Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone 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 years 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 went 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 its 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 will finish one story. It is 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 awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
Whatever you really really really want; you get. And whatever you really really really don’t want; you get. Because whatever your mind is focusing on is what you pull into your life.
This set is absolute bliss… I’m kicking myself so hard for not going to see them perform when they came here. I really hope they don’t take this video down. (Edit: The video URL of the original post was in fact taken down but I found another one)
Because Jack White was right.
"Our relationship with the industry is more fragmented and there are more pipelines for consumption than ever before. We have access to and are familiar with more artists than we can keep up with. "
There’s lots of really good takeaways from this article.
This can make a guitar sound like an organ. Good, I suck at playing keyboards anyway.