Danny Barnes

Stumbled across your blog today via a tweet. I read your manual about surviving as a musician and understanding whether being a musician was your calling. It was really inspiring so thank you! But I wanted to ask, how did you know that you wanted to be a musician and how do you manage what you want to do against what you are expected to do aka societal expectations? Again, thank you!

Danny Barnes responded on 07/23/2016

thank you for reading that. i think i was borned into it. in single digit age, i was already thinking about it. i think you just have to commit. those are pretty tough questions you ask there. musician life isn't for everyone. i think the folks that are somewhat self-directed do better. if you have a big pressure from your family or something to not do art, that's gonna be tough to overcome. but...commit. if you really want to do it, commit. folks don't like to do that. but if you commit, you solve a big dilemma. commit and forget it. if that's what you want to do. in my own case i was comfortable with those pressures because i didn't think folks seemed that happy anyway. if you commit, in 30 or 40 years, you may really have something great. a body of work.

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