Based on our previous article, the modern era demands that in order to be considered a professional, one must be paid.
And at the same time, whoever pays is the one who holds in his hands the decisions of a musician.
Practically, that is, a musician does not decide on anything, but only the one who pays (???).
According to Dan Gorney, who answers a question from Michalis Pougounas (Merlin’s Music Box):
“But if you are not paid, you can play whatever song your soul desires.”
Essentially Gorney says something we all think about, but few do… An “amateur” has more freedom than a “professional”.
Let’s think about it all from a different perspective.
What would all the above look like if we were not talking about music, but about love?
This whole approach has social implications, as music IS a social extension!
Music is not a foreign body in a society, it is part of it and in fact basic.
And the more advanced a society is the more music and, by extension, art.
Music may have been enslaved by kings and an arbitrary elite, but every note of it cries out for freedom.
And perhaps, as a lyrical metaphor, it can be likened to birds, which fly freely in the air, but at the same time feed on the earth.
“The truth is a monster that only kills hypocrites.”
Of course, the metaphor of the phrase is obvious, but the fear is real.
The slavery of music…
Along with the release of music and the beginning of its mass spread, the dynasts reappeared.
The modern era shows the endless effort of the government to put “handcuffs” on the notes and a muzzle on the lyrics.
In America, the matrix of contemporary music (perhaps not the only one), there are countless examples of persecution of musicians.
There are many reasons, but the main one is the war and an imaginary communist threat.
As a result, musicians lose their income.
At the same time, they were forced either to retire from music or to play at the same time, with their livelihood, daily work.
In practice, music is experiencing a frightening devaluation.
Organized persecution, hidden and gradual identification with something vaguely and imaginatively bad, acquires a stereotypical reputation.
The reputation of information is always stronger than the information itself.
Thus, the reputation of a musician, that he is a wanderer and a bum, is deeply rooted in the human subconscious.
All this is not today, they count many centuries of cultivating society, by people with a passion for power and a hatred of freedom.
That the current power cannot control must be enslaved – imprisoned.