Sources of Creative Inspiration

periodic table of bowie

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s an immersive experience that includes audio that changes based on where you are in the museum (similar to the beginning of the book Origin by Dan Brown). While there are a number of great things to take away from the exhibit… Continue Reading >

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The Boss Dances Like a BOSS!

This isn’t your standard dance video, more of an awesome story. From the YouTube description: California Conservation Corps members Antwon McCoy and Leonard Patton aren’t just hard workers. They are also very good dancers who have taught their big nature nerd/mountain man boss (John Griffith) more than a few dance moves (song is Ay Ladies… Continue Reading >

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Bobby McFerrin Talks About Improv

Friend and play guru Bernie DeKoven shared this great video of singer Bobby McFerrin talking about improvisation. A few important points from the video: The important thing is just to start. After that, your momentum will carry you through. Practice, practice, practice. Our minds will fill in the blanks, we don’t have to provide everything… Continue Reading >

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The Musicality of Words

“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music… Continue Reading >

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You Don’t Suck

Even if what you’re trying to create isn’t great, the fact that you’re creating IS great… Continue Reading >

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