If you want further evidence on how the local music scene in Albany is so bad, and how the egos and bad attitudes of local music still hasn’t changed to this day, well here it is. My question is, why do local musicians get so hung up on defending theirselves when people bash their talent? When local music fans say a local musician sucks and have no talent, the musician will reply to every negative critique to try and prove themselves they don’t suck.
They try to prove that they are profesionals by explaining everything about their playing in detail, they explain how long they have been playing and how many opportunities they had over the years. Really…what is that trying to prove? NOTHING!!!
I’ve written something in my facebook page that if you’re going to be part of the local music scene, you have to be confident enough to put up with negative feedback. If you put yourself out there in the public, it will give people the right to give feedback, negative or positive. That’s the way music is, not everybody is going to think you’re talented, all the time.
People would take the blame on all of this from the old crumbs “Rant and Rave” board from the past, which I find it kind of silly. It isn’t the way websites are. It is how people are and how people has never changed. People would act like this everywhere. It is what happens when musicians have huge ego problems.
I’m not naming names, but this whole “talent bashing” and defending themselves from the critics is a turn off for me.
Who cares if other people think you suck. Have a thick skin and deal with it, I can. So can you. Being able to put up with all feedback, negative or positive is part of being a profesional. Responding to every negative critic, is doing you no good.
If you want to prove that you’re a profesional and prove that you are talented, stop replying to the critics and concentrate on your music. It’s the only way to turn negative feedback into positive by proving people wrong.
If you get so many attacks by local music fans in your area, they don’t do it because they are jealous, they do it because they are honest, and most of what they say is pretty much right.
I get people slamming my music all the time. Sorry to say, but I kind of agree with what people say about my music. I’m not the best musician in the world, I just do it for fun and enjoyment. It’s a waste of time to reply to every negative critic. You’re not going to win over local music fans that way. The only way to get the area to respect you is to concentrate on your music and get better with your profesionalism, and maybe people’s opinions will change.
On top of that, every single band and solo musician out there, get their share of hate. They don’t reply to them, ’cause they have better things to do like their music. The end.