Somewhere along the way a disconnect has grown between the fans of an artist and the artist herself. The image takes over, we feel entitled to something more than a CD and a great cover photo. We expect them to agree with out politics, live our approved lifestyles, and support our chosen causes. We expect them to be perfect every single day.
It takes an enormous amount of work to create a single piece of music, yet we are working and living in a market that places almost no financial value on recorded music. Part of the reason for this is that their is so much music out there. Being heard in the chaos is not so hard but being remembered for more than three minutes and twenty seconds can take some serious work.