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artistic pride/wine pride

More feedback today from a Make It Happen client, and frankly I’m not sure what to make of this.  A client who uses a very distinctive name writes that his dream was to make “Artistic Pride” happen, by August 19 2010.   He writes

“I think I got sidetracked by different pursuits and I’m unsure of what I really want to achieve most.”

I remember talking to this client, and at the time I remember not being entirely sure what artistic pride really meant.   I think he meant that he didn’t take pride in the work that he was doing as a musician.  I can’t help but think of an article I read in Wine and Spirits (stay with me …) about California Syrah producers who had stopped drinking the wines that they were making.  Their wines were big, fat, hot, sweet, and clumsy.  They didn’t like them any more, and finally one of them had the guts to make subtler, lighter, more interesting wines.  Maybe this client has the same problem — he doesn’t like his own style.  He needs to try something unlikely to be popular, something weird, and something he likes better.

My advice to this client is to drink some of the weird, funky, cloudy, iconoclastic wines that Joe Dressner imports, especially those from the Loire in France.  Those wine-makers are definitely making art that makes themselves happy.

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We knew her way back when…

More fantastic feedback today from Dani Tersini, a singer who came to the Make It Happen truck at the night market.   She reminds us in her postcard that her goal was, no IS to make A BAND happen.

Dani reports that she is in the midst of making it happen by contacting musicians, making connections, using craigslist, word of mouth, auditioning and networking at shows.

If, no WHEN Dani becomes famous and plays Madison Square Garden, we will be able to say that we knew her when she started.  Link here to some of her music. Or try listening here

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Make It Happen, Do It, Do It

MIH offers musical inspiration from the disco vaults.  “Make it happen … gonna do it, gonna do it.”

Queen Samantha, “Take a Chance” (1979)

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