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Re: “Live: Making sense of Lindsey Stirling in Raleigh

The true accomplishment here is not how Lindsey overcame her critics (and her own depression), took several interests and passions of her own, mixed it all together and, with a lot of hard work and determination, created a completely new style of music and performing art that she has turned into something that no only brings joy to untold millions of people around the world, but also lets her tour the world and touch lives with an inspirational tale. No, the true accomplishment is how this article just stripped all of that away and could only find one way to justify any of her work: well, the fans enjoyed it. Personally, I enjoy the music, even apart from the videos. As a musician of many instruments myself, I find her inspiring. Is she a master of any of her crafts? Perhaps not. But she created something unique and proved it could work AND sell. "It is non-offensive music, played in a pretty way." Isn't that what sells? And when it basically speaks to almost everyone in some way, then it must certainly be something more than "banal." In fact, the only people I've found who aren't moved by her music in some positive way are people without imagination, or lacking in creative thought. So don't pity Lindsey for her lack of extraordinary talent, which is apparently necessary to have fans this devoted. Don't pity the fans who apparently relate to "banal" music and find inspiration in a "trite segue." No, pity this article. It completely missed the point.

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Posted by Steve E on 06/24/2015 at 12:54 PM

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