I'm not just pattering on as the programme had 2 of my favourite peeps in it....in the big scheme of things this absorption, this working on something and feeling something with your heart and head-it's the big, important stuff. The notion that children might think the only way to make music is to queue for the X Factor and be rejected is pretty awful for you childhood dreams.
“When I think about kids watching a TV show like American Idol or The Voice, then they think, ‘Oh, okay, that’s how you become a musician, you stand in line for eight ******** hours with 800 people at a convention centre and then you sing your heart out for someone and then they tell you it’s not ******* good enough.’ Can you imagine?”
Folk in the programme played music...that's what they did and do. I like the quote above about not being perfect, about doing what feels right and doing something TOGETHER, something human. What about that for our children instead? It's not just about music, it's about everything but music is a way into the notion of working on something and following a creative path. If you expect computers to do all that for you you take the human element out of creativity yet that is the element that IS creativity-our human heart and head.