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Welcome to the Fold: Lead, Follow, Or Get A Life Dept.

On "I don't want to have to follow an artist that I have to lead."

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2013-12-15 15:00:00 No comments


T Bone Burnett vs. Silicon Valley: 'We Should Go Up There With Pitchforks and Torches' (Q&A)

People tend to want artists to do the same thing, and it is incumbent upon artists to do something that the audience doesn't want -- yet. I'll tell you this. I won't follow an artist who will be led by his audience. Because I don't want to have to follow an artist that I have to lead.

The comments about Silicon Valley aside (I use and make a living off this technology, but I see more and more every day why many creative people are embittered about it, but that's another essay), it was this comment -- courtesy of Marc McKenzie, hat tip -- which caught my attention.

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