I’m not one to get easily annoyed.

But I tend to have a low tolerance for excuses.

In the wake of last week’s election (and the preceding several months), I heard a lot of complaining. A lot of whining. And a LOT of excuses.

It’s almost like some people (from both sides of the political spectrum) just want to blame the someone else (the government, the President, the other party) for their problems. What I fail to see is a lot of people saying, “Here’s my problem. Here’s the role I played in getting myself here. And here’s my plan for taking care of the problem myself.”

Sadly, I see a lot of this among home studio folks.

They will blame anything and everything for their crappy recordings…except themselves.

Poor room acoustics, cheap gear, lack of time, lack of money…I’ve heard ’em all.

These people are just dying for excuses. They’re lazy…and deep down they know it.

They don’t want to admit that perhaps the key to getting better recordings is becoming better themselves.

It’s not a popular answer. I’ve gotten many a disgruntled email from people who don’t want to hear the truth.

They want to blame something else for the fact that they haven’t dedicated enough time and effort into becoming a better music-maker.

Grow up already.

Yes, you need decent equipment.

No, it’s not easy.

Yes, you can do it.

But you’ve got to put in the work.

Want a kick in the pants to finally dedicate time every month to getting better?

Good.

Click on the link below and let’s get started.

www.DuelingMixes.com

  • Dan Updegraff

    Well at least I’m not making that mistake. I typically blame myself for the bad results I often produce. My ears mislead me, my brain refuses to learn fast enough, and my demoralized spirit keeps getting in the way of success! All I do is try, try, again. (And read new stuff on your site!)

  • …..And bands too! I have heard many a band blame someone’s production ov their demo etc for the fact that their songs suck. “If we could just get a decent recording…blah blah”. You know the type.