… or perhaps scream?

A horn playing friend brought this to my attention via Facebook. (Thanks, Alex!)

How about becoming a musician for a stress free job (I had a link here but it has been removed; see note below), eh?! Clearly whoever wrote this has no idea what it’s like to be a musician. Yikes! (This is from “Buzzle.com: Intelligent Life on the Web” … um … yeah, sure.)

Orchestra Musician
We all will sing in unison when it comes to support the fact that music is pure stress relief. Yes, all music lovers and musicians pour out their daily anxiety, stress and tension in the creative upsurge of music. As an orchestra musician, one is under no hurry of job timings or hectic work schedules. With peace in mind and heart, musicians create pulsating music, that is intellectually and spiritually satisfying for them. Stress is indeed, a creative process for them that inspires them to work better. Orchestra musicians enjoy stability, good salary and satisfaction of life in music. The orchestra musicians earn an annual salary of USD 50,000 TO USD 110,000 depending on the geographical location. This is one of the most stress free jobs that gives you job satisfaction.

Truth: this job I have brings me satisfaction.
Lie: good salary of $50,000 to $100,000? Um. Not for a lot of us!

… and of course it is most definitely not stress-free. Really.

But this is just so darn hysterical it’s ridiculous! And it sort of makes me angry too. But only a little, because I’m so free of stress I don’t get all that angry these days.

I do think this might be one of those articles that is merely to get high up on google and get more attention. Those sorts of articles don’t really care about truth, and of course this one will receive tons of hits from musicians who are up in arms about it. Maybe the best solution is to NOT click on the link, so I’m removing it!


  1. I thought it was strange that there were no comments below this grossly inaccurate article. However, if you add a comment you’ll see all the other comments from angry musicians. Don’t bother to add a comment though. You can see them here: http://www.buzzle.com/comments/330455-1.html

  2. I won’t click on the link any longer, as we are just giving this site tons of hits that put it at the top of google. But I’m sure enough people HAVE commented! Pretty darn crazy!