Tag Archives: Encouragement

Bringing Your “A” Game to Collaborations

There is an unconscionably cruel joke which asks, “Was Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?” to which the riposte is, “The world?  He wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles!” For those that aren’t aware, it’s a … Continue reading

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Chasing Your Tail

Have you ever seen a dog chase its own tail?  It’s a spectacle that is both bemusing and somewhat alarming.  Here is a supposedly sentient creature engaged in something that is utterly pointless and completely impossible.  If they ever catch … Continue reading

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It All Depends on How You Look at It

When I was a teenager, circa 1975, I had a band.  We liked to play loud and we practiced in the front rooms or garages of our parents’ houses.  Sometimes, if the weather was fine, we’d play on the back … Continue reading

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Appreciating is Good, Creating is Better

Something occurred to me, today.  It was in relation to music.  I had the thought that knowing how to make music is so much more satisfying than being a fan of music.  I’ve been a big fan of music all … Continue reading

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Because You Still Can

How many artists can you think of that were cut down in their prime, or rendered incapable of creating their art, prematurely?  I bet it’s a lot.  There are legions of examples.  Sudden illness, injury, misadventure or even death can … Continue reading

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Something to Consider

In the mid nineteen nineties, I lost my job.  The European Development Centre I was leading was closed down.  I could give you my first hand opinion for why that was, but as the reasons became the central point at … Continue reading

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Opportunities Lost

I may be wrong about this, but it seems to me that what I think of as the official “art establishment”, in Britain, is primarily geared toward encouragement of the consumption of art, not its creation.  If you try to … Continue reading

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