Yep… and this isn’t even half of it… =(

Yup. Make the music you love; fuck the critics.

Here is the song in question:

http://youtu.be/Bu_NEFpri0g

zenpencils:

BILL WATTERSON ‘A cartoonist’s advice’


…works for musicians too. =)
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What is Creative Commons?
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soundcloud:

What is Creative Commons?

Get some clarity on our blog:  http://snd.sc/1bNe4p3

image courtesy of http://creativecommons.org/

You may well make your first — and best — art from the things you most wish wouldn’t happen. Everything worthwhile has a strong feeling in it, which means if you’re going to make great stuff, you’re going to have strong feelings. This is part of why people associate artistic types with moody outbursts or temper tantrums or lying around saying, ‘Oh life!’ And it’s sort of true.
Just a reminder from NPR’s Linda Holmes to stay weird, kids. Seriously, we need you. (via nprmusic)

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=)

NPR's Planet Money - Episode 468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers
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nprmusic:

We live in a society full of people who are obsessed with making sure that prices are right and supply meets demand. And then there’s the live-music business. NPR’s Planet Money talked to Kid Rock about how he’s trying to cut scalpers out of the business — and still sell cheap tickets to his shows.

npr:

Isn’t being stuck on the tarmac a drag? Not when you have the Philadelphia Orchestra on board with you. Read more at NPR’s The Two-Way.

This is why you never tell a musician to check there instrument under the plane!

Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential-as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth. You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.
Bill Watterson

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So true… go make the music that you want to to make!

Pretty much. :)

Pretty much. :)

Is “work” actually “play” if I am having fun?

Is “work” actually “play” if I am having fun?

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photojojo:

No, that’s not some fancy CGI, it’s what happens to water in response to a special audio frequency. By allowing the water to pass through the sound wave, it forms shapes that seem completely unreal.
Watch This: Water Takes the Shape of Sound Waves
via Notcot

This is pretty damn cool.

wired:

photojojo:

No, that’s not some fancy CGI, it’s what happens to water in response to a special audio frequency. By allowing the water to pass through the sound wave, it forms shapes that seem completely unreal.

Watch This: Water Takes the Shape of Sound Waves

via Notcot

This is pretty damn cool.

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995

(via fiftyfootshadows)

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True for music too. :)

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nprmusic:

Dave Grohl talks to All Things Considered about the recording studio and console that changed his career. Hear the interview and stream the soundtrack to his new documentary, Sound City: Real to Reel via NPR’s First Listen.

abbeyroad:

Abbey Road’s Jonathan Allen on the experimental techniques used in recording and mixing the soundtrack for Les Misérables, winner of a BAFTA for sound.

nprmusic:

Pretty sure that’s General Grievous and his robot band playing Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.”

Nothing like a little Motorhead to start off the new year. :)