Resistance is futile

Join my meetup group and lets get together on the 19.10.2012 in Cologne to found the

Cologne Independent Game Developers Network.


Can't touch this. Thoughts on independent artists.

I went to see "No means No" tonight, a band that the "Stadtrevue" locates back in 1979. And there it was: the true spirit of independent art, performed on stage by three aged guys dressed in comfortable sport clothing, no particular hairdo playing a lefthanded Gibson SG and a Fender Bassguitar that where from about the founding time of the band. While the younger visitors happily pogued away on precise riffs and a banging drumset, I got carried away in thoughts a little and found out that what I saw happening was what being an independent artist of whatever profession is all about:
You find yourself sweating the hard parts, sometimes mumbling WTF half-loud but with a grace earned by working on your pieces for a lifetime without  being backupped a lot by others than your friends and family.
These guys I guess wouldn't give up - they seemed to be doing it from the bottom of their hearts, and also seemed to be sure that theres nothing they'd rather do. I had a great time seing them.And I guess this is what acts like the late Pink Floyd or even the late Liam Gallagher can't touch.