Monday, December 17, 2007

Artistic Schizophrenia

The following clip is The Cure in 1986. During the filming of a documentary, the group did an impromptu rendition of "Home On The Range."

Someone on YouTube left a comment about the Cure's musical schizophrenia. I like the idea of an artist being considered artistically schizophrenic. It's another, more interesting way of addressing one's diversity. You'd have to be quite a craftsman like Robert Smith (The Cure's leader) to be able to move in that many directions, and still maintain artistic integrity. I need to think more about this idea, but I would love to apply it to other artists.

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