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Defining Art, Bob Lefsetz Edition: “It’s Got to Be Personal”

Bob Lefsetz runs one hell of a blog. Being a veteran of the music industry, Mr. Lefsetz brings unique perspective and pulls no punches when it comes to his opinions on the state of music and art. I highly recommend signing up for his newsletter.

His latest post includes the following thought. I find it compliments my post from yesterday:

“You’ve got to be in it for the music.  You’ve got to love to explore.  You’ve got to be willing to take chances.  You’ve got to do it for the smiles on the faces of fans you know the names of, not for the unknown teeming masses.  It’s got to be personal.  Because we like nothing more than what speaks to us, what makes us feel human.”