Creatives obsess with how other successful creators do their work. Witness the 2013 bestseller Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. But instead of focusing on the productive habits of successful artists, author Ellen Weinstein highlights their oddities. Her book Recipes for Good Luck: The Superstitions, Rituals, and Practices of Extraordinary People contains some fascinating and funny habits. […]
In addition to being one of the greatest GIFs of all time, this fan-created GIF also helped launch Brainfeeder’s film division. And then there’s the fact that two music geniuses were born on the same day, October 7. Happy birthday to Flying Lotus and Thom Yorke!
Whether you pronounce GIF with a soft or hard “G,” GIF can be described as a type of format, just like the Jpeg or MP3. With the likes of Apple’s Live feature, Instagram’s Boomerang and Google’s Motion Stills app, making GIFs is easier than ever, turning them into into their own respectable, artful medium. Giphy is the […]
Inspiration is not a prerequisite for creativity. In fact, it confounds what making things is all about—a dedication to the craft. If you only work when you’re inspired, you’ll get nothing done. Inspiration doesn’t strike all day, nor should you have to build it up to get started. Do the work Inspiration can be a […]
Some newness from the Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
“Make no mistake new artists you discover on #Spotify will no[t] get paid. Meanwhile shareholders will shortly being rolling in it. Simples.” Back to downloads, copies. It’s the only way to respectfully pay for music. Or this: iTunes Radio is also going to help drive incremental download sales, which is of course, as Apple tries […]
“When bankers get together they talk about art. When artists get together, they talk about money.” – Oscar Wilde (via Thom Yorke)”
“I mean what’s weird about putting a record out now […] it’s just the fact of volume, literally the shear volume of stuff that gets put out. It’s like this huge frickin’ waterfall and you’re just throwing your pebble in and it carries on down the waterfall and that’s that. Right, okay, next.” — Thom […]
Some of my favorite quotes: Tortured often seems the only way to do things early on, but that in itself becomes tired. Just being looser in your thinking allows you to avoid fixed ideas. Thom Yorke also surfs.