Okrzyki, przyjaciel! (chaircrusher) wrote,
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!

So how vain am I?

I posted links to tracks I've done lately and not gotten any response via e-mail or comments. Since I'm needy and conceited, I went looking through logs on the server, and was surprised to see that 30 people at least started downloading my latest track, and 48 people have been to my '2003 Retrospective' page. angryrobot, entropichusk, and auditorium were recognizable, but there were also people I don't know from the UK, UK, Japan and Australia.

So hey, don't feel bashful about responding when I post a track. It's a major boost to hear from people who like them. I can even use constructive criticism. I don't even mind 'YOU SUCK!'

And it's not just me; I listen to people's stuff on line all the time and respond, and everyone seems excited to hear from someone, ANYONE. Those of you who don't make music have no idea of how the palpable pressure of being ignored affects those who do. Making tracks is something you do mostly by yourself and it can be pretty lonely, and it's something that you do as a way to communicate with others.

Of course as an artist, you should be doing it because you have no choice, because it's an inner drive to above all satisfy yourself. Maybe, but one also wishes to be noticed, admired, and loved for what a clever music maker you are. Oh and sometimes it would be cool to make money out of it.

Anyway, thanks for listening.
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