Musings on Musicians

By Geisha Bar

“I’m a real musician. I play real instruments – guitar, bass. Not like those, you know, djs maaan, who just press buttons.”

Wow. Ok.

When wordy conundrum strikes, I return to my compadre, dictionary.com

Musician: noun,
– any person, whether professional or not, skilled in music

Instrument: noun,
– a contrivance or apparatus for producing musical sounds
– tool or implement, especially one used for delicate or precision work

Funny, I don’t see any T&Cs on genres of music determining musician status. The same for instruments!

Is electricity the problem? If so, that immediately knocks out electric guitars and electric bass – both (pardon the pun) instrumental to these purists’ revered rock music.

Check these vids – then I defy you to categorise musicians and instruments;

Darude’s Sandstorm on 8 Floppy Drives

Faithless’ Insomnia on spoons

Dinosaurs, take your antiquated “real musician” bullshit elsewhere, or get a little evolved FFS.