I have selected 3 youtube musical videos to best illustrate my point which is – Understanding the true depth of the (your) Passions of an Artist! For whatever you think you are or are not, first and foremost you are an artist and so you feel things deeply.
In each of the following videos (by the way if I lose one or more of the videos – they get snatched off this post – I’ve included a link for you to click on. Do so, this is worth your time – trust me!) each artist performing, displays on his face most clearly the love/passion for what he is doing. It is up close, personal and to me very moving!) This is what hovers inside each one of you, just waiting to be set free, so listen, view and learn!
The first selection is English Singer/Artist Roger Whittaker. He was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya where he acquired a skill in whistling, He is now a world famous singer. Here he is whistling. Watch his face as he controls his talent and delights the audience. He is loving what he is doing!
My second selection is the Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti. He is considered one of the best (Yes I did attend a concert of his. Front row!). He sings Nessum Dorma (Puccini). His singing is masterful but if time is a factor have your cursor move into about 2 minutes of the video. What is important is his face. Watch it at the end. After he stops singing. Watch the emotions when he realizes he’s done what he set out to do! Awesome.
This final selection is of the country/western guitar player Chet Atkins (one of the best guitar players ever) performing “Zorba The Greek”. Again sadly if time is an issue move the video to the middle and then watch his face as he openly “makes love” to his guitar (the expressions on his face are priceless) and then at the end when he realizes he’s done exactly what he wanted to do.
The only thing these highly diverse men from three different parts of the planet have in common (apart from being uncommonly talented) is a passion/love of what they are doing. It is this passion that sets them apart from others. A passion that is in each of you!
Being An Artist, Lesson 101 – Be true to your passions, they are in there waiting for you to set them free!
Thank you for stopping by, may your days and nights be filled with passion, Penny