‘Artwork by Misslyka’
During WWII, Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort, he simply replied, ‘Then what are we fighting for?’ It’s a shame that that turned out to be false news. He never said it. Even so, it’s a great line for the current crisis in the world of art and fits like a glove for all the art genres suffering because of the worldwide lockdown right now. At times like this it seems art and artists are playing second fiddle to the invisible zombie infection we’re living through.
Musicians are a good example. With the music industry dead in the water because of the corona virus lockdown and my rainy day alternative businesses being dependent on being in places where crowds once gathered but are now closed down, I’m thinking what’s the point? Then again, I keep telling myself that dark days ought to be creative days. The two go hand in hand. Maybe that’ll work for me soon. I’m hoping it will simply because when composing I never think about money, or, as of now, a lack of it.
I’m also hoping all artists of all genres hang in there best they can. Bad times arrived too soon and will last too long.
The year of corona, the year of the rat
Just like in the Black Death, check out the stat
Selfishness, stupidity and greed we combat
A pity we can’t rename this year, the year of the cat
2021 the year of the ox
The dead now all scattered or in some wooden box
The rebirth of music, musicians, no more shocks
We’ll sing our hearts out for anything, anything that rocks
I guess my song ‘What Remains’ fits the mood today. It’s from my ‘The Pigeons Are Switzerland’ album. I hope you enjoy;
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