Right, so I was on the train yesterday when I was listening to ‘All Along the Watch Tower’ when I started thinking about the song.  After a few drinks (or maybe a few more than I’m willing to admit on here) I tweeted part of this thought, but I don’t think it really made much sense.  So I shall explain here and leave it open for discussion for those who are silly enough to try and argue with me!

Wish me luck

Okay so there I was, trying to wake up on my way to work on the train listening to ‘All Along the Watch Tower’ which as you know is a Jimi Hendrix song and one of the worlds greatest songs.  However, Jimi Hendrix didn’t write the song.  Bob Dylan did.  However, Jimi Hendrix shoes are pretty big, so when Bob Dylan performed this song it was fairly average.  So my thoughts were this…

If you write amazing lyrics but perform it badly does this make you a good artist?  or just average?

If someone else writes your songs for you but you perform them amazingly does that make you a good artist or just average?

In today’s world you don’t have artists like Paul McCartney and John Lennon or even George Harrison who not only could write amazing lyrics but could perform them as well.  For anyone who hasn’t seen George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh its so worth watching!

And so ends my musical waffle



~ by adventuresofglittergirl on 1 July, 2009.

One Response to “Music”

  1. If a great piece is played bad, your crap.
    if a good piece is played brill… your a great artist.
    Doesnt matter who writes the piece ,its the way its performed that matters.
    Imagine Comfortably Numb played by a crap artist.!!!!!!!!!. Blaaah.

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