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PostSubject: I Just Don't Get It   Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:56 pm

So, Artist A is a metal musician.  It is how he has made a living and he had a buttload of fans from doing that.

Artist A then decedes to "stretch" and do something different.  He can't understand why his fans don't magically jump on board to support this new work when it is so far removed from what he normally does.  He even takes to the press or social media to somewhat condemn his fans for not being open minded to other styles.

Here's my two cents:

A) If you want your metal fans to buy your music, do a metal record.

B) Don't expect your fanbase to follow if you do something outside of their likes.  They know what they like.  Let them decide. 

C) Get over yourself, musician.  Why do you think we owe you?  Do I have to buy something just because your worshipfulness made it?  If I don't like the type of music you put out on the side, then that's my business.  You just don't want to have to do the work to build a new fanbase outside of where you are known.

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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:34 pm

That's pure ego.
I don't understand when bands start one way then morph because of changing popular styles and say it's who they were all along. Not to name names like Guardian and Holy Soldier.  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:25 pm

They were trying to ride the wave to stay on top with the industry and not their fans.  It didn't work for secular bands either.  Remember the Dokken and KISS albums that were more alternative?  Queensryche?  The albums might be okay, but it wasn't what their fans wanted.

I like what Jimmy P. Brown is doing.  He brought back the thrash with Deliverance.  He knows half of the big D's fans won't be happy.  So, his solo stuff will be more like the middle era.  You can enjoy both or pick and choose.  He doesn't seem to mind having two sets of fans.  I think I will send him a message privately and thank him for that.

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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:02 pm

So Micheal Sweet is making a Jazz album?
Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:01 pm

Staybrite wrote:
So Micheal Sweet is making a Jazz album?
Laughing



Now that's funny!   lol!


Actually, I was referring to someone who has been known as a bridezilla.

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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:30 pm

The ego is a funny, funny thing.  It's also funny to listen the enlarged ego talk about being a humble servant.
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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:21 am

alldatndensum wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
So Micheal Sweet is making a Jazz album?
Laughing



Now that's funny!   lol!


Actually, I was referring to someone who has been known as a bridezilla.

I suspected that is who you were talking about...but I thought my comment would be good for a cheap laugh.  Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:33 pm

So I had no idea what the topic was about but the title had me think MATH. As in "I just don't get it". That's what I always said while doing math. That's why I chose a degree in Communications. Very little math required.

Not sure what artist you're referring to but yeah I agree. Keep it in the style we know and love. With that said I so like the Kiss album that was grunge sounding. Don't remember which one it is, I had it on cassette years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:31 pm

MikeInFla wrote:
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Not sure what artist you're referring to but yeah I agree. Keep it in the style we know and love. With that said I so like the Kiss album that was grunge sounding. Don't remember which one it is, I had it on cassette years ago.

I'm thinking you mean Carnival of Souls.  Definitely a bit of a departure for Kiss.

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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:30 pm

I'm not sure what I would do if I were to get serious about recording music. I listen to, and write in, too many styles to want to nail down one. I would probably do different project names.
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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:13 pm

Personally, it would drive me insane to write in only one style. My way of thinking is, "if you like it, cool, if not, then that's cool too." Definitely an artist shouldn't EXPECT their fans to follow them on their creative journey. They can HOPE that they will, but to slag the fans for not liking their new sound is a bit rich. On the flip-side though, I think that fans can get a bit single-minded about their favourite artists. Take Mike Portnoy for example. He was a loved member of Dream Theater for many years, but he left in 2010. Some DT fans just won't let it go. The guy is forever (and still) justifying his decision to expand his musical experience by doing something else. So I think it goes both ways. Fans should respect the rights of the artist to follow their creative muse and artists should respect the rights of the fans to walk away.
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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:55 am

Exactly this!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:18 pm

alldatndensum wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
So Micheal Sweet is making a Jazz album?
Laughing



Now that's funny!   lol!


Actually, I was referring to someone who has been known as a bridezilla.
And...?
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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:14 am

messiaen77 wrote:
alldatndensum wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
So Micheal Sweet is making a Jazz album?
Laughing



Now that's funny!   lol!


Actually, I was referring to someone who has been known as a bridezilla.
And...?


While this could have been directed at Mr. Sweet, it wasn't.  Let me fix that hint for you.

I was referring to someone who has been known as a Bridezilla.  That ought to get you there.

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PostSubject: Re: I Just Don't Get It   Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:05 pm

alldatndensum wrote:
messiaen77 wrote:
alldatndensum wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
So Micheal Sweet is making a Jazz album?
Laughing



Now that's funny!   lol!


Actually, I was referring to someone who has been known as a bridezilla.
And...?


While this could have been directed at Mr. Sweet, it wasn't.  Let me fix that hint for you.

I was referring to someone who has been known as a Bridezilla.  That ought to get you there.

I missed it until now as well. It was right there, staring me in the face.
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