This is an interesting perspective. The concept that we borrow each other. Some people would call time with others precious. Some would call it wasted. Some would call it boring. Some would call it fun. There’s all kinds of ways to think about how we relate to others on the planet. I think this is the first time I’ve heard the concept of borrowing someone to help fill time with us. It makes sense if the person is outside of family.
I suppose I borrow a whole lot of things from people in terms of ideas that I twist around in my head. Sometimes people stick those ideas in my head and they’re no longer borrowed I suppose. Take for instance yesterday. I borrowed an e-mail that was sent to me and passed it around amongst people I know in order to give them a good laugh. Hell, I even borrowed it for fodder here on the blog. Much like I’m borrowing the title of the song for today right now. Interestingly one person came back at me after reading the message and stuck an idea in my head. An idea which I’ve already started putting to use.
The old adage states something to the effect of never a borrower nor lender be. While that might be good advice for money, it doesn’t make much sense for human interaction. We lend hands all the time. We borrow time quite often. Don’t we?
A mailing list I joined not long ago recently had a thread where a musician wrote in saying he was disenchanted with the music industry because he was being ignored. He was blaming it on everyone but himself and he’s worried that at the age of 29 that he’s not going to be able to be a rockstar. Thus he borrowed time from other members of the list. What came in response from other members was a wide range of responses. One response from an older established artist mentioned he ought to buck up and stop whining. The tirade that ensued was flat out uncalled for and the artist borrowing people’s time suddenly because an artist who should not be dealt with in a professional manner. It didn’t help that his music wouldn’t be something that I’d feature here at Single of the Day. His career is on borrowed time due to lack of vision.
On the opposite end of the spectrum we have Judd Starr. An artist that is from Los Angeles and I think now residing in Sparks Nevada. The man with the borrowed view in a song. He doesn’t appear to be an artist that is whining about the industry. No, he’s out there grinding and pushing. Maybe, if you’re part of the TV crowd, you’ve heard some of Judd’s music. Judd has placements in several shows.
I like the sharp production. Very much borrowed from a style of say Trent Reznor without all the overt industrial sound. Very clean. Very clear. I would be interested in hearing the track done with a live drummer. Otherwise it’s got a nice eclectic vibe. I can hear the guitars, the bass, the synths, the vocals, and everything has it’s place in the mix. It’s obvious that Judd borrows a lot of his own time to make sure that everything is in it’s place. I’d be willing to bet he’s his own producer. What do you think?
Don’t go borrowing the song, pay the man and support him.