If there is one thing that can frustrate someone more than anything it would be learning that you have been undervaluing your talent. A whole lot of people in the music industry tend to overvalue their ability, but then end up undervaluing the monetary part. It’s extremely frustrating when your talent is undervalued and the pay isn’t what it should be.
Last night I was hanging at an underground pub with some friends. It’s something that occurs once a month and it’s really fun. The difference last night was a songwriter whom I’m friends with showed up. He’s been in the business a long time. Has had a slew of cuts and some hits with some major artists. He’s got a talent that can’t be denied and he’s worked with some amazing people. Last night during conversation while swapping songs he made a comment about me and my songs that was extremely flattering. It’s the kind of thing where he was lumping me in with some of the most amazing talent on the planet.
This morning a little bird of a friend who is helping me get my library off the ground got me some information that is going to prove invaluable to the startup. The initial thing I’ve learned is that I’ve undervalued it pretty drastically. Fortunately I’m still in the formative stages and that means we’ll be able to shift to a proper level of reward based on the talent. Gotta love that.
As they say, information is power.
My selection today comes from a band that didn’t get the recognition they really should have. They had an insane amount of talent. Mostly the main writer who probably did most of everything, even in his next project Thornley. One thing I really like about their music is the density of the arrangements. His songs seem to have what they need, nothing more, nothing less. I can hear instruments that you wouldn’t normally hear in something related to a metal sound. That’s the thing I really enjoy about their sound. Creating a lush tapestry that isn’t normal for the genre. Could that have been the reason why it failed? It’s possible. However, I think it is really inspired to do this type of thing, it’s musical studliness.
You can still find their music and you can get the CDs. Do it.