An old picture and a lunch sparked my thoughts for Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787. These days the word ‘authentic‘ is often used to describe people who seem real. How does ‘authenticity’ translate to creative work?
Do You Believe What You Say?
Especially relevant, my friend wondered if I “believed the things” I say “on the radio and in podcasts?“.
First of all yes. Second, it’s complicated. How can you be creative and ‘real’? Learn more in Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787.
What’s ‘Being Authentic’?
What does ‘being authentic’ mean? Do a little research and you’ll find plenty of articles about ‘being authentic’. Most noteworthy is this list of attributes for authentic and inauthentic people.
Starts With Radio
As a result of all these lists of attributes for actually being authentic I realized my focus is about being authentic or real in my creative efforts.
Above all I am a radio guy. When I started in radio I couldn’t get enough of the ways and means and the lore of the business.
Moroever in those days we were working in the ruins of faded AM stations. Therefore unlike radio today we had a lot of creative freedom. Find out more in Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787.
Consequently we learned our business by doing. Especially relevant we also learned by imitating. Above all I’d always tried to be real when I was on the radio. When I got better at radio as a craft I returned to the idea of actually being real and natural.
After many jobs and now as a podcaster, one thing remained key for me. Being real. Check out Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787.
Podcasting Formats and the Cutting Room Floor
Therefore, as a result of experience and commitment, authenticity seems like it is easier. However there is always something left on the cutting room floor. Certainly even in podcasting.
Authentic Isn’t As Easy As It Looks
In conclusion Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787 is a bit of a tutorial for podcasters, radio people and performers. Being real isn’t as easy as it looks.