Long Tail Musician

Three or four years ago, I played hammered dulcimer for a Christmas Eve service at my former church. Some of the musicians, I later learned were hired professionals. One of them commented to me that if I were good enough I could make it big. I thought, why would I want to do that? I’m a technologist who tinkers in music because I enjoy it and enjoy sharing it with a some friends. It seems that the folks who drink the CCM kool-aid think that all must achieve to be a big hit. I prefer being way out on the edge of the long tail. It’s nice there and its nice knowning the names of all the people you play with and play for.

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