Don’t Let Your Own Personal Drummer Drown Out Common Sense

Hey there, hero!

I get it. We’re all artists, and we want to forge our own path.

We march to the beat of a different drummer.

Our own drummer.

And we’re often rewarded for that uniqueness that we own.

Be careful that the drumbeats are louder than good common sense.

Hope this helps!

David

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  1. This video made me so happy. I get it. We’re told we’re special because of what we do, the courage it takes to do it, and the choices we face daily as artists BUT that shouldn’t translate to privilege. In this scenario, it was just emails but what you’re talking about is a larger epidemic in the arts with much scarier consequences particularly for womxn and POC. Artists in power think they are special, think the rules don’t apply to them, and move forward in that space systematically taking advantage of others. I think that a lot of the time they don’t even realize they’re doing it because they see themselves in that “special” light. It comes in the forms of sexual harassment, pay inequality, unsafe work environments on stage or set, and so on. What does it take to change this? People like David calling them out. David, you have an incredible following, are a cis/white/male, and know your craft. You know how to talk to people like this and I appreciate you using your talents to see people for what they are: thinking they’re “special” enough to break the rules (and be an A-hole).

  2. Playing catch up with these videos still and really enjoying them. When it comes to harvesting emails for a project that I want to get going I can often time think what a great idea. Just don’t do anybody ever do that to me cuz I don’t like that.