Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard, aka Jim Webster:
I wish to stress that I am in no way hostile to musicians. Yes I might regard some of them as louche wastrels, a collection of over-remunerated incompetents with the moral compass of a pimp’s bully, but this is merely an observation based on bitter experience; it is not a sign of hostility.
Still fate prescribes that I must work with these people and I am experienced enough not to kick against the machineries of fate. After all, if the patron I attend upon is shallow enough to prefer melodic artistes to the purveyors of the true arts, it is surely my task to tutor and enlighten them. Indeed if I made a habit of contentiously foisting my opinions upon the unwilling, I would merely end up experiencing penury more dire than that which is currently my lot.
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