This was too good to pass up.
I watched the documentary Before the Music Dies one more time and was struck again by the smart words for musicians from Branford Marsalis, the commentary on the music industry by Dave Matthews and just the general survey of the land the movie offered.
However, the highlight the second time was the interview with Erykah Badu. In a word: amazing. She had one of the best quotes I think in the movie, on what it takes to a successful musician these days.
In her mind you need to be, "...buck naked with glitter and a beeper."
That's probably about right.
Where do I get a beeper?
(Coming up: filming video on how to begin playing out. Stay tuned...)