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Music activity starting from a working person. Sympathize with Shinya Takano’s café-au-lait theory and preoccupation power.

2023.7.12

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Why do you think “doing music” = “wanting to make a living from music”?

tami: The café-au-lait theory seems very natural to me, but in reality, it is still a rare state of consciousness. Even today, people often say things like, “You have to give up when you turn 30.

Takano: I guess there are stereotypes. It’s like society’s “this is the way it should be. When I started music, a boy who worked part-time at the same company said to me, “Shinya-san, you started music after you turned 30? That’s terrible!” I thought to myself, “Wow! There are a lot of people with that kind of bias, and I think there are many people who are afraid to take the plunge because they are afraid of what people will say.

tami: I guess so. But if you say, “I started painting after I turned 30,” no one will say anything, right? I think people automatically think that “doing music” = “wanting to make a living from music”. Maybe it’s because I’m involved in music that I look at it that way.

Takano: That may be so. People don’t say, “I started mountain climbing when I was 30 years old.

tami: I think “I started playing golf when I was 30” would fit in perfectly.

Takano: Maybe there is a strong bias that piano and other musical instruments are something you have to play from an early age to acquire skills.

tami: How is this true overseas?

-In general, I feel that the threshold for “expressing oneself” is lower in other countries.

tami: Of course, in terms of “debut and immediate success,” I think they like Billy Irish and “young geniuses,” but I think there might be a stance in Japan that looks down on people who start music at a certain age.

I think that’s why it would be great if more people, regardless of age, would think casually, “I’ll try GarageBand, too.

tami: However, there is a part of me that is concerned about my age, and I don’t want people to think of me as an “old lady working hard” (laughs). I don’t want people to think of me as an “old lady working hard” (laughs). So there is a part of me that says “age doesn’t matter” and a part of me that is concerned about my age, but I think that is the natural state of things. But I don’t want the latter to win out in the end. If the latter wins, I won’t be able to start anything.

Takano: That’s right. So there is a battle within me.

tami: Yes, really. Maybe people think that everyone who is doing music does not have such a struggle. Whether it is me or Takano-san.

Takano: No, no, no, I am very much aware of my surroundings.

tami: That’s right. If people realize that everyone is doing it while worrying about how to deal with their work, they will say, “Well, then, I’ll try it, too.

Takano: There will be more rivals, though (laughs). (laughs) But I think it’s healthier if there are more people making music. As a market.

tami: That’s right. It is often said that “music does not make money. But if you think about it from a capitalistic point of view, if the number of people increases, there is no choice but to make money. If you think that you have no connection to the music industry, you will think, “I don’t care if it makes money or not,” and the situation will become worse and worse.

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