Monthly Archives: July 2012

14 More Ideas for Daydreaming

One of the most visited posts in this blog is the “25 Ideas for Daydreaming” (https://tropicaltheartist.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/25-ideas-for-daydreaming/) piece that I wrote quite some time ago.  I remember I was feeling quite under the weather when I wrote it, nursing a heavy … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Recognition

Last night, the world changed forever.  I didn’t think I would ever see the like.  For the first and only time that I can remember, some outstanding creative achievements and, indeed, creativity itself, was celebrated, in a long overdue, brilliant, … Continue reading

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This is Post Number 335

As this is post number 335, in my series “Creative Ideas for Starving Artists”, I thought I would post something apposite.  My guitar playing friends will understand this. Here’s to my guitar playing friends all over the world!

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Creative Miracles

I’ve noticed something.  This could just be my perceptions, so they carry my biases and some admitted sampling error and you can dismiss this observation out of hand, as if it were anecdotal, but I’ve noticed something I think is … Continue reading

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Time To Up Our Game?

Today, this article appeared on my timeline: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-ca-film-novelty-20120715,0,4176050.story The crux of the article was that the younger generation no longer regard movies as art, but rather as disposable fashion items.  They never watch the old movies anymore.  Black and white … Continue reading

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A Body of Work

Here’s the thing about the internet.  There is a lot of music out there and a lot of it sounds half finished.  Promising, but not of the quality and finish we have come to expect of the best artists.  So, … Continue reading

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Creativity and Survival

Every now and then, you read something that challenges your assumptions and makes you rethink your beliefs.  This article was one case in point:  http://www.context.org/iclib/ic27/orr/ . What struck me about this article, which dates back to 1991, was that it … Continue reading

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