I love prince because of his constant striving to push his music and never being comfortable with where he's at, it's the reason that no one album sounds like the last. also the musical skill he possesses as a musician is unreal. I've had the pleasure of seeing him perform on a number of occasions and that guy can shred.
He is also a pioneer in the music business as an artist who owns and distributes his own music so that he can have complete control over his art, as opposed to the soulless, engineered, and commercial Enterprise that is the music industry.
This concept of being in full control of what and why you produce work is a massive inspiration to me. It's something I hope to achieve myself in the future.
here's a link to one of his lastest interviews where he discusses this topic.
Next Stevie wonder
Stevie himself was somewhat of a pioneer in that department. He was one of the first artists to successfully negotiate with a record label to have full creative control and the rights to his own songs. this led to more experimental music that dealt with social and political problems. work with meaningful content is so important to me, and although i have never really demonstrated that in my work that you may have seen on this blog, it's something i plan to make the dominant feature in my work as soon as i reach a level in animation, draftsmanship, and film making from which to realise my ideas to a high standard.
and again Stevie's level of musical ability, despite his obvious disability, is just unbelievable. I don't know if you know this but Stevie started off as a drummer, and boy can he drum, my word.
check this video out, and watch it all. you'll be amazed.
it's prof that we can all achieve anything we want as long as were willing to work hard enough to get there.
oh and a little musical quiz here, can anyone tell me the reason behind the title of my post?
answer on a post card, failing that on this post will be fine