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A monitor, where is it?†
This last year I have been working on performing by myself with cds I have created.† So, now I am like a solo piano player who does not need any musician to perform.† I can perform solo.† This is really great and I am getting better at creating the kind of music I want to create rather then to have accepted otherís people versions of songs.
However, I have learned here in
I have had five or six experiences here with good equipment and without good equipment performing my act.† Well, it comes down to the same thing, who is controlling the monitoring equipment?† Who is setting up the equipment? Does anybody care or have knowledge?† In my opinion no one does or really cares it is just about making money.
So where is the culture?† Where is the patience to listen to music?† Why do I bother with all this is my question?† I do not know but I am.
I was in three coffee bars, two in HK and one in Shenzhen,
yesterday, and all of them were playing jazz music for background music.† I was wondering how much money they were
paying to the jazz community to have this music playing in their place of
business?† You see this is what is wrong
with the professional musicianís life now a days.†
And when I ask for a decent salary everybody thinks I am crazy.† I say everybody do not listen to music.† You do not buy food without paying for it why is music different is my question.† Well folks, I am not the crazy the greed and the ignorance is what makes it crazy.† I say, do not let people play background music without paying a fee to the government or whoever so musicians can be supported.† But I am sure some greedy businessman would steal all this money too.
So where are we?† I do not know where we are?† When David Lettermen thinks that a group of talented musicians is just another circus band I think we really have a problem.† Does anybody care I hardly think so.† Sometimes I think I am the only one who cares about this and is trying to do something about it.
Please tell me I am not crazy?† Or if I am keep it to yourself. Just a joke really I am trying to point out some faults in our world.† I hope you will allow me to do this.
Stop using musicians and start supporting them.† Stop making musicians beggars across the world.† Create culture not false pop culture.† Who cares?
Visit my music site and listen to five hours of my music.† http://greghenrywaters.com†† That is all folks.
If you can help find a licensed booking agent here in
Greg Henry Waters
La Salle College in Hong Kong, I place where they support young peopleís music.† They are trying to create civilization rather than destroying it.†
Just was listening to some rock videos.† I could not relate to them at all.† I mean for me it was not music.† I do not know what they were trying to do.† We live in strange times. It is really different what some people call music I do not call anything except peer pressure music for the mental condition of the times.