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Ben Harper

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

“It’s one thing to be a songwriter, but I’m about to go online and have some discussion about artwork. It’s okay that it takes more than songwriting [to be an artist]. That’s a funny thing about living in L.A. and Hollywood. Hollywood loves its accomplished, but it loathes its ambitious. Which I find an odd juxtaposition. Don’t ever fall victim to that, man. I was equally as ambitious as any songwriter out there. It takes a hunger. It’s okay to feel that your voice can have a resonance beyond your immediate life, or your immediate friends, or your immediate peers, or your immediate community. It’s okay to feel like you have something to say to the world. Don’t let anybody dissuade you from that. Don’t let anybody push you off that, because that’s yours. You own it, and you can take it to the world in your own way. Large or small, you’re always a success when you’re doing what you love.”

Performing Songwriter Issue 92
March/Apil 2006

Category: In Their Own Words

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