On the Dan Patrick show just moments ago:
DP: If I brought in other musicians – pianists and keyboard players – to have a “Piano-Off” – who would make you the most nervous?
John Legend: Well, I think most real pianists would make me nervous.
DP: Just in pop music. If Elton John and Billy Joel came in…
John Legend: Yeah, yeah – they’re better than me. Stevie Wonder. All the older guys are better. But I don’t know that there are very many newer artists that play the piano that are great pianists. I think that might be a bygone thing.
In other words, John Legend, you are saying that fame and money and slick production are more important than woodshedding and becoming a good muso in today’s music business?
Somewhere, Allen Iverson is shaking his head and saying, “Practice? We talking about practice?”