Originally Posted by UCTION
Why does everyone throw this saying around? We all know good is subjective. If it sounds good to me, it might sound like shit to you, am I wrong?
Because you will never please all the people all the time.
What sounds great to one man sounds shite to the next.
Thats The law......
Good enough to you is good enough , you will never achieve anything greater than that.
We can never please everyone therefore why try and please anyone ? if it sounds good at any moment in time to You then it is for ever ' good '#
It may sound bad to others but that does not mean it is , just that their perception thinks it isnt.
Then factor in Their perception? A big issue !!!!!!!!!!!
Who judges a thing ' bad ' ?
1. / an insecure dj who wants to be an artist but cant?
2. / a discontent artist who cant achieve success ?
3 . /were they beaten as a child ?
4. / are they suffering in life or a depressive ?
5 . /do they have a bad listening device or system ?
6. / are they a label owner with a coke problem ?
7. / are the an engineer who is use to working on a totally different form of music ?
8. / are they a failed artist ?
9/ / a dj on a downer ?
10 / a self loathing narcissist
11./ a content human
12. / a content artist
13 . / insane
you get my point ? different states of mind = different perceptions and many Judgements of art come from humans with ' issues ' of an emotional or mental kind as we all do .
We as artists and producers listen as humans who are either insecure or secure , discontent or content and from various mentalities which effects how we view and hear , and judge , love and like.
Insecurity and judgementalism are rife and the result of humans with ' emotional and mental childhood issues '
If we are in anyway insecure about ourselves we
a. / slag off others work rather than looking at the positives often
b / as artists tell other artists how we would have done it differently
c. / worry about what others think of our work always and dont trust ourselves.
d. / over produce our work to death.
The middle way is make what you like , for yourself , enjoy it and its flaws ( the flaws in a diamond are its beauty ) and remember........
The average listener listens with THEIR HEART
not their ears.
Never try and please fellow artists or dj's / producers etc , close freinds , you never will truely as many are insecure about their own lives
close freinds on some level can exhibit the same traits .
Insecurity is key to whats ' good ' or seen as ' good and bad ......
When someone says ' thats bad ' about another humans work what they really mean is ' i am unworthy ' or insecure as all work holds equal merit , is equally as good and valid in this world.
There is no good or bad.