Monthly Archives: July 2011

Spent

Every now and then, even when you have lots of brilliant and exciting, creative projects on the go, your creative batteries go flat.  At times like these, you need to step away from the easel, put down the guitar, close … Continue reading

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The Pressures of Obscurity

We are always reading how this star or that has succumbed to the pressures of fame and done something stupid or self-destructive, or worse still, career-limiting.  I’m sure being in the public eye is an extraordinarily difficult thing.  People expect … Continue reading

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The Unconscious Artist

This is not a post about inebriates so awash with self-abusing substances that they have lapsed into a coma.  It’s about that part of your brain that does the work of creating, innovating and surprising even yourself, when you are … Continue reading

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Two Pivotal Concerts

Music has always been important to me.  Ever since I was a small kid, I was always making music, starting off with toy instruments and empty pineapple tins, graduating to acoustic guitar and finally to an electric band.  My band … Continue reading

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25 Inspiring Things

When somebody you know does something amazing that you didn’t expect them to do or you didn’t even expect they would be capable of doing Things children make with their own two hands Friends that finally enjoy success in their … Continue reading

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What Do We Value?

What do we value?  It seems obvious at first, but the more you think about it, the more contradictions you will discover.  I’ve been wrestling with this post for days, trying to get it to gel and coalesce in my … Continue reading

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The Bitter Truth

Artists everywhere, for the sake of yourselves and for everybody that appreciates your art, please heed this: Drugs are not actually good for you. No human being can, in reality, withstand living the life of the mythical, stereotypical, tragic, tortured … Continue reading

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