I’ve Never Heard of You Either
This is a reblog-with-permission from fellow musician Rob Michael of the Atmos Trio. I thought it was perfectly in line with my previous post about other people lowering your expectations for you.
I’ve had people say to me, on a few occasions, “You play so great, why aren’t you Famous?” or “I’ve never heard of you, sorry the music thing didn’t work out.”
Since I was very young, my goal in life has been to make a comfortable living doing what I enjoy doing. I was never driven by Visions of Grandeur or being a Big Star. I just wanted to be a great musician and have the ability to support my family while doing that.
I have enjoyed the privilege of doing exactly that. In my view, things have worked-out exactly as planned-beyond my dreams really… I thank the Universe every single day and shake my head realizing that I’m actually pulling this whole thing off.
Whenever someone says “I’ve never heard of you.” I smile and say “That’s OK, I’ve never heard of you either.”