Friday, January 18, 2013

Kane's Cousins - Support Your Local Bands

A buddy of mine just shared the follwing statement from LA Times writter David Ackert and i thought i'd share as well....

“Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul. Singers and Musicians are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”

- David Ackert, LA Times

With that being said this one goes out to all those struggling musicians and lifers who continue to push forward even when the odds are stacked against them and to the folks who do in fact support them. If you don't support local music..... well, you really should.....

As for the 45, it's a bit goofey but the words are true.

Let's give a hand to your local band 'cause they're really grand and the work very hard!

Kane's Cousins - Support Your Local Bands


Professor RnR said...

Can you refresh link to this track
or, preferably,
leave this link on my blog:
Also, please study the wish-list of the project.

Devil Dick said...

I'll try and find the 45 and put it back up.....