Originally Posted by PlaysAJunker
I think good playing is more about playing good stuff than the mechanics of playing good stuff.
Mechanics sorts themselves out if you simply practice.
Being tasteful (aka playing "good @#$%") is something you try to improve on for the rest of your life.
My guess is that skateboarding is more (by far) about the mechanics (landing the kickflip) than the artistry (do I follow the kickflip with the double-ollie?).
(I slept in a Holiday Inn Express and then played THPS3 for two months straight - I had to go into thumb therapy)
Dude, Tony Hawk is the most successful dope dealer on the planet. Hawking (no pun intended) Mountain Dew and video games. Both sugary soft drinks and video games work on the same part of the brain that Crack does.
About artistry versus technique check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbSbbY5ibas
I see the technical side of it. But to me it is also like watching dance. To me the technique is merely a means that leads to self expression.
Also on that same note. I remember being a teenager (about 20 years ago) watching Ski, Skate, and Snowboard videos with the sound turned off improvising a soundtrack to what was going on on the screen.
If you limit your inspiration to music you will limit your music.