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- Episode #150 - Raise Your Own BarDecember 14, 2021
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- Episode #150 - Raise Your Own Bar
Thank you for this great topic, but I have some confusion around this one. Last year, I found a contest for “Nelvana,” the animation house here in Toronto. They were looking for children’s songs for their “Toon Bops” series. I happened to have written a little tune for a children’s story I wrote, so decided to enter. I recorded it over and over, and then used my iPhone mic, recording “live” in my kitchen. That was the criticism when I followed up about it. They said it wasn’t polished (my word) because it was done “live off the floor.” A friend, who was also quite reactive, said to me that people with $10,000 studios enter these kinds of things, and they are the artists who are inevitably hired. I was kind of crushed. I tend to try and try and try, thinking something just isn’t good enough, and then surrender, only to present something that might not be polished enough? I am not sure where the balance is? Do you mean, when performing on Instagram or Facebook, mistakes are OK in showing the “human-ness” of a performer?