After reading a bit about the advanced theory, one might ask, "What about those artists who start out overt and stay that way?" Well, just because someone doesn't become advanced doesn't mean they aren't good. "Overt" is not a synonym for "bad." But there is a particular type of genius that takes a path that leads to the state of being that we call advanced. These geniuses are those that have been seen with (at some point) long hair in the back, dark sunglasses, and a black leather jacket. They talk a lot about rock'n'roll and make career moves that few people understand. They embrace technology, world music and new artists. They feature their own image on the covers of their albums. They release lots of live records. All others are overt.