21. February 2012 03:06
I thought I lost Kurt's response to my TENACITY questions in a catastrophic HD wipeout. Sadness ensued.
Now that I am back in the saddle, I decided to look around and see if I tucked it away somewhere. Lo and behold!
Here it is ... unedited.
Kurt is the MAN ... the Rennaissance man, that is. Awesome music. Awesome art (google image it). Awesome style. 'Nough said.
From: Kurt Swinghammer
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:09:29
To: Kate Schutt
Subject: Re: Kurt!
One thing that I believe opened up my playing, was opening up my ears to new music. I deliberately did some difficult listening, and subjected myself to music that wasn't about me, wasn't part of my social scene, and sometimes wasn't even remotely enjoyable... at least at first. I wanted to be exposed to as many different voices as possible, especially artists whose paths were obviously not motivated by mass acceptance and financial reward. I gradually expanded my musical vocabulary, and hopefully that will continue. There is certainly an endless supply of music to discover.
I'd like to hear Burt Bacharach answer this question.
What is Tenacity?
The quality or fact of being very determined; determination
Tenacity is also a series of short blog posts about my favorite players, musicians, athletes, artists, songwriters, entrepreneurs, writers, excellent people, etc. The (short, sweet and practical) posts will explore how they got to be so damn good at what they do, what made a difference for them along the way.
Kurt & co. performing live for the CBC