Monday, June 28, 2010
Theoretically I knew that a lot went into making a CD. I knew that it started with a song and that hopefully someone out there would hear the song within the song (or that one could pay someone to hear the song within the song), that embellishments would be added, that hours of practice and multiple takes would be necessary, that it would really amount to a whole lot of work. Now that work has begun in earnest, and I'm getting close to having this, for lack of a better work, this, product that I want to distribute. That is so weird for me. I'm the least likely person in the world to try to sell, and now I'm going to have 2,500 full length C.D.'s and 1,000 5 song C.D.'s going to "market". It makes me feel uncomfortable on multiple levels, but I'm learning that being uncomfortable isn't always a sign that one needs to change course. So I now have "product", and I'm working on artwork, production credits and getting an audience to listen. BUT even if I don't, even if I end up with an attic full of C.D.'s 10 years from now, I will not have considered this process a failure. Far from it. How could something that encourages personal growth as an artist be considered a success or failure based upon it's market value? Call it what you want, but it feels good!