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The Ten233 weeks ago
 
Here are ten opinions that might stimulate, annoy or otherwise be filed under banal self-expression. I think its better to have an opinion than not. A biog tells you what we been doing, this tells you what we feel and think. Of course we don?t always think about this kinda stuff sometimes we think about food or women or cars. I like to hear people?s thoughts so don?t be shy.
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1. If success was measured by fame or money then we would be in the bottom of a barrel marked ?invalid? and my musical life (all 10 yrs of it) would be labelled the ?LONG void?.
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2. You don?t need one man or company to tell you you?re an artist or that you are valid. You don?t even need to suffer for your art (Though you may well have too) you just need to work very hard, learn and listen (as long as the person giving the advise doesn?t seem like an arsehole).
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3. All to often this type of rhetoric is defined as cynicism, why can?t an unsuccessful man say what?s in his heart without being branded a bitter misanthrope!! We are one of the happiest bunch of idiots on the block.
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4. All to often musicians with that rare and beautiful thing, potential. Are snapped up by a person wearing clear Armani eye spectacles and that unrefined potential is groomed and mined out of them.
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5. Don?t treat Fans or potential listeners as a target to bleed. If they write to you and you have time, bloody answer them back. Unless what they write is inane gobbledegook, then by all means ignore it.
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6. If I were educated I reckon I would know a lot more than I do right now.
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7. I know a man who had two kids and became an accountant to support them. He gave up a full time life as a jobbing filmmaker and actor. At the weekends he makes movies whilst his kids run around his ankles. If you ask him what he does he says, ?I make films?.
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8. What defines us is more than what we do to make money. Our titles are in our own hands, dont be sorted into a neat little pile.
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9. To make a full time living in this game you will definitely be required to compromise. As long as the art isn?t compromised then don?t see taking advice as a compromise (something you hadn?t thought of isn?t always a compromise). I?m going to say compromise once more now, just for good measure?.Compromise.
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10. Finally don?t be a hater, you don?t have to be a lover or a even a thinker, just don?t be a hater.
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