The last thing I want to do here is justify my music.
Here’s an excerpt from a comment Mike Cann wrote on my Facebook page:
“Seems like people give you a lot of shit about your playing and interpretation of music…”
Actually, where my music is concerned, I’ve been fortunate and haven’t received much negative feedback…yet! Regardless, I try to use this blog to comment on issues bigger than my music.
I can see how Mike and other readers may get that impression; sometimes I derive posts from personal experiences (ex. Interpreting Kapustin and Wrong Notes). For all these posts, I try to divert attention away from me to focus on the bigger picture.
Besides, I would never create something unless it was 100% justified and relevant. I know my music is real; otherwise it wouldn’t exist!
Responding to critics or any kind of negative feedback is a little redundant and unnecessary isn’t it?