c'mon people, hattler was obviously just fooling
probably just having some fun impressing
the press guy.
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Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 6:14
Subject: Re: Hattler almost loops
yeah I know. I guess it's from years of working in the studio
and trying to help folks who are stumbling or flat on their face.
interesting thing is what I call the Robert Johnson phenomenon. Son House said
he saw Robert J play at one point and he was just awful - a crude beginner.
Saw him not long after that and he had gone beyond what any blues man had ever
imagined. So I like to give folks the benefit of the doubt while encouraging
them to keep going. You never know.
Now, truth is, I'm deep into
ecology etc and I HATE to see so much plastic wasted on shitty records... or
incomplete efforts. That's the other side of me that I try to keep in check. I
also really have a hard time with artists who THINK they're there and they're
light years off of the mark. But sometimes those are the folks who are making
the cake. So in a way, it's a confidence game.
How do you balance the
need to not destroy that confidence and at the same time encourage chop
building? I don't know. I do know that the destruction of the confidence can
kill a career. At the same time, dishonesty can too.
I do know MANY
folks should not be in such a rush to fill the dumps with dud CDs. And there
are literally millions of CDs destined for landfill. To me, the worst thing a
musician can do is hurry a project out before it's done. Music is really an
expression of something deep and wonderful, or shallow and fun. But either
way, unbaked music should not be put on the table. Give it time in the oven.
So I agree with you. He's Russian! Now, in Indian music it happens all
the time. Try to jam with an intermediate tabla player sometime and see what
happens. But I sense Mr Hattler's rushing doesn't have anything to do with
following the emotion etc. I think it's lack of self reflection &
evaluation and practice.
I could write about this stuff forever. I
love the topic. But it IS a zen crossbow that can randomly fire at the target
or the archer.
It's taken me a while to rebuild my own confidence. I
don't wanna be crushed. I wanna be guided with instruction and encouraged to
keep going, keep working.
Passion is nothing without precision. I love
it! Great mantra that all should repeat frequently.
You did the right
thing Ted. I'm just refining and putting a gentler shine on your true
glassWing farm and
vancouver island, b.c.
5-Feb-07, at 7:34 AM, Teddy wrote:
ya, I suppose I'm a bit of a snob for saying that he's
one man's snob is a another's truth seeker.
Your Zen attitude
is far more compassionate and positive.
I hope Mr. Hattler gets in
the gate with getting his feet bit off by piranhas too.
think discernment is a necessary part of a musician's discussion and if our
fellow musicians can't tell he's rushing, I'm here to help them see
if Mr. Hattler rushed on purpose, then yeehaw for him. I don't
have to like the result though.
of course, sometimes it IS cool to
rush. perfection is not the goal at all.
to me maximum personality
and soul are the goal.
As Jack Nicholson said in the movie "Withces of
Eastwick", "Passion is nothing without precision"
And it's all
On Feb 5, 2007, at 10:04 AM, Richard
So I support all
who try and encourage those who think they're 'there' to keep going! Keep
going! Keep going! Shift it WAY up! /bigger>/fontfamily>
Mr Hattler! I have faith in you/bigger>/fontfamily>