Removing the Polish and Glitter

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  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm so tired of industrial music that I'm now taking pleasure in listening to amateurs on YouTube. It's enjoyable to watch and listen to average people sing, doing their best. It's not perfect, but that's its charm.

     
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    Aww...the flow of life..



    But still, there is no comparison to professional artists. This is not polish. Its spectacular, beautiful, dynamic excellence/perfection. There is no need for glitter. The performance stands for itself and is the heavenly glitter.

    Of course, you need an excellent instrument. But the nuance, perfect timing, just the right pressure/deftness applied to keys, to become one etc is what separates the great from the ordinary. Thats the difference between an artistic soul from a pedestrian going through the motions. Details. You also cant teach charisma (your particular mojo/vibe). You have to feel it and let it flow. All these factors and variables must be coordinated and in perfect sychronicity.

    Literally, they are making love to the piano. Thats what true artists do and have immense respect with their medium and it comes through.

    Awesome is awesome. Due credit is deserved. But i dont think i am giving it its due justice. I have not been this impressed or moved in awhile.

    This is creme de la creme and par excellence. What words could i possibly use for two virtuosos?
     
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    I see your point. There is something to said for expertise.
     
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    Edward Abbey
    (Whose preferred musical genre was Western High Art Classical, and was capable of comparing Bruckner's symphonic work with Mozart's in a side commentary on the role of perfection in human life. A minor virtue's role)

    Minneapolis has - or had, when I lived there - a yearly jug band contest. One of the rules was a ban on practicing - get caught practicing and you faced disqualification.
     
  10. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Cool. thanks for sharing
     
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    I'm learning that one as my first banjo uke tune. The title was actually written on the original skin head from when it was popular. By Fats Waller.
     
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    the reason why i was so impressed by the performance with yiruma was because of how serious he was. henry is usually in some comedy sketch show and is goofy so i was doing a double-take and thought it was someone else at first with the same name. i was like that elegant pianist is henry?!

    of course, it's a huge honor to be able to collaborate with yiruma and play alongside, so he put on his big boy pants and was very serious - for once. lol



    that's the thing about musical genuises are that they can come up with a song and lyrics on the spot. it may not be polished yet or that good but most can't do that.

    this is because they think in musical context. every thought most people have is just singular but their thoughts attach affective musical context or meaning. this is why they can come up with it because no thought to them is without a pattern. this is how my son describes seeing notes or dreaming of a song and then waking up and writing it down etc. everything you or another says; they see, feel and attach artistic or musical meaning/pattern in their head as well.

    this is done much more consciously and stored away and when artists come up with a song, we can identify with it for this reason because subconsciously people do the same (but it's fragmented/compartmentalized) but artists have better recall/access and pattern creativity/ability in that area.
     
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    you just need someone to think you are good or unique. i personally don't hear anything that unique unless ordinary is unique but perhaps she is a songwriter too.



    sad



    she is pretty damn good



    sweet. those guys are angels in disguise.
     
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    will anyone notice?



    i think this is a cool way to make a living. you are bringing art/music to the public anywhere and anyplace.

    street performers are cool as hell.
     
  15. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I agree but some cities make it a hassle. My brother received a fine for playing on the street. Seems he needed a permit.
     
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    it's not all polish and glitter. they are genuinely extra talented. for one, his voice is already polished to begin with.

    it's not just about being able to sing but about charisma, style and able to come up with your own songs (lyrics, ideas/notes even if a sample). you have to put your own soul into it. of course, the studio will polish it up but you still need talent.
     
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    I read that a good musician doesn't work his instrument, he plays with it.
     
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    i love reading online comments because they are totally true/honest. lol

    "by ranting rina:
    Are they gonna kill every girl that gets an eargasm over their duet piano play? Cause you know what, I AM already dead. Yiruma + Henry = killing combo. If there's ever gonna be Yiruma on piano + Henry on violin = Get me an ambulance right away. FLAWLESS,SM!"

    i could listen to that piece all day (not the pop) and not get tired of it. it's that gorgeous.
     
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    i like this cat video
     
  21. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    The cat is half the show

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    this is too precious.
     
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    nope. most people randomly cannot sing this well. they are famous for good reason.
     
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