Saturday, January 21, 2023

Apparently Effortless

If ideas could effortlessly realize themselves, life would lose meaning.  It would be a lot easier, but the work is what makes it fulfilling.  If you've never had a feeling of fulfillment, if just for a moment, maybe that's why.

Music requires a certain amount of suffering.  Even labors of love exhaust you.  You have to work for it.  

This might be why popular music is so lacking.  It's too easy.  Where real sacrifice is required, more energy gets entrained in the music.  Nothing I hear today requires any real effort, and you can tell.