We live in an age where everyone wants to be interesting. We’re all posting photos and videos and tweets in the hope people will pay attention. But this is a two-way street. The best possible way to be interesting is to be interested in what others are doing. Share what excites you, what inspires you.Continue reading “talk less, listen more”
Category Archives: music
one man’s opportunity is another man’s trap
If James Murphy hadn’t turned down a job on the Seinfeld writing staff, he wouldn’t have started LCD Soundsystem.
why mean when you could just be quiet?
I was listening to the radio the other day and the DJ asked, “Where do trolls come from?” She meant, of course, the cyberbullies who leave scathing commentary in the comments section. Easy answer: the troll is the person who uses their hatred of something as a distraction from pursuing their own work. It’s soContinue reading “why mean when you could just be quiet?”
Isn’t it strange we don’t pay to own things anymore? It used to be that if you loved a movie or a record, you went to the store and bought it. You could hold the DVD or CD in your hands. You took it home with you. You could play it whenever and wherever youContinue reading “digital libraries”
if you want to write songs, write songs
I had an interesting conversation today. I met a woman who described herself as a songwriter. She told me she’d been in Los Angeles for five years, trying to work in the music industry. She works at a recording studio, for a producer who has worked with a bunch of musicians we’ve all heard of.Continue reading “if you want to write songs, write songs”
spending my days
Thought I’d share a few thing I’m using to pass the recent days. Movies: Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943) – The greatest cinematic crossover event in history. Don’t @ me. Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) Revenge of The Creature (1956) – yikes… Frankenstein (1931) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) The Wolf Man (1941) –Continue reading “spending my days”