Well said Mr Ackert :
“Singers and Musicians are some of the most
driven, courageous people on the face of the earth.
They deal with more day-to-day rejection in
one year than most people do in a lifetime.
Everyday, they face the financial challenge
of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people
who think they should get real jobs, and
their own fear that they’ll never work again.
Everyday, they have to ignore the
possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe
With every note, they stretch themselves,
emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment.
With every passing year, many of them watch
as the other people their age achive the predictable milestones
of normal live - the car, the family, the
house, the nest egg.
Why ? Because Singers and Musicians are
willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that melody, that
that chord or that interpretation that will
stir the audience’s soul.
Singers and Musicians are beings who have
tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out
their creative spirit and touched another’s
In that instant, they were as close to
magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be.
And in their own hearts, they know that to
dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes”.
David Ackert, LA Times.