and success, because for one we cannot physically keep going on without sleep, and two… our egos cannot handle “not success”.
But we’re artists. SCREW THE GENERAL RULE. We were meant to break rules.
We need people in our lives! Moms, Dads, friends, wives, husbands, and little nephew Johnny. One of the practices we absolutely need to do as artists is to lead a healthy and moderate working lifestyle so that the art we make is healthy. We need to respect ourselves, our audience, and the world around us; We shouldn't settle to give it anything less than our best with the time that we were given. How can we give our best if we’re lacking fundamental human needs? Socialization IS a human need.
And YOOHOO! The world is out there! Not online and especially not in this blog.
You need to gain real life experience so you are able to say real things about the world. We artists need to make the initial effort to mesh our passion with the lives of others and the world around us. Not the other way around!
How many songs and artists do you hear going around saying, “No one believes in me! Wait until I get famous. You all will be groveling at my heals!” ... Yeah okay, dude.
Believe it or not, I used to be one of those guys. I just actually approached to interview my friend Lauren to find out how to motivate my friends to get more involved with me and my art. I learned that, instead, I should involve my art and myself with my friends.
Check out the interview below of GET REEL! Season 1 Episode 2.
In this episode, we discuss:
How Lauren, Minor Vinyl, came about to create his album, Aqua and how feedback from his friends was so important.
Dealing with criticism from friends.
How his friends and experience encourage him to make his music more accessible to other people for his next project.
Becoming friends with and following other artists.
Making themes more universal for society and others.
How paying attention to your friend's art can help them become better.
You can follow Lauren and listen to his album at H-Blok.
What do you think? Do you have any ideas how artists can get more busy with their friends who may not be artists? Do you have another perspective from us? Do you think that there are other issues that need to be addressed in the artistic community?
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