Re: My rant on today's pop music
Sorry, but no, I did not understand your thought behind "professionalism".
A "professional" musician, to me, is someone who knows his/her craft, shows on time, performs to the very best of their ability, shows respect to his/her audience, and appears on stage in attire appropriate for the event and/or performance.
I don't feel basic professionalism is something that varies based on the attitude of the artist. Certainly the many styles of music have their own accepted variances appropriate for their venue but the underlying principles of professionalism remain.