2018: Just got a new (to me) Yairi guitar right before 50/90 and I plan to use it a lot. The last working computer in the house went to crap so I'm using an iphone or a hand held recorder and uploading via phone. I also plan to write a couple of lyrics to post this year. This is not something I usually do. But I want to try lyric first more often and this is a way to motivate me.
A short note to creatives:
Yes, you're music is art. What you do with it, or how you make it is up to you. If you want an audience you will surely make different decisions than if you make it solely for yourself. That's okay. No-one has a right to tell you how to do your art. However, no-one is obliged to like it and, like it or not, most will tell you one way or the other. Usually the "nots" are louder than the "likes."
Catharsis is different for each of us. The act of creation is, in large part, my catharsis. A welcoming audience is another. I choose to focus on the first. No choice is wrong for you, though.
Artists have been struggling with conforming to what is popular in order to gain an audience for as long as there has been art, I'd bet. You are not alone. But I doubt many of us can help you forge your way. That can be scary, but it can also be liberating. For what it's worth, I'm glad you are creating.
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