At 53 seconds ago, FuckSandwich wrote:
At 5 minutes ago, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
Why is an artist recognizing the problems instead of freaking out that someone mentioned them a bad thing?It isn't...? I don't think you understood my original post. What I was trying to say, is that when somebody takes the time to give an artist constructive criticism, the artist should take note of it, instead of making excuses as to why there was something wrong with the song, or telling them their opinions are wrong.
Although if it's me not understanding your post, I apologize.
What I'm getting at... is I very often reply like, "It's like that because..."
And when I reply like that, I'm not telling them they're wrong, nor am I making excuses, I'm recognizing the issue and I usually elaborate on how I plan to fix it (Assuming I ever get around to doing so... I won't lie.. I procrastinate a lot when I say I'm gonna fix something about a song).
Example... someone says, "That bend was a little off pitch during x section of the song"
I reply, "Yeah, I kind of screwed that up, I was having a hard time fitting the bend in just right with all the notes before it, and I kind of gave up on getting it perfect after 30some recording takes, I might go back and fix it later."
I'm not sure if you're taking other peoples responses out of context or they're "it's because..." replies are followed by a different manner of reply... but even if they're making excuses, at least they are recognizing that there is an issue.
IMO, It's much worse when someone points out a mistake or gives some constructive criticism and the artist simply throws it back in their face flat out saying, "You don't know what you're talking about, it was meant to be like that"... Or worse, "STFU GTFO".
Which you see all too often, unfortunately. Kids with bigger egos than they have talent to accommodate.