The instant success world fooled me.
I started believing that everything was supposed to be here yesterday. I started forgetting that great things need an incubation period. Everything needs to be developed before it becomes truly good.
I watched a video on RollingStone.com about White Lies. They’ve been getting much buzz in the last few months and as a “new” artist you’d think that they’ve been around for only a short period of time. Yet in the interview the band reveals that they’ve been around for six years!
After six years you’re not really a new band anymore, but often it can take that long for your music, your band, your identity to take shape. You try things out, make mistakes, put out music that doesn’t hit, but you keep going. You pay those dues because that’s what it takes. It takes some time. It takes a commitment to music. If you want this to be your life then you need to realize that truly good things take time. Don’t believe our instant gratification world. Paying your dues is the best way to get your career off to a good start. Bring on the gigs with 5 people in the audience. All you need to do is connect with one to make it worth while. Paying your dues is a prerequisite.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ2uJcETFhQ]
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