Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Shiny Shoe v.s.The Real Deal

Mo Chassid writes on the discussions regarding the inability for the JM industry to write good music. He seems to blame it on their motivation "money". The fact that the session players may be somewhat "removed" from the music they are playing is irrelevant etc. I think he's on to something but I think it falls short of the truth. You can have the best intentions but without some talent you aren't going to write anything decent. If you are talented however, and you decide you would like to be a benefit song writer who says it's bad because you make a living writing tunes? Isn't it possible you can think about what the words mean and write an inspiring song/melody to match it? People have done and still are ( you might want to say it's somewhat less likely to be a good song?).