"I have a lot of friends on here that are producers and Engineers. Most of them work 12 hour days, 6 days a week making music. They are dedicated and passionate. Their main goal is to make people happy and make their lives richer with great music. This is a shout out to all you guys burning the midnight oil!"
- David Bendeth
If you don't know who he is… Google him. He's produced some pretty serious records the last decade and had his hand in shaping the sound of modern rock. I, like most people, scan through my Facebook news feed each morning and he posted that a couple days ago (yeah we're Facebook friends *cough*). I think it was quite late at night but it put a smile on my face... and that's always a great way to start the day.
We ARE dedicated and passionate.
Our goal IS to make people happy and make lives richer with great music.
Music professionals love what they do to a point they probably can't do much of anything else… we're distracted by our passion, be it recording, playing, mixing, performing, composing, or often all of the above… until one day it consumes us and shows us we can make a living doing it.
Also, it's safe to say just because we aren't in the studio or holding an instrument mean the working process stops… we go through our day to day life thinking about it more or less 24/7. To some we're "workaholics". To some we're obsessed. To us, I say we're simply in love.
There's a relationship between anyone and their craft. You decide how much time you make for it and you decide how it's nurtured. We all have relationships in our lives outside the conventional ones that aren't easy to identify and explain to others… everything from sports to fashion to books to food to partying. What do you care about? What do you make time for? What's on your mind?
It's not about how we spend our money… it's about how we spend our time. I know how I spend my time… and I laugh and smile about 400 times a day because of it… and yes that was a Krispy Kreme reference.
P.S. I actually have more I'd like to say on the topic but it can wait for another time… it's more venting... and I like to be in the mood to go off on certain things. It's more along the lines of dealing with people who think it's ok to abuse our time, ignore our value, and downplay our experience... mainly because they feel music, or whatever it is you do, is a hobby... since it often is for them at least... therefore we should be on an even playing field right?
Mike Langford - Official Blog
Being on both sides of the glass, I get the chance to wear many hats in the music industry. This is a place to share my thoughts, views, predictions, rants, stories and news!