Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Hollow Emptiness of Personalised Content

We were told that, in time, the online world would get to know our habits, our likes, dislikes and viewpoint so accurately that they would place content in front of us that would be exactly what we wanted to read … Continue reading

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The Number One Creative Idea for Starving Artists – Don’t Work for Free

It’s all about respect.  If people ask you to work for free, you have a choice.  You can do it, if you support the goal of those asking, you believe in their project passionately and you want to donate your … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequences of Encouragement

Some time ago, it occurred to me that while society is pretty obsessed with celebrating the successful (in fact, it’s pretty much all we celebrate), it’s not quite so willing to encourage people that aren’t successful yet to become successful … Continue reading

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Every Artist Should Watch This

Just watch it, ok? http://www.npr.org/event/music/173331505/dave-grohls-sxsw-2013-keynote-speech (Dave Grohl’s SXSW Keynote speech) Here is the full text of the speech, lifted from: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohls-sxsw-keynote-speech-the-complete-text-20130315 Dave Grohl delivered his keynote speech on Thursday at SXSW, urging musicians to find “your voice” and recounting how he … Continue reading

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Emergent Themes

Art is an interesting discipline.  If you stick at it long enough, you assemble a body of work and after a while, you can look back on that body of work, in order to try to discern some kind of … Continue reading

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Just Pretend

Here’s something I re-learned from the Voiceover community recently.  When we were kids, we played.  We didn’t worry too much about how we played.  There was no analysis or anxiety about it.  We just did it.  We never concerned ourselves … Continue reading

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There’s Always Room for Outstanding

I’ve heard it said that there is no point in writing yet another book on a subject matter that has been well covered already, or in recording an album, because there are millions of albums already on offer, or painting … Continue reading

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