10.13.11 : Nashville, TN (Taken with instagram)
andrew dawson heringer
new album o’ da day : alexander by alexander ebert (solo album from the lead singer of edward sharp)
g’damn this new adele is some great pop music.
this is totally pieced together and paraphrased but still brilliant.
nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple year you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase; they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work wen through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It’s only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone i’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take awhile. You just gotta fight your way through.
you can watch the actual interview and dialogue here: http://youtu.be/BI23U7U2aUY
late may snow showers
: tv on the radio
my good friend spencer williams recommended i watch the movie exit through the gift shop which gives a look into the world of modern street artists. after doing a bit of research on the subject im really intrigued by these artists - esp. “banksy” (whose art is below and found at his website). though it looks as if it’s become somewhat of a trendy thing with the kids these days to be interested in the street art culture - it strikes a genuine chord with me as an artist and as a viewer. for me, any art that influences people to take a step back and think about the world around them has merit - though i also understand that it is vandalism and unwanted for most the building owners. all in all - i think the world is a better place with these artistic visions being seen/heard.