Do you want unity? Only if it fits into what you’re doing and meets your business goals right? Quit talking about it and please do something. People by nature are followers. But only if they have leaders. Unity? What do you want? What will make you “feel” like we’re all together? Really? Will some strategic musical collaborations “fix” things? Doing shows together? Face it… people have agendas and nothing is gonna change that unless people really want it.
Alright Josh, how you you fix it?
I’d force everyone to drop their preconceived notions about one another. I’d make sure everyone is able to properly communicate their goals in doing music (all the while being able to be honest with themselves and their true audience). Then I’d have everyone be okay with one another and find ways to serve each other.
Looking back over the past decade… any time I’ve just decided to lower my guard and give someone a chance… my “idea” of them in my head was just about all wrong. I’d love to see more of that going around.
Real unity comes without an agenda.
Sometimes I wonder if the unity some artists and message forum users proclaim that we need is really even feasible anyway. I think the unity we ought to be seeking is in the obvious and in the basics. We’ve all got so much in common already anyway. But we’d rather argue about the argument or rap about how we rap about the Gospel or… you get it. Enough of the rhetoric and hollow talk. Do something for the benefit of everyone and maybe some things will change.