Original Artist? Suck My Ass.

I recently read something (yes online) that every person we encounter in a dream is actually a familiar face that we have built from viewing others facial features in real life.So every face we 

 

I recently read something (yes online) that every person we encounter in a dream is actually a familiar face that we have built from viewing others facial features in real life.So every face we randomly conjure up in our fantasies are built of factual puzzle pieces of visual information that we are presented with daily. What? weird, but totally makes sense. We can’t create a face if we never had a direct reference of what a face was. Making the point that nothing is original.

That being said,  it really gets to me when artists of any sort get so perpetually annoyed with being compared to other artists. Yes, I understand everyone would like to think and feel they are a unique and separate entity that just fell out of the sky (me). But in reality if you think about it, that’s never the case. That is unless we make space alien contact. GAGAMADONNA

Being compared to something is inevitable to anything, objects, subjects, whatever. It’s a situation that everyone will encounter and the real thing that matters is how you react to the accusation.brandonandbruceI’ve seen many of my favorite bands and visual artists wince in pain and disgust while an interviewer or fan brings up their blatantly obvious commonality with other artists. People I look up to leave a sour taste in my mouth just because they want to be that kid in school with the only (whatever) object or style.

There are still many artists you do come across who find the joy and playfulness of being compared to their peers. In most cases they are seasoned and well rounded or are just starting up and realize any recognition is great.

When your favorite band plays and your friend says they sound like so and so don’t consider it a pretentious damnation but a simple observation that something was generated from something. In the most smallest things to the biggest.

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