If the people in the audience are talking, you're being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you've got something they want to hear.
Rock 'n' roll accepted me and paid me, even though I loved the big bands... I went that way because I wanted a home of my own. I had a family. I had to raise them. Let's don't leave out the economics. No way.
It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn't paint.
A song is a song. But there are some songs, ah, some songs are the greatest. The Beatles song 'Yesterday.' Listen to the lyrics.