Having a greatest hits to pull from

When Jimmy Buffett steps on stage to play Margaritaville for the millionth time, it will probably delight his casual fans.

But that isn’t his art.

He knows he can play the Big 8 and people will applaud.

But when he plays deep cuts, plays a song that he never played live before…now we are dancing on the edge of failure.

Walking on the line of, “This might work” and “This might not work”–that is where art begins.