So much so I typed a quote from Dave Grohl (drummer for Nirvana, founder of the Foo Fighters) out of a freaking Delta Air magazine on my way back from Canada this week.
Check out the quote - It's money, baby:
""When I think about kids watching a TV show like American Idol or The Voice, then they think, "Oh, OK, that's how you become a musician, you stand in a line for eight f****** hours with 800 people at a convention center and then you sing your heart out for someone and then they tell you it's not f****** good enough.' Can you imagine?"
"It's destroying the next generation of musicians! Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy an old f****** drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in, and they'll suck too. And then they'll start f****** playing and they'll have the best time they've had in their lives and then all of the sudden they'll become Nirvana. Because that's exactly what happened with Nirvana. Just a bunch of guys that had some S***** old instruments and they got together and started playing some noisy a** s***, and they became the biggest band in the world. That can happen again! You don't need a f****** computer or the Internet or American Idol."
Soak on that last paragraph a little bit. Wow.
Buy some tools to do something you kind of enjoy and suck. Get together with others who suck and have a blast. Become the next Nirvana becauase you weren't focused on being glitzy. You were focused on the craft.
Go find what you love to do. Start playing some noisy a** s*** with others.
Be orginal. Maybe you'll become your industry's Nirvana. Why not you?