Monthly Archives: May 2014

Beyond Burnout

Nobody says this, but it’s true.  Because we live amongst insane, megalomaniacal, over-zealous devotees of an economic religion that consumes human beings for profit, people will tell you that there is no such thing as burnout. The DSM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagnostic_and_Statistical_Manual_of_Mental_Disorders ), … Continue reading

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Dismantling Versus Demolishing

There are two ways of taking something apart. The first way is to dismantle, where you take care of the pieces you are taking apart, noting the sequence and preserving the small fasteners and anything the thing you are dismantling … Continue reading

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Show, Don’t Tell

We’re always encouraged to seek feedback and to tailor what we make, in our art, to what the people want.  It’s tempting to think that you can just go and ask them, take note of their answers and simply provide … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes of Music

I promised my friend I would write this.  My friend sent me a link to something incredible, yesterday.  This is the link I was sent:  http://bushytunes.bandcamp.com/ “Looks innocuous enough”, I thought.  Little did I realise that I was about to … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes

We all know they do it and they know that we know they do it, yet they still do it.  I’m talking about the fashion and beauty magazines and advertisers that use Photoshop to digitally airbrush photographs of real human … Continue reading

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Transitions

As much as you prepare for it and lay the groundwork, when you are actually in transition between what you used to do and the thing you finally had to do, before it was too late, you find that there … Continue reading

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The Rough Lonely Planet Guide to Nirvana

It can happen.  I sincerely hope it happens to you.  You might finally get a chance to live the artistic life you always dreamed about, even if only temporarily.  You will have reached Nirvana.  When you get there, you might … Continue reading

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