I understand this is long, but my last interview was over a decade ago…-It’s not completely informed, but he’s entitled to his perception. I hire master builders and masterful artisans and technicians who play beautifully, lend their technical expertise, and who translate the language that I provide into beautifully realized music.-These are my songs, musicians are brought in because of the masterful way that they play their instruments.
Context certainly helps though.-You may be able to make suggestions, but you can’t write FOR me. I’m definitely looking for something specific in musicians, and I absolutely do hire the best musicians I can find.
I’ve remained patient and quiet for a very long time, allowing people to talk, speculate, and project, while keeping my nose to the grindstone fighting for freedoms many folks aren’t even aware matter.
The arrogance of presumption that allows someone to think that they could have all the facts about another person’s life and experience, is truly and remarkably… People can sometimes confuse kindness for weakness, and silence for weakness as well. I apologize for the delay in getting this posted, I was late in hearing about it.
I am never trying to intentionally hurt anyone’s feelings btw, but when people insist that they know you and don’t, you may have to be equally as firm to demonstrate otherwise.-I am paying for a service, and looking for something SPECIFIC, which isn’t up to someone else’s interpretation or opinion. I’d literally grown up with some of those musicians.
That isn’t easy to find.-In 2008, I had only a young man helping me and my Mother, after disbanding my former support staff.
There are artists who do cut pay though, James Brown was notorious for docking musicians if they did something he didn’t like, I’m sure there are others.-It was necessary for me to reestablish trust and cultivate a new environment. I was also openly challenging music industry norms. With ‘it’ went some polish, but the cause we were fighting for, creative integrity, was worth far more than a little polish to me.