The band Nirvana did not like the evolution of the song Teen Spirit, and thought the mixing of their album Nevermind was too polished. They came to dislike the song. Jimi Hendrix supposedly didn't like his voice, and was looking for a singer for his band for most of his short career. Blur made a song mocking the music scene, Song 2, and it became one of their biggest hits. If we only look at the highlights, we fail to see the pieces that fall away, the scenes cut from the final polished picture- the pain, the sweat, the tears. The loneliness, the late nights, the fatigue, the pain. We should celebrate the success, but also the journey.
Dieter Wentzel, CHRP