September 12, 2014 at 3:23pm
Someone told me some secrets early on about living. You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed. No matter what it is, no matter what your job is, the more relaxed you are, the better you are.
— Bill Murray
September 11, 2014 at 6:47pm
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
— Chuck Palahniuk
Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can — that is their secret.
— Herman Hesse
If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.
There is a piece of received wisdom that says that the most creative people are often odd, or irritating, eccentric, damaged, difficult. That along with enormous creativity come certain deficits in humanity or decency. We are familiar with this trope in our business: Mozart, Van Gogh, Tarantino, Eminem.
— Meryl Streep
September 10, 2014 at 2:27am
Music is always action–reaction. It works in cycles. Rock n’ roll did, disco did, people want something fresh and exciting and then they get tired of it and they go for the opposite.
— David Guetta
Why is Music Moving So Slow Right Now?
I don’t know if it’s my age or whatever else is going on in my life, but it definitely feels like music is in a weird place right now. Usually you have these sort of tentpole things, big album releases that everyone — fans, media, artists — galvanizes themselves around.
But I can’t help but feel like there hasn’t been a big album release in quite a while. At least not one that anyone has really cared about. If anything, I would say Yeezus was the last one to really really matter like that.
Has the well run dry?
September 9, 2014 at 5:34pm
John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815). Watson and the Shark, ca. 1778. #metmuseum
The life you might save might be mine.
— James Dean