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Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

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Protected: “Nevermind the mule…

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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Protected: A Week In The Life. ***Guest Blogger: Lars***

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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Q1: Did you know…

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

… Joan Jett’s biggest hit was/is a cover?

A1: Yeah, me neither.

Q2: Do you care?

A2: see A1

Ah well, if she was an inspiration for The Donnas, I am ok with that.

The guitarist reminds me of Johnny Thunders (prolly not a coincidence).

I said HIT IT!

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Saturday, June 8th, 2013

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Working with Constraints

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Wow. Here’s an entertaining video that I stumbled upon quite accidentally.  It’s some guy covering a fun (and dance-inducing) tune from Daft Punk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6NDY8FSr9M

A song this good, made with the constraint of one solitary musician’s talent, makes me think of how oftentimes constraints can actually foster creativity.

When the video above is over, hear The White Stripes succinctly express that sentiment with this song:

Sometimes we need to keep our rooms small and our ideas big (and not get distracted with superfluous options).

Constraints, in whatever we do, can force us to use our limited resources, whatever they may be, to focus on what’s important. Would Picasso’s Guernica be better with some colors? Would A Farewell to Arms be better with more adjectives?

Ok, there’s certainly a limit to how far one can take this “constraint appreciation,” as I agree that “nothing destroys the spirit like poverty.”**

Thanks for abiding my poorly-articulated quasi-philosophical ramblings.

Oh, and should you be compelled to leave a comment (I do like getting comments), please comment here; not on Facebook. I no longer read Facebook because, well…

“… if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”*

I think it was starting to make me more stupider.

:)

*It sounds better in German: “Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.” –Nietzsche

**Oh snap, did I just quote Jane Austen? Yep, I’ve definitely gotten more stupider.