Previous Posts: Uncategorized / General: December 2016

A World Awaited And A World Attained Dept.

To ring out the old (and busted) and ring in the new, I share with you a note penned just after WWII. I think you will find it as fitting as I did....


To ring out the old (and busted) and ring in the new, I share with you a note penned just after WWII. I think you will find it as fitting as I did.

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Tags: history philosophy sociology


Inexpertise Dept.

On the idea: "It was better when I didn't really know what I was doing."


I've come to believe most any writer has periods when they say to themselves, "It was better when I didn't really know what I was doing."

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Tags: Cecil Taylor creativity Lester Bangs Robert Rauschenberg


Halt And Catch Fire Dept.

"PC" stands for "Persnickety Computer."


It's a good thing I got up early yesterday morning, because I lost nearly an hour of my day when my computer sullenly decided not to boot.

Actually — boot, nothing. The blasted thing wouldn't even POST.

Given that this machine is a custom-built job that cost me upwards of a thousand dollars, I was not looking forward to the idea of replacing it the week before flipping Christmas.

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Tags: computers technology


Let's Do It Again (And Again, And Again) Dept.

"When audiences clamor for a sequel, what they’re really doing is expressing their enthusiasm for the movie they just saw."


Robert Zemeckis on sequels:

Roger Rabbit Sequel Won't Happen, Director Explains Why

Most sequels, you’re behind the eight-ball on them. When audiences clamor for a sequel, what they’re really doing is expressing their enthusiasm for the movie they just saw. And that means they’ll have a love-hate relationship with whatever comes next, because they want it to be the same movie, but different. If it’s too similar, they don’t like it. And if it’s too different, they really don’t like it. There’s nothing more difficult.

Emphasis mine.

I think I've told this story before, but here goes. My feelings about sequels, like my feelings about almost everything creative, can be dropped into one of two buckets: the feelings I have about other peoples' work, and the feelings I have about my own work.

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Tags: creativity creators Robert Zemeckis sequels



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