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Old 12-12-2006, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody else ever think this is silly...

... people who say they are a musician, model, artist or photographer on their web profiles, when this isn't actually their job?

If you work five days a week in a shop and have a set of photographs of you taken by some amateur photographer once a month, you're a shopworker, not a model. If you sell houses for a living, and for a hobby you play in a band who have five songs and who play a gig once every two weeks, you are an estate agent, not a musician!

I'm a engineering research student, not a songwriter :p

Ok, pigeonholing people might be bad, but pigeonholing yourself in the wrong pigeonhole is even worse!

Who agrees, who disagrees???
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When Pete plays it is 100% live , your music if that's what you call it doesn't sound so good either? so you can't really critercize can you ?
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes I agree with that but you could put like, "...who songwrites on the side." or whatever, that would be accurate.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I spend more time cooking than writing songs, more time walking than cooking and more time sleeping than walking.

So in that order, it would be more accurate to say I'm a:

1. Research student.
2. Sleeper.
3. Walker.
4. Chef.
5. Coffee drinker.
6. Eater.
6. Songwriter.

What I mean is, I think your suggestion is much more appropriate than what people usually put. That's the kind of thing people should put, to not come off (to me anyway) as deluded wallies.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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More sad than silly really...although, I would say that you're a musician, you write and play music, it may be a hobby or whatever, but you can do it, I for example can't. It's a bit different with other professions I think, one can't really call themselves a photographer if they take random shots that never get sold.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Stuff like that belongs under interests or hobbies.

But most people probably don't take the people who put that on their website serious anyway.
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Just check my profile, I actually AM an actress.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, if you're a student and you spend a lot of your time doing acting and you do well in it then your description seems right, student 'actress' as you put it.

Are you very good at acting then?
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Meh, I personally don't mind, mine used to say Pinecone Removal Specialist and Rape Artist Extraordinaire.... but those are both true.
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That is a hell of a thing to have on your CV. The other boys must be jealous.
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That is a hell of a thing to have on your CV. The other boys must be jealous.
They are. For a while they felt that I didn't deserve the title, until I did a little demonstration and proved that I did.
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