Re: Lee's opinion of the Artists' World (ws)Napster: thoughts and comments?

From: Stirling Westrup (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 15:02:45 MDT wrote:

> In a message dated 7/11/2000 10:36:18 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > They need to wake up and realize
> > that they can't just create words and music and art--they actually do
> > have to do some of the work of creating money themselves, and they have
> > to throw away the idiotic "art for art's sake" mentality that has been
> > keeping them enslaved for so long.
> No, suits are enslaved, artists are free. You have it so backwards it's
> funny!
> We're doing what we want and getting paid.

If you're doing what you want AND getting paid, then you HAVE done some of
the work of creating the money yourself. My favorite artist has an
incredibly low output, which I have to attribute to his truely awful
business sense. If he had ever successfully exploited any of his more
popular works, he would have the money to support himself while he does
his art. As it is, he keeps having to take side-jobs in order to make ends

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