the tools for the job

my city musings

My whole life I’ve been told that a great musician can make great music with any instrument: that musical genius is not contained in a guitar or an amplifier or a microphone but in the mind of a musician.  I think this is a beautiful ethic that I’ve carried with me my whole life and applied to everything I do.  It’s easy as a musician, a photographer, or even a writer, to get caught up in and even define yourself by the tools you use.  Guitarists collect, compare, and covet expensive guitars, photographers cameras, it doesn’t matter what you do.  The world is trying to convince you that your value is determined by your possessions.

But it’s not.  Play the blues without soul on a five-thousand dollar guitar and I’ll tune it out but if you play sweet soulful licks on a crappy old guitar you’ll have my attention all…

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About Bacon Pro

I am a writer, musician, poet, photographer, communications specialist, Psy Warrior, computer guru, ad representative, painter, mechanic, collector, painter and a father, .
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