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Wut makez sum1 a musicn?

Yo, if sum1 makez mad phat stax, yo!

Evrythng els iz BooSheeeeeeee!!

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ummm....where can I purchase one if these?

It's not for me......mother's day is coming up
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ummm....where can I purchase one if these?

It's not for me......mother's day is coming up
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Ha! You just missed Easter, man!

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i've been playing drums for 20 years, can read (drum/percussion) music well, dabble a little bit in bass and keys. i don't compose songs, i write parts for songs that other people write, i help restructure songs when playing with or producing a band. does this make me not a musician because i don't play melodies or compose songs?

edit: i have both made a living from music and recieved blowjobs for it.
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Ha! You just missed Easter, man!

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If your main income is derived by being paid to play your instrument - then you are a professional musician.

If you have another form of income, but can use your playing of music to facilitate getting a blow job in the parking lot... then you're an amateur musician.

If you're not getting paid or blown... then you're an instrument owner/operator.

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While funny, I must disagree with with this. To me what makes someone a musician opposed to just playing an instrument is musical identity.
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While funny, I must disagree with with this. To me what makes someone a musician opposed to just playing an instrument is musical identity.
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You're talking about being a musician.

Fletcher's talking about being a professional musician.

Professionalism isn't about entity or indiviuality, but whether you can pay your bills doing it.

So Fletcher's not really addressing the OP here - which is not about being PROFESSIONAL.

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I'm trying to make ammends for that....
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You're talking about being a musician.

Fletcher's talking about being a professional musician.

Professionalism isn't about entity or indiviuality, but whether you can pay your bills doing it.

So Fletcher's not really addressing the OP here - which is not about being PROFESSIONAL.

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That may be true to an extent, but Fletcher did make a distinction between various levels of musicians and "instrument owner/operator".
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That may be true to an extent, but Fletcher did make a distinction between various levels of musicians and "instrument owner/operator".
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trudat.

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A musician is someone that sleeps on your couch for six months and never pays rent...
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I remember a guy who could actually fart the melody to Dixie. Well, the first few lines anyway, until he ran out of gas. Now there's a musician!
I knew a guy in High School that had the ability to suck air up his ass silently, only to be 'released' on command, sometimes to a tune too.

He was quite a gas in the gym showers, if you didn't watch out, he would suck shower water up his ass, sneak up behind you, bend over and squirt away!

Everyone has a unique talent. You just need to 'develope' it.
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Wut makez sum1 a musicn?

Yo, if sum1 makez mad phat stax, yo!

Evrythng els iz BooSheeeeeeee!!

Dolla bilzz, yo!
Can you translate that? I don't speak "ebonics" or "jive".
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Anybody on here a phi mu alpha brother? That taught me a lot about what it means to be a musician and what music is even
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Nobody has touched on the subject of hip hop producers or DJs. Some people might consider them musicians. I don't but some may.

I think musicians are people who play musical instruments to make music. Some might say Ornette Coleman wasn't a musician. Some may say Les Claypool is the greatest musician (Although to me it sounds like putting your hand in a jelly jar and pulling it out I rhythm -hah!)
Whatever you believe, I think it is important to make a distinction between someone who produces music and someone who creates music. It may seem like a semantical issue, but the analogy might be the difference between someone who can "produce" a platter of food for a party by opening sliced cheese packages and crackers, and someone who "creates" food by making it from scratch.
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A musician is someone that sleeps on your couch for six months and never pays rent...
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HA! Truer words are not often spoken.

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Can you translate that? I don't speak "ebonics" or "jive".
Yes, it's all about the Benjamins.

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To me a musician is someone who, no matter what their day job, believes wholeheartedly in music and playing and looks on it as more than just a hobby or social thing.
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No fair - I'm a keyboard player. When the guitarist and singer are out in the car park each getting a BJ, me and the drummer are still in the building tearing down and packing away all our gear. (I don't know where the bass player goes.)
He goes to collect the dough.
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No fair - I'm a keyboard player. When the guitarist and singer are out in the car park each getting a BJ, me and the drummer are still in the building tearing down and packing away all our gear. (I don't know where the bass player goes.)...[snip]
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Well, everyone else here knows that after the gig your bass player dons his Spiderman underoos, and goes out crime fighting.

So, he's officially the only one in the entire music industry contributing anything useful to humanity.

Except maybe for Madonna, with her 8 million adopted African kids.

(But she wears Aquaman underoos, so she doesn't count).

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He goes to collect the dough.
Actually, in one of the bands that I play in, that is generally what does happen - it's usually the bass player that goes and picks up the cash at those gigs.

So there you go, many a true word spoken in jest, etc. etc.
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Yes, it's all about the Benjamins.

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