I have a few minutes to kill before a lecture, and I have been trying to find a few bits of music. An artist was pointed out to me, followed by the comments ‘he loves himself and is a bit of a dick…’.
I always find this a shame, an annoying shame. Especially when the artist makes music that is actually credible and pleasing on the ear. What’s the point in being a ‘dick’ about it? It’s fine, nay great, to be talented and to be recognised for your talents, but why would take the self belief or self recognition out of the context of music (or whatever the area might be) and show this ill-deserved sense of elevation over others.
Personally, this detracts from the music for me and I can’t enjoy it quite as much, as I am often thinking ‘this is good.. but this guy ‘s a dick…’.