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Creativity is Fragile

Some people think great creative works fall from the sky abundantly, like rain, rather than being being the unique and irreplaceable products of literally years of preparation, training and work, that means each one can never be replicated ever again. … Continue reading

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I Think I Might Have Two Brains

Does anybody else experience this?  You’re in the midst of cooking a meal, having a bath, eating or brushing your teeth and all of a sudden, part of your brain thinks, “I’ve just had a brilliant idea that must be … Continue reading

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Celebrity and Artistry

It seems to me that, as the economy has become increasingly unequal, most fields of human endeavour have reduced to a “winner takes all” contest, where the winner gets all the spoils and the rest barely subsist.  I’ve noticed this … Continue reading

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I’m Still Not What I Had in Mind

Many artists, myself especially included, live life with a peculiar, pestilent dissatisfaction.  It’s the feeling that all is not as you would wish it to be.  Essentially, the feeling can best be described as not yet being the artist you … Continue reading

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First Takes, First Drafts and Alla Prima Painting

I’ve come to a realisation.  Most of the art I make is presented as it came out.  I rarely go back and correct or edit.  Everything is more or less as it happened.  I need to understand why that has … Continue reading

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A Kind of Fraud

I’ve been reading behind-the-scenes recollections and reminiscences of life as a top-flight, session, studio musician, in the 1960s and 1970s, lately.  There is something that intensely disquiets me about that whole era and the way that popular music was produced … Continue reading

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Knowing What You Don’t Know

I’ve been a guitar player for a very long time, but each and every day, I discover something else I don’t know how to play.  It is this acquisition of knowledge that turns out to be the main challenge, in … Continue reading

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