‘Musician’ is a totally legitimate job title, damnit.

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I was feeling spicy the day my alma mater’s magazine interviewed me–glad the writer managed to salvage some inspiration amongst my frustration about justifying the arts. It’s a good article, but I still disagree with the basic premise of asking artists to defend art. We certainly need to make a case for our work and share it with enthusiasm so people want to see and hear it, but to defend it is to cheapen the integral role it plays in the lives of all people. The world is full of art and artists and will be as long as there are humans in civilizations. Get over it and get on with appreciating it and creating more of it!