Monthly Archives: October 2014

Despised for Your Talent

We’re encouraged to try to become outstanding.  Being outstanding is supposed to be a good thing.  It’s valuable.  It’s a unique quality that enables you to create a life, as an artist, because you provide something that simply isn’t available … Continue reading

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Be Nice To Your Band Mates

One thing I have noticed about bands that break up is that it usually has nothing to do with musical differences, though that is the oft-cited reason why a band has met its demise.  The truth of the matter reveals … Continue reading

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Focus, Insight, Creativity and Depression

What’s the use of melancholy and melancholic feelings?  If depression and negative thoughts are so bad, you would have thought that evolution would have selected those prone to it out of the gene pool, by now.  After all, there’s an … Continue reading

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Too Creative

Have you ever felt that you were just too darned creative?  No, I didn’t think so.  People who are creative always feel a wish to be even more creative than they are, or to have extra energy to accomplish all … Continue reading

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Vignettes from the Future

This is an unusual struggle, as artistic struggles go.  I’ve heard it said (and they’re probably right) that everybody who succeeds at what they choose to do has a very clear sense of their victory, long before it happens.  They … Continue reading

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Watching and Learning

One of the best things I ever learned was that if you want to know how to do something, ask if you can watch and learn from somebody that already knows how to do it.  There is a lot to … Continue reading

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Have You Noticed?

So many human interactions are enhanced by paying attention.  Indeed, the opposite is also true.  A human interaction can be rendered utterly worthless, bereft of content and destroyed forever, if you don’t pay attention. I’m increasingly of the opinion that … Continue reading

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