Tag Archives: Obscurity

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s the Struggle That Fuels Your Art

I found this link in a tweet by Russell Brand, earlier in the week: http://truegoodbeautiful.com/uncategorized/the-catastrophe-of-success-by-tennessee-williams/ It’s an essay by Tennessee Williams about the catastrophe of success.  What he discovered, after years of obscurity, was that success made it nearly impossible … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Anonymous Genius in the Crowd

Something interesting about the Olympics is that people can be plucked out of relative obscurity and changed into national heroes and celebrities in the space of a few seconds.  Why is that?  Surely these people were outstanding at what they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Pressures of Obscurity

We are always reading how this star or that has succumbed to the pressures of fame and done something stupid or self-destructive, or worse still, career-limiting.  I’m sure being in the public eye is an extraordinarily difficult thing.  People expect … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment