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ursabear Re:ask him (15 comments)

I think I understand this... Human relationships are complicated enough as it is... but when someone is doing something dark, it's not easy to just confront them (easy for an outside observer, but not for the person involved...). I sincerely hope you have good success working this out. I know it must be very difficult for you.

more than 7 years ago



ursabear ursabear writes  |  more than 8 years ago

ursabear (818651) writes "I will be the first to admit that my music is nowhere near the par of Pink Floyd or Alan Parsons, or Bobby Dylan, or any of the other luminaries to whom I've listened most of my life.

I will also be the first to admit that my music is just that, music I make. It is made in my home, from my own ideas, with my own two hands (with some help from drum loops, sometimes). I don't deny that radio stations and labels are not beating down my door. I'm just some guy who's expressing himself. I'm OK with all of that - I'm having a blast.

With that said, I was sad to find out that I'm not good enough for Wikipedia. My fault really, I should have done my research in advance - to see what submission criteria might be in place... I must admit that it wasn't a very thrilling feeling to find that one cannot post one's creative work references on Wikipedia.org - especially if one is lowly enough to have one's music published with CDBaby, iTunes, Rhapsody, Yahoo! Music, Virgin Music, and about 30 others.

The good news is that I've had many thousands of people who've listened to my sounds on about a dozen excellent independent music sites all over the world. Lots of good comments and encouragement have come from strangers in many countries and from many social strata. Because I don't hold myself to genre boundaries, I've gained lots of friends via folk, rock, metal, electronic, new age, experimental, and holiday music.

The bottom line is that it is ultimately a wonderful thing to be heard... even if the Wikipedia editors don't think I'm good enough for "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." For reference, here's the notability requirement for being listed in Wikipedia - and, admittedly, I don't appear to meet said criteria."



ursabear ursabear writes  |  more than 8 years ago I think it is time for a Slashbreak. I need some positive input for a while. Peace to everyone

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