There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was...– “Adaptation” (via quote-book) Had a really inspiring conversation with flipped eye poets last night, over dinner. Many of the poets around the table are well established, and also exist as community artists - they have personal agendas that drive their work beyond the desire for fame or notoriety;...
This weekend’s music post comes courtesy of...
What information consumes is rather obvious: It consumes the attention of its...– Herbert A. Simon, 1971 Possibly the most concise description of our modern struggle. (via lkt)
People are fascinating and photography is my excuse to see as many sides of the...– From an interview with Reed young on Space Miner. Yet another photography=poetry quote.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-24) →
Lusine (19) Portico Quartet (19) Mendelayev (19) Kira Neris (14) Saphryn Follicle (14) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
One cannot both experience and document something at the same time. This crisis,...– Eric William Carroll, ‘The Crisis Of Experience’, 2009 via MULL IT OVER
When what you do is what you love, you’re able to invest more effort and...– Seth’s Blog: Maybe you can’t make money doing what you love To the poets I know, that’s not to say that you can’t make money from your art. But it’s a great reminder to be careful about the way you go about it… (via http://www.alesserphotographer.com)
If you have to hit, hit hard. Try to look at the sky at least once a day. Learn...– Execupundit.com: Random Thoughts
I hear a line, a fragment of language that holds conflict, contradiction,...– Hearing first drafts - Bobulate Also, from the same article referenced in the Bobulate post: “When I formally look for a subject I see what I’ve seen before, hear what I have heard before, think as I thought before. I continually read my response to ordinary life: what surprises me,...
To celebrate the end of the week: The Dodos, filmed at Soirée de Poche sometime last year. Doesn’t hurt that it looks as good as it sounds. (Posted with a nod to Popwuping).
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to...– E.E Cummings (via quote-book)
I just browsed through my recent posts and realised how much I’ve been “reblogging” recently. My name isn’t quote-book (purveyor of fine, recyclable content) - if you see more quotes and reblogs here than anything else, then I’m busy doing other things, which translates as me being a lazy blogger. Forgive me. To make up, in part, some news: I’m planning to run...
Making models →
Zinsser on having models: We all need models. Bach needed a model; Picasso needed a model. Make a point of reading writers who are doing the kind of writing you want to do. (Many of them write for The New Yorker.) Study their articles clinically. Try to figure out how they put their words and sentences together. Study not just others’ writing, but their entire process. How do they write press...
But don’t just sit there and tell everyone how much you care; you’re only going...– matt langer - Haiti. Translation: do something real.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-17) →
Pogo (55) Dimlite (18) Black Jazz Consortium (11) The Album Leaf (6) BOP (6) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Perhaps Plato got it wrong. Rather than banishing poets from a healthy republic,...– Amichai and Nasrallah: Poets of Abraham | Robert Peake
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can...– Mary Kay Ash (via quote-book)
Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.– Michael Caine
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-10) →
Lusine (20) Machine Drum (17) Foolk (15) Tstewart (13) Dimlite (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above...– James Cameron Double-edged sword, that one…
If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.– Albert Einstein
Dimlite – Roo (A dedication) (via Nutriot) A short piece from “the best album that never was” - Dimlite’s aborted 3rd longplayer. Looking forward to the release of the EP. Until then, this helps plug the gap…
Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something,...– Nora Ephron (via bookscakesnkisses) (via booklover) (via libraryland) (via cornerhouse)
Danielle: So, pookie, what's it like being alive?
The Kid: Oh mama! It's AAA-MAZ-ing! If I were a telephone, I'd be ringin' all the time!
Always read with a pen in hand. The pen should be used both mark the text you...– Mandy Brown | Quotes on Design There’s a side of my brain that treats each book I own as a hallowed object that must be preserved. It’s probably the same side that drives me to purchase more books than I’ll ever be able to read (or is that just blind optimism?); that cringes when...
The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but...– John Ruskin
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-3) →
Portico Quartet (54) Lusine (45) Saphryn Follicle (28) Dorian Concept (23) Dimlite (22) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
In a fragmented world, we want our lives to matter. And one important way we...– Frank Chimero has a blog. Nice little post from Frank Chimero, in response to Twyla Tharp’s ‘The Collaborative Habit’. Certainly has me thinking about ‘meaning’ in relation to the work I do.
Ryan Lobo on storytelling “through the lens of compassion”.
Stef Eye aka Saphryn Follicle. I think I just fell...