A Photocopy of a Photocopy

Ever noticed how poor a photocopy of a photocopy looks?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Simulacrum (plural: -cra), from the Latin simulacrum which means “likeness, similarity”, used to describe a representation of another thing, such as a statue or a painting, especially of a god; by the late 19th century, it had gathered a secondary association of inferiority: an image without the substance or qualities of the original.

It’s a similar thing in music…”that reminds me of…”, “have you heard that new track by Cliche? It sounds just like Blah, Blah, Blah!”

Or in life in general, where we can often try to imitate or emulate those that inspire us, but fall short.

I’ve been listening to some really good ‘old’ music, and some really, really bad ‘new’ music and come to the conclusion that a lot of bad and/or boring stuff comes from trying to copy or keep up with the latest trends.

You can only get a decent copy from the original source,  so you have two options; go back to that source, or create an original yourself.  Better still, ask The Original Source to inspire you to create something unique!

Do you know anyone that can create something out of nothing?  Someone that can speak something and it happens?

I do…

You were born an original.  Don’t die a copy.  ~John Mason


Author: Philly-D

Husband, father of 7, musician, music producer. Likes peanut butter!

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