Posted on February 26, 2011
When I was a kid I swore I would never sell out…
…but nobody ever asked me to. Not even once.
Now I would give anything to have that chance.
If you hear of any sell-out opportunities, let me know.
March 2, 2011
I felt, as a long-term motorcycle rider, that I sold out the day that I bought my first car. Since then I’ve sold out many times – most recently when I bought a pair of Toyotas. But aren’t Toyotas tuned by Yamaha? Maybe I haven’t sold out as badly as I thought I had.
March 30, 2011
Doesn’t a small sell out on the front end give you all the freedom you need on the back end to do what the hell you want to do? Case in point, I have heard countless famous musicians talk about getting signed by a record company and then the producer pressures them to make the record that the record company believes will sell. Then, the musician turns around and makes multiple records that are true to what he wanted to do in the first place. Without the sell-out, do you think they would have ever gotten the chance to make the music they really wanted to? Can you imagine all the fine tunes that may never have been heard?
The Good Greatsby
Good point. I think selling out is under-rated. Have you ever seen a director’s cut that was better than the original movie? The studio came in and told the director to trim the fat and make the story move faster and easier to understand. The studio knows what people like. Maybe the director had a vision he wanted to see made, but maybe that vision was terrible and he needed someone to tell him that.
March 31, 2011
Very good point…whatever happened to all the good movies? I love this topic about selling out…it inspired me to write on it myself. It will post on Thursday. I’m going to reference your blog with a link..hope that’s okay. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration…
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