Recommend me a career in music

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I've managed to build a side career in porn in much the same way.

step hen faps (Curt1s Stephens), Thursday, 14 December 2006 01:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Dan, you just reminded me of the time I weirdly ended up with a paying gig singing in an Episcopal church choir. Unfortunately I felt much more uncomfortable than I thought I would bowing in front of the cross and mysteriously "disappearing" during eucharist and couldn't keep doing it.

Hurting (A-Ron Hubbard), Thursday, 14 December 2006 02:02 (fourteen years ago) link

I once thought of getting into xtian music for the money.
However, principles.
I honestly don't know of a way to do that honestly.
If you're SERIOUS, well, a camel's bigger than the eye of a needle.
If you're NOT, the only way I can think of would be to do it ironically(Borating) and for few enough people to catch on. But then that's just preying on the stupid, and I can't do that.

So yeah, know where you're coming from Hurting.

Geza T (The GZeus), Thursday, 14 December 2006 10:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Um, it's not that hard! Professional church musicians are not expected to be members of the church where they are working, much like the office staff aren't expected to be members. Your entire job is to sing and maybe participate in pagentry; you're fascilitating other people's worship, not proving your own.

Jesus Dan (dan perry), Friday, 15 December 2006 17:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Your definition of 'honesty' is different that mine...or the dictionary's for that matter I see. Singing uses words. Words have meaning.

Also I wasn't speaking of what you were doing (again you assume you're the subject at hand) but of what I had considered doing.

Geza T (The GZeus), Saturday, 16 December 2006 02:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, I don't see anything wrong with other people doing it - my synagogue choir was mostly non Jews (cause they would work on Sabbath), I just didn't feel comfortable doing it.

Also, Geza, dude do you really think it would have been so easy to make a career as a Christian artist even if you wanted to? You're talking about it like it was a phone call away.

Hurting (A-Ron Hubbard), Saturday, 16 December 2006 03:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Hell of alot easier than otherwise.
All you need is a voice, some instruments, and a sense of melody.
it's 90% crap and the ones that suck less than the sound of dying horses pull like 5k a night in small venues.

Geza T (The GZeus), Saturday, 16 December 2006 05:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Your definition of 'honesty' is different that mine...or the dictionary's for that matter I see. Singing uses words. Words have meaning.

Do you actually have a point here or are you retarded?

Jesus Dan (dan perry), Saturday, 16 December 2006 15:25 (fourteen years ago) link

By saying things one doesn't beleive one is lying.

Geza T (The GZeus), Saturday, 16 December 2006 17:58 (fourteen years ago) link

IMM - Failing to answer your questions through derailment since 2004.

John Justen is interested in eating your pet. (John Justen), Saturday, 16 December 2006 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Well the dictionary comment was a bit too far. sorry.

However, if one can stand pretending/buys it, then religious music IS a good career!
Festivals cosntantly, churches MORE than happy to let you play! Stipends from weird rich people!

Yeah. I was tempted.
But that was also a time when neo-gnosticism was big in my mind. It would have been like a Catholic choir boy singing in a Slayer cover band...

Geza T (The GZeus), Saturday, 16 December 2006 23:28 (fourteen years ago) link

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