markjumpus asked: Why do you think people give you so much shit for doing your own thing? I mean, even if some people don't like your solo stuff, I think they should still at least give you *some* respect for going out on a limb and doing a solo album
Change can be really scary and/or frustrating for people. I absolutely understand that, but any artist worth a damn shows versatility. All my heroes have definite periods in their careers. Bowie, Prince, MJ, Tom Waits, Marvin Gaye, Miles, Coltrane, Herbie, Picasso, Warhol, Arthur Miller, Chekov, Beethoven, David Lean, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Jack Lemmon, Alec Guinness, Dali, Nam June Paik; They all tried different things at different times in their careers. Art’s like water…it should flow and take the shape of the situation. If it’s held in one place it’ll stagnate…and stink.