Saturday, September 6, 2008

GENERATION REMAKE & BEING A TRUE ARTIST...


I think they should call this generation "GENERATION REMAKE"! 

All the movies being remade that should have NEVER been touched...all the remakes of songs...all the styles that have come back again...and OH MY GOODNESS, did the flourescent colored clothes really need to make a comeback?!? It's embarrassing enough that I wore those clothes, and they hurt my eyes! 

There are soooo many fantastic artists out there with NEW ideas, that have created new songs, new films, new fashions...that are not given the chance...why...because it's too risky? There's no guarantee? Well that's life isn't it!?!

I realize that we are all inspired by what's been done before us. We should take from what's been done before us...learn from the past... grow from it... but I believe that there's so much wonderful, uniqueness in the world that should be given the opportunity to be heard, seen & appreciated! 

FOR ME, THE IMPERFECTIONS IN THE WORLD ARE PART OF THE BEAUTY IN THE WORLD! You want proof??? Just take a good look at a REAL flower...

Don't get me wrong, I myself like to cover songs by other artists from time to time, and sing my interpretation of the song...that's not what I'm talking about...

...what I don't like is the need that some people have to take something that's already been done, and jump on the band wagon...it's a safety net...

For example: An artist comes out that's really unique, has a different sound and is suddenly a hit...all of a sudden you have every producer trying to duplicate the same sound and image...

BORING!

Why do you think that was a hit in the first place...because it was different...

REFRESHING!

There are so many different kinds of artists out there! And thankfully so! 

Many artists have different reasons why they do what they do, and why they chose to live the life that they live. 

We are all living on the same planet, but we are all different...we all have different lives...we all have our own stories to tell!

It's not an easy road, being an artist...I know this, because I too have chosen to take this path...but in the end, I have found, that BEING A TRUE ARTIST=BEING ME, and that makes me happy!

For as long as I can remember, being an artist has always been a part of me-painting, drawing, dancing, singing, acting...being a performer is a part of me I can not escape, nor do I ever want to! I tried pursuing other careers...I wasn't happy when I did. I've found that as long as I find ways to create, and perform, I felt whole...complete...happy!!!

I woke up this morning and asked myself "What kind of artist am I?" As I sat here about to write a new blog, the response came to me "I am a true artist...true to myself".

Over the years, I've had people try to change me, so they could make a "guaranteed" buck...but that's not me. I refuse to change who I am for anybody! I like being me, I have my own story to tell, and I don't want to be just another product!

So what if my sound doesn't fit into a clean, perfect, packaged, product, that's already been done...

"ART IS LIFE"...I've heard this phrase numerous times, my entire life...

Is life clean, perfect, packaged, safe???

Maybe some people live in their little, comfortable boxes hoping that things will stay the same...

Fear has gotten the best of some people...

Why are some people sooooo afraid of change...even if it's for the better?!?

Change is the beginning of progress...

"ART IS LIFE"...

For me...Art is about living, seeing, listening, giving, feeling, touching, exploring, being in the moment...sharing what I experienced...

Yesterday I finished mixing a recording I did of my song "BROKEN PROMISES". I did the recording live in my studio almost a year ago...

...It was after my UK tour, so the experience of what inspired me to write the song was fresh in my heart & my mind. When I listened to my voice on the recording yesterday, I could totally FEEL THE EMOTION BEHIND THE SONG, which totally represents me as the kind of artist I aspire to be...or should I say, represents me as the artist I am! 

Anyway, I'm in a totally different place right now...and I sing that song differently BECAUSE I am in a different place now. So there's a part of me that's thinking "leave that song as is, because I really like it & re-record it where you are right now..why not have two versions on the album"?!? 

You know what???

I think I will!

Speaking of GENERATION REMAKE...

I think I'll do a remake of my own song!!!!

;0)

Art & Soul
Denise









 




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