Can a musician be a jock?
Or is it safer for a jock to become a musician?
Maybe it’s the same thing as acting.
It seems okay for musicians to become actors,
but a big taboo if actors try to become musicians.
I guess some of the things musicians and jocks have in common especially when they are teenagers are:
They boath can’t spell.
They ain’t good in school.
They’re in it to get the chicks.
Fashion is everything.
Alcohol is everything.
I was recently interviewed by ABC radio and syndicated to over 4,200 radio stations across the States (and syndicated on internet and Europe as well – sounds like a plug don’t it :), where one of the questions in front of so many was:
“So, I heard you also exercise, what’s with that”?
It kind of caught me off guard because I’d never really thought of it before. But I guess if stereotyping is allowed, then:
yeah, musicians are skinny cigarette smoking, beer drinking, family deprived punks. Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll baby YEAH!
While sports jocks are fitness training, dumb and cocky Papa’s boys.
I answered that radio question by saying, “exercise cleans the body, while music cleans the soul”. Perhaps ABC’s Fame Games realized they were heading into a dark zone, they edited that whole section out and the whole question fortunately never aired.
Perhaps for the better.
There is some harmony in there somewhere I believe. Well, for me anyways.
Maybe even a sports song like the Saturday night hockey Theme.