What astounds me are the millions of people who watch shows like The Voice or Idol wishing they too could be up there. Its as though the people standing on stage playing guitar and singing are from a different planet and totally out of reach for everyone else. I think chasing fame is one thing and a passion and love for music another. The people we see on stage whether it be on a TV show or say a pop idol are just like us. They have the same dreams, fears and hopes but I am confident that 90% of them do what they do for the music first and the fame second. If it was just about fame they wouldn’t invest so much time into their music. They could be a Paris Hilton and just make a career out of being in the right place at the right time with the right people. If fame is your game spending 8 to 12 hours a day practicing music, stage performance, preparing for tours etc is probably not your best use of time. Even the most criticised artists like say Justin Bieber started with the music. He may of upset a lot of people because many more talented singers and musicians struggle to get noticed but he still started with the music. This brings me back to my point. If you admire great guitarists or singers and wish you could do it than just do it. Forget about the fame and do the music. If fame comes great but if not you still got the best part of the deal. The music is where the real joy is and anyone can do it. Chasing fame is a sport where some win but most lose. Everyone who plays music wins.
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