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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sherman90 View Post

I've told everyone I want to save my money and take this summer "off" completely. Ride my fucking bike; write some fucking poetry at a coffee shop; and sit down with my fucking guitar and a microphone.
Is that so wrong? Or is everybody else so right?

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post #32 of 45
Can you use your privilege to further your career as an artist? If so, i'd go for it. If you think you'd have to start at square one, the statistics might be so against you that it'd be better to stay in your profession and write these questioning posts every few years as your youth wastes away.

No, in all seriousness, go for it. Otherwise, you'll be married soon and this chance will never happen again. You'd lead a good life, but would it be as great?
post #33 of 45
Can you do something that will leverage your law degree into a career having to do with the music industry? Maybe that's all you'll need to feel ok. I dunno, being a lawyer sounds awful unless you're one of those brash, vulgar boozers defending dimwitted criminals like harvey, then it is hilarious.

BTW being 85% independent means you're dependent, just so you know...
post #34 of 45
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Can you do something that will leverage your law degree into a career having to do with the music industry? .

These are some of the worst lawyers. Even movie industry lawyers joke about washing their hands after meeting with them.
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Not true. Kid Rock, as an example, was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

Notice he did say "complete and utter shit."


To OP: Who gives a shit. Learn how to manage your money so you won't fuck up all your parents hard work when you inherit and piss off and enjoy being born with advantages. It's not like you've completely mailed it in. Fuck working your life away, get on the community college gravy train, work a little at the office, and find what you want to do with your life. Just don't be a lazy cunt about it, come up with something better than strumming your geetar in a fucking cafe.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

These are some of the worst lawyers. Even movie industry lawyers joke about washing their hands after meeting with them.

I was thinking of using the Law degree as a calling call to transition in a non-lawyerly role, I mean being a copyright lawyer in the music industry sounds like the kind of job where child molesters gasp in disgust when they meet you. I know a guy who studied accounting and now manages an independent music label doing quite well. Money is apparently ok (maybe not styleforum ok) and he loves his job.
post #37 of 45
How about taking the summer off to contribute to society? Go volunteer with a legal aid society or something. You'll learn more about life than you will "sitting in a cafe and strumming a guitar", you might even learn something that will add meaning to your music.
post #38 of 45
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These are some of the worst lawyers. Even movie industry lawyers joke about washing their hands after meeting with them.

I was thinking of using the Law degree as a calling call to transition in a non-lawyerly role, I mean being a copyright lawyer in the music industry sounds like the kind of job where child molesters gasp in disgust when they meet you. I know a guy who studied accounting and now manages an independent music label doing quite well. Money is apparently ok (maybe not styleforum ok) and he loves his job.

I know several people who have either started their own labels, or worked at an indy (including the grandaddy of them all, Independent Tentacles), or both. None of them have managed to make much of a living out of it, and to a one they've gotten burned out and left the industry.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Notice he did say "complete and utter shit."
To OP: Who gives a shit. Learn how to manage your money so you won't fuck up all your parents hard work when you inherit and piss off and enjoy being born with advantages. It's not like you've completely mailed it in. Fuck working your life away, get on the community college gravy train, work a little at the office, and find what you want to do with your life. Just don't be a lazy cunt about it, come up with something better than strumming your geetar in a fucking cafe.

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post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sherman90 View Post


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the easy way,you must take it

post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Can you do something that will leverage your law degree into a career having to do with the music industry? Maybe that's all you'll need to feel ok. I dunno, being a lawyer sounds awful unless you're one of those brash, vulgar boozers defending dimwitted criminals like harvey, then it is hilarious.
BTW being 85% independent means you're dependent, just so you know...

had to quote because this is the first real piece of advice in the thread and the second genuinely interested post after Alans.
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Notice he did say "complete and utter shit."
To OP: Who gives a shit. Learn how to manage your money so you won't fuck up all your parents hard work when you inherit and piss off and enjoy being born with advantages. It's not like you've completely mailed it in. Fuck working your life away, get on the community college gravy train, work a little at the office, and find what you want to do with your life. Just don't be a lazy cunt about it, come up with something better than strumming your geetar in a fucking cafe.

this.

Do what makes you happy but dont confuse 'artistic endeavours' with being lazy. Your going to have to work 10 times harder at it than you do at lawyer. Make sure your dream aligns with the reality of being an artist (that is, dont idealise a lifestyle you havent lived yet, grass may be greener etc)
post #42 of 45
Here's the thing, champ: deep in the cashmere-cushioned recesses of your not-so-wild heart, you knew the answer to the question before you asked it. Making this thread pretty pointless.

If you're the sort who can't muster the intrinsic drive to establish a goal and then pursue it, I'm not sure what motivation you honestly think you'll find from the ball-busting of a gaggle of anonymous iGents.

Maybe this is the most salient advice I can give you: life is really fucking short. Do something interesting with it, or squander it. Just know that the clock is ticking. Twenty eight may not feel very old, but at the rate you're going, you'll be posing this same question at 38 before you even know it. You don't get the second chances you don't take. Etc.

Now sack up.
post #43 of 45

as others have said, time is precious and life is short

time is relative, out of our control and our perception of periods of it are constantly accelerating, and we can't change that, no matter how much meditation. 'mind control' or self-help, feel good BS we injest

 

when 10, a year is 10% of your life/memory, a large chunk, takes forever to pass

when 20, 1 year is 5%, 1/2 as much, seems to go by faster

at 50, 2%, 1 year goes by 5 times as fast as 10, over twice as fast as 20

hitting 65, it is 1.5% of your reference frame, your internal clock/metronome, and flies by almost 7 times as fast as when you were 10, and over 30% faster than 50

it's a blur, the good news is the rate of acceleration is decreasing, 10 to 20, 200% faster, 20 to 30 150%, 30 to 40 133%, 40 to 50  125%, 50 to 60 120% and so on

it will eventually stabilize...but you won't know it, because you'll be dead, lol

stop worrying about it and live

people think too much about shyte they have no influence over, and think too much rather than act upon, the stuff they can...

 

 

post #44 of 45
how about keeping your day job and front a hall & oates cover band and get booked for free during the weekends?
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