As I climb into adulthood, I understand more and more where I stand in the industry. And as I get older, I start to understand more about stardom and what “being famous” really means.
Being famous means that you are somehow or someway famous people are associated with social media or media. And EVERYONE seems to know about EVERYTHING about your business. Whether you like it or not.
Sometimes you are famous because you are ACTUALLY good at something… other times you are not.
Either way, I read Anna Kendrick’s book about her upbringing and her world of “being famous”. She puts in best by saying:
“I still had a tar stain in the middle of my living room floor while I was on tour promoting Up in the Air.”
… You have to read the book as to why she has a tar stain in the middle of the floor but the point is, even though she was already a household name, she still didn’t have a lot of money or ties to her name yet. And I believe she was nominated for an award for that movie.
It’s a hard lesson to learn but you have to stop comparing yourself to other people. It always looks like someone is doing better than you but the truth is, we all have a tar stain in the middle of the floor.
I recently went to go see Pitch Perfect 2. And it was awesome. But there was a part in the movie that I really related to.
Beca (Anna Kendrick) got an internship working at a record label. Long story short, her boss asks for one of her demos. She gives it to him and it’s a mash up that she created. They are sitting in the break room and she asks him what he thought. I can’t remember word for word but he pretty much said, it’s not an original, you need to have a voice to make it in the industry.
And it struck me because I was at a writers round the other night, and all the artists were fantastic. But this one guy literally, sounded exactly like Hunter Hayes.
Then there’s me. A short, blonde chick from a suburb, trying to make a name for herself in this Music City.
It got me thinking, do we need to be extraordinarily different in order to make it? Do we need to go above and beyond to make sure, no one else is like us?
So how do we go about it? The guy at the writers round can’t change his voice. I can dye my hair a different color, but at the end of the day, I’m still me.
It’s a very daunting idea that there are so many of us in this city trying to go after the same thing. Because all the top executives and people see are just a bunch of kids. Literally trying to do the same thing.
My Point: I guess it is about digging deep down and finding who you are. Who you are defines your voice. If you have a strong, confident, powerful voice, maybe it will actually get you to where you want to go.
Someone once told me it’s OK to think about myself before I think about others. Well lately, I haven’t wrote on this blog, so regardless, I’m still thinking about others, you are welcome!… ( that was suppose to be a joke, not a very good one I know).
Let’s sit and ponder something, if life was like Glee, do you think life would be better? I’m actually serious about this question.Even if you aren’t into musicals os acapella singing, it makes you smile, ALWAYS. Whether you think “wow that’s stupid” or “wow that’s amazing”, you are still smiling.Because let’s face it, something goes through your mind, and you’re like…”are you serious?”
Say this was actually true life, that everyone sang their feelings or something like of that nature. I take that back not sing their feelings, but had “Sing offs” that weren’t corny and life was like Pitch Perfect . Don’t you think there would be less violence in the world because people would be smiling instead of pulling out guns?
Now obviously I know this isn’t realistic, I know but a girl can dream. But I can’t help but smile when I watch something as cool as “Glee” or one of my top favorite movies ” Pitch Perfect”. It’s nice to know that talented people can make the audience smile by not watching a athletic event. It’s nice to know that this world is not giving up on music. I know a lot of the school systems are due to money, but I’m still grateful, whether people make fun of music or love music, music is still out there to go around to make people smile.
Here is an awesome video I have found through the web:… “Aca excuse”- Pitch Perfect