Thursday, 8 April 2010

Split EP pre-order! And rant on working attitude

So we are now taking pre-orders for Haunted Shores split EP! Considering that recording was done in January, it took a long time!
I guess this was partially because I needed to work with guys from Haunted Shores as well as myself.

As some of you who have been following Cyclamen would know, I am much better working on my own, and that was why Cyclamen stayed as solo project for so long.
Yes, it's hard working doing everything yourself, but you quickly find out that it's much faster than waiting for someone lazy to do the work for you.

Through past two years though, I have occasionally met people who are willing to work just as hard, like Tim from CultLovesYou, who always delivers amazing artwork without compromise. He is truly great guy - but that's so so rare. I almost always end up doing things myself faster.

I guess this will always be the problem for working with people. Different people have different priorities, and sometimes you simply don't agree with their decision. I take my work as musician pretty serious, I will put most things in lower priority to creating great music. But most people I have met, or worked with in the past had different view, and most cases I strongly disagreed with their decision. From their mouth, words like "Music is my life, it's everything" and then I see them wasting away times doing pointless things - watching TV, playing games, smoking weeds, getting drunk...Whatever. I have no objection to that, but DON'T say it's your life, don't say it's everything, because it's not. It is insulting to people who actually care about it. Some people DO dedicate their life into music.

I still have the same problem with the band at the moment. I feel they are making wrong decision and setting wrong priorities. And it annoys me. But you need to learn to work with people, accept the difference, and make the best out of it. It's just life.

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