Originally posted by tony mads usa: chas ... I take that as an insult ... your personal tastes aside, the accordion has been the musical root of many talented musicians ....
Tony, trust me, that was NOT directed at YOU. But if I'm being honest, I can't say it was ENTIRELY metaphorical either.
I was lucky enough to recognize my mediocrity early and smart enough to move on to another career
. Just because you make a living at something doesn't automatically mean you're good at it. I've had some pretty lousy carpenters, plumbers, and electricians in my day. The guy that wired my father-in-law's house, electrocuted himself on the job. Unfortunately, there aren't quite enough similar 'thin the herd' probabilities in the music field. But, as long as we keep propping up those that don't deserve the accolades, the music industry will continue to be polluted with talentless so-called 'pro's' posing as legitimate musicians and entertainers. JMO, of course.