Archive for July 22nd, 2011

But punk rock changed the game.  Punk rock said:  “Okay, you have your guitar, but you don’t have to do it right.  You can do it wrong!  It doesn’t matter one bit if you’re a skilled musician, it just matters if you have something to say.”
    —    Chris Anderson
Quoted from his book:   “The Long Tail
[I always thought I didn’t like punk rock because I was getting old.  I didn’t realize it was because they REALLY were just bad (unskilled) musicians.  It doesn’t matter if you’re not a great musician.  It does matter (to me, anyway) if you’re not even trying to get better.  Say what you’ve got to say, be a poet, writer, speaker…   —    kmab]

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