Report What are you career goals? in Community Posted September 2, 2014 No, I definitely get what you're saying and I agree. By being "the leader", I'm "wandering" into new territory, and trying things different and unique, if that makes sense. By trying to "be the leader"--which in my context more just means to be unique and stand out from the crowd (and if successful, being the "leader" of that new style)--I'm getting into territory that may have not been explored before.However, what I love is when unique people simply stand out. They're not just the leaders or pioneers of a specific genre, style, or sound, but they're one of the only ones that does it the way they do, if not the only one. That takes some major talent. Artists like Imogen Heap. Imogen Heap... I mean I really have never heard anyone like her. She's a genre of her own. And I mean there are artists that do a specific genre but sound very unique and I love that and for the most part that's what I've been talking about here. For example, anybody can tell when a song is by Katy Perry, even if her stuff is pretty mainstream pop-oriented. But now that I'm on that topic, she's kind of an example of a "pioneer" or "leader" of a style. She (and/or her producers) got into some different territory and created sounds that hadn't been used in that particular genre before. And then for a while, quite a few other artists were trying to grab that sound. That's what I love. I love both the person who's just completely unique and no one can even follow along, and I love the person who's completely unique in a way that he/she is a leader/pioneer of the sound and so they own it, and others may often follow. Am I making sense? Sometimes I don't and I wanna make sure that by trying to explain that statement, I'm not making things more confusing. Oh, no! I understand you completely! And I can see what you mean a bit more clearly now. So in a sense, being a wanderer and a leader fall in step with each other, and whenever a person who's unique themselves stand out and produces something amazing, that's what you like. It's kind of like how I feel about several remixers from here. Up until about a year or so ago, I didn't like dubstep, and I certainly didn't mesh multiple forms of music to form a new identity of music, but now, thanks to keeping up with the projects (and now the DoD), I've expanded my musical tastes by co-relating the inspirations behind a remixers style (if they've ever stated it) and then going out and finding music of that style that resonates with me. I think that's another intended effect of people who stand out with their music is that they open the eyes of people who never knew such a thing was possible, and I have to say, it's an amazing effect.