Originally Posted by IDDrummer
That's my point - these guys were excellent musicians, and you will never have the opportunity to hear what they are capable of. To pass judgement on someone's music because they weren't able to make a living at it and moved on is short-sighted at best. I can truthfully say, it is your loss.
I don't know who you're talking about.
But personally, I would be making music at any cost, under any condition. And I would be very weary of any painter of any writer who gave up their craft because of money. If the passion goes away when the money goes away, then you weren't an artist to begin with.
p.s. I'm not sure why people are interpreting what I'm saying as 'musicians shouldn't get paid'.