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A sign up at Wild Banana Art Project in Maui reads "Art is a private ritual gone public."
To this, my friend Skip Lunch said "It's that old tree- falls -in-the-forest thing: If an artist makes art and no one sees it, is it art?"
My answer was "Yes. Of course. I often make art alone for the amusement of myself and the Universe. But as soon as I see that it is good , my first desire is to run to share it with others."
So get out there and break a leg. [2.] Make music, make it good, and then find a way to bring it to the people , my brothers and sisters.
[2.] People say "break a leg" because it's considered unlucky to say "good luck" among theater folk.
Everyone says it, and few know what it means. It's an old show biz sayingside curtains are called "legs," and if people hooted and hollered and stamped the floor while screaming for an encore, the vibration would sometimes knock a leg over, or "break a leg ." (Tiffany says the old supports weren't as robust, and the people's enthusiasm for live theater was more robust, so the legs did actually break sometimes.) So when someone wishes this to you as you step on stage, they aren't wishing you harm.
I usually tell guitarists "break a string," drummers "break a stick," and everyone else, "break a sweat."
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