The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #125667   Message #2788284
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
14-Dec-09 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: great crabby artists
Subject: RE: great crabby artists
I've enjoyed self-effacing musicians such as Sam Hinton in folk and Charlie Byrd in jazz. I've also seen arrogance and volcanic tempers from several folks who shall remain nameless, triggered by on-stage glitches in some cases and pure cantankerousness in others.

However, "I hear tell" is not evidence. I generally wait until I am personally insulted before passing judgement. Truth to say, I have seen more "attitude" from rockers than from folkies or jazz performers.

I almost think some individuals' musical talent, in the extreme, is a bit like the talent of a savant. It develops with few distractions and with total focus. Social skills do not always accompany it.