Bring Back the Cigar Chompers!
June 26, 2010
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I know the title of this post may be a little odd but stay with me (well..only if you want to!). The video clip below will help explain the title as well as the point of this post…
Whilst the above clip is specifically geared around the music industry, in my view it applies to most, if not all, of the art forms.
I have been involved with the publishing of a novel that I strongly believe needed and fully deserved to be in the public domain. A novel that up until January 2010 had remained a file on a computer because no one was willing to take a chance on it and let the public decide whether or not it was worth publishing. I have no experience in publishing but how I felt after I had read the book fuelled my motivation to be a part of its publication and let it find its own place in this world.
It seems to me that we live in a culture where appealing to the mass market is far more important than the quality of what is released, the result of which paints a very beige and boring picture to me. I value individuality and passion even if I disagree with the product or end result. It is not up to me to decide whether or not you like it, nor is it up to anyone else to make that decision!
I agree with Frank; Bring back the cigar chompers and let’s take a chance on talent, quality and individuality regardless of sales potential or mass market appeal!
Who knows what might happen!