Monday, February 19, 2018

Strain at a gnat and swallow a camel!

I just learned a new thing. I love this with the blog that you learn so many new things. There is a saying in Swedish and I found out the English version of it. "strain at a gnat and swallow a camel".

And that is just what I want to write about. Too many are worried about small things that don't matter in the long run. the most famous one was a band that I had that was arguing what kind of stage clothes they would wear on their first world tour. They were almost fistfighting over the whole thing. What never occurred was that they had never had a European tour, not even a Swedish tour. In fact, their music has just been played once on the radio when this happened.

Okay, that was a really bright one. Most of the time they are more settle but at the same time quite the same. Right now we quite often get artists that think that since they got over 100 000 streams would be booked to the bigger festivals. What they haven't thought of is that the last year only did three gigs and that their Facebook numbers are under 2000 people and the Instagram under a 1000 and they don't have a Twitter and haven't updated the banner on Youtube since they were there the first time.

And then you have the artist that gets upset that someone spelled his name a bit wrong in an interview. That it's a tiny little blog and not Rolling Stone Magazine well doesn't matter. Also, the ones that argue around a small guitar sound on a song that is 7 minutes long and complains that this guitar sound could be the thing that it won't make it to the radio. that the song is just a long epos with strange noises and barely no lyrics, well that is not important.

I guess I bumped into it every day in some way. It's easy to go crazy on the microscopic things but won't see the whole picture. Stop shoegazing and see the world, but maybe you can't see the forest for all the trees.

No comments:

Post a Comment