In der Popmusik geht es oft nur darum, den Kindern ihr Taschengeld aus der Tasche zu ziehen.
I was not a great guitarist, so I sold my 1960 Fender Stratocaster in exchange for a Shure Microphone, made in Chicago, and a flute.
I can never make up my mind if I'm happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton.
I'm very motivated by the occasional creative payoff that comes when something goes really well, be it a song, a recording or performance. The payoff is enormous - when you get it. Most of the time, though, I'm filled with self-loathing and general frustration at the limitations I have as a musician.
I make up my own mind in light of available facts, with my own experience and a sense of personal ethics.