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Old 2012-08-13, 15:16
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illCarl - Your Post #9 above is one of the best from-the-heart, down-to-earth, to-the-point and well said posts I’ve ever seen here. Kudos to you.
Wow-.. thanks

I guess I just wanted to this off my chest or something.. I'm a lousy writer when it comes to internet-forums
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Old 2012-08-13, 15:21
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That's not to say that we haven't all loved it sometimes too, but saying that any criticism of or resistance to such an appeal to said lowest common denominator is useless?
Very valid point. I don't think anyone is saying it's useless.. Creating underground music means creating music which differs from the current mainstream. At some point this style will be picked up by major labels and become mainstream again.. and the underground will start thinking of a new style to go against the mainstream.. a never ending story But that's how it is, and that's a good thing
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Old 2012-08-13, 18:09
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Finish your track anyway. Who cares if its been done. Who cares if its cheesy. The point is to have FUN. Now go out there and PLAY.

God its been a creative desert here for so long... I wish I had half of the momentum you seem to have right now. Stop THINKING!!!! just GO WITH IT! =)
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I tend not to shy away from doing shizz that's been done before, or even done to death. But then again I do it for my own entertainment anyway. It might be a different kettle of teleostomian delights if I were trying to break into 'The Biz' or discover the mother lode.

As for a dearth of creativity; I've been barren for a while, forcing myself to at least try something for the Re-Tron Forum Challenge and then coming up with this Trance derivative almost immediately afterwards - there's nothing new in it, but it kept me busy for a while and hopefully it's a bridge to something else.. C'est la vie!
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Old 2012-08-13, 23:07
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Good points.

" But by that logic not eating at McDonalds every day might be construed as snobbery too"

The subtle difference would be the intention of what is going on in the mind when you make a choice NOT to eat at McDonalds. Is it for a sincere belief that its bad for your health, or are you looking down your nose at others ( yourself and your old choices ).

I suppose the same could be said about forms of music we might denigrate and refer to as 'cheese' - but I can't get past that statement seems loaded with snobbery.
Okay, so the analogy might go awry when talking about the health aspect of eating junkfood every day.

On the point about snobbery though: okay, hmmm, perhaps what I'm trying to get at is that this "snobbery" thing isn't always bad. It may be condescending, but maybe that is just what is needed to move things forward.
In general, people like what they know. If dj's would always cater to this tendency, no new records would ever be played, and dj sets would all consist of the same 100 records (dancing queen, boogie wonderland, girls just wanna have fun, you name them). Whenever any dj elects not to play one of those all-time floorfillers in their set, and instead plays something new or different, would that already be snobbery? Maybe this needs it's own topic...

No offence to the topic opener by the way, do whatever inspires you at the moment Illcarl. :-)
Though it might be an interesting experiment to finish the track first and decide what genre (if any) it belongs to when you're done! ;-)
 

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