12 Things You Should Never Say To a Musician

  1. So Are You Trying To Be A Musician

    I am a musician. Not trying. Trying to be a musician is watching the first YouTube video on how to hold a guitar. Not what I have done for the past 15 years. That is BEING a musician.

  2. You Sound Like…

    I know you’re trying to be nice by putting me in good company, but musicians want to feel original. We don’t want to hear we sound like everyone else. That we’re unoriginal. It’s fine for you to sell your friends on listening to someone new by comparing them to well known artists, but when talking to a musician, the best compliment is “you sound like YOU and it’s awesome.” Unless you’re talking to a pop producer, then yeah, “it sounds like Katy Perry” is probably the best compliment you could give.

  3. You Should Try Out For American Idol

    I will slap you.

  4. When Am I Going To Hear You On The Radio?

    When your radio plays better shit.

  5. You Should Be On The Voice

    Because that’s a career builder. Right Jermaine?

  6. You Must Love Karaoke

    No, actually, I hate karaoke because I have to listen to you sing.

  7. Can I Get On The List? Plus 1?

    You don’t have $10 to support my music, but you have $50 for the round of shots you just bought everyone?

  8. What’s Your Real Job?

    It’s this little field called music. It’s way more real than those TPS reports you put together for the Bobs.

  9. What’s Your Backup Plan

    What’s yours?

  10. It Will Be Great Exposure

    Meaning, it doesn’t pay. No thanks.

  11. I Have A Great Idea For A Song

    And I have a great idea on how you can fix my faucet better. But let’s keep these things to ourselves.

  12. Free Bird

    That stopped being funny in ’97.

 

Source: 12 Things You Should Never Say To a Musician | Digital Music News

No One Murdered Because Of This Image. But Blocked On Facebook For 24 Hours.

Yes, really. Shortly after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris, I shared this article on Facebook. They deleted the post and blocked me from posting anything for 24 hours. Me and 233.7k other users on Facebook, 18.1k on Twitter and 3.9k on Google+. They blocked ME. Also, I had to re-authorize all Facebook connections with other apps. Maybe, one of the prophets knows why this was necessary.

It’s from 13th September 2012, and the cartoon in it shows the Hebrew prophet Moses high-fiving Jesus Christ as both are having their erect penises vigorously masturbated by Ganesha, all while the Hindu deity anally penetrates Buddha with his fist.

It’s satire. Probably, a user reported that post as “offensive” (or so). My advice: get over the fact that religion is subject to criticism, also in form of satire. This was not meant to be pornographic or anything like that. While you’re at it, get over the idea of free speech. It’s also for you, and lots of people fought and died for that, for your right to speak freely and publicize your opinions. As weird as someone may find them.

Hence …

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

— Francois Voltaire