And yet, at least from what I am have seen here, your conception of music is as limited as the rest of us – and I don't mean that in a derogatory way. As for your life, we all have our eye-opening moments, and they can be wonderful experiences, which I suppose the meme touches on, meaning that it is not inconvenient, and since it describes an ideal that is impossible I would not regard it as true. I suppose it is a nice sentiment as long as one does not think one is achieving it, and at that point it might be pertinent to ask if a more realistic phrasing is possible.
So, by "listening and learning from all genres and styles of music", you basically mean "follow the money"? I guess either idea is fine, but I have a hard time seeing that they are terribly closely related. Oh well.
I'm fine, man; I can handle a disagreement. I must, however, admit that I have no idea of how what you are talking about now is connected to the opening statement, which is a much broader, more curious, and ultimately much more impractical idea. Your experiences ultimately seem to correspond with many a hired gun-type players I've met and talked to over the years, most of whom can handle a fair amount of genres, but nowhere near what the opening meme calls for. Ultimately, I think it is about me reading it literally, perhaps more so than its creator anticipated, and you reading your own experiences into it. All texts exist on the level of the reader, after all.(I think this is going to be my last post on the matter: the tone is getting nasty, and whilst I love discussing semantics it is not worth souring the mood in here for.)
bourbonsamurai said:some people talk, some people do things.