I am somewhat frustrated. I am getting some flack because i am going to make my music package truly exclusive. At first, I thought that the general call population just did not understand the economics involved in the productions of square dance music I have come to believe, however, that it is simply those who are complaining are whining because they are not getting their way. As it turns out, the general American caller population would rather have an inferior product just to have their way. I raise 3 children who were all like that at age 2.
BUT I have come to realize that that is not the case either! I think that that same group really cannot tell the difference between good and less good square dance music. Unfortunately, they are happy with music that is comparable to their own abilities. Now i wonder why they keep going back to the Rhythm and Royal standards when they want to sound good. Could it be that really good music makes them sound better? What a novel idea!
There is a reason why the quality of music is improving faster that the quality of singing, I have to laugh when I hear callers blame the pitfalls of SSD on the dancer. What a crock!! The dancers do not care. It is the callers who are incapable of entertaining the dancers without the use of complex choreography.
I wonder if the general caller population will ever realize that they cannot sing for crap! Good music will (sometimes) make them sound good. Sometimes, only tolerable. If they would only stop pouting long enough to use the tools available to them. The music contained in the Rhythm and Royal packages will go a long way to make them sound goo but, unfortunately, most of them are not wise enough to know that.
I will produce quality (and expensive) music until I no longer at least break even and then I will quit. Sting already has, If the callers do not wise up, very soon they will have something less than excellent music because most of the producers cannot get past their egos to learn how to produce quality music.