@HutchbBen – What’s your favourite memory of working on the Beatles’ Abbey Road album?
Een goed verhaal, dit is er eentje: Went to Mexico to buy barbiturates for a humane and peaceful death.
In 2008 werd de vraag “How did you find your passion?” op MetaFilter gedropt. Met als resultaat een fijne lange pagina met alle antwoorden.
One of the real dangers of doing the kind of thing that we do, where people let you do whatever you want and you have money, is burnout. You go too far; there’s no one there to stop you; you keep going; you keep working on things. So I have to learn, and even sort of create artificial boundaries so that doesn’t happen. And nowadays because of computers, because of a variety of things, there’s an unlimited palette of techniques that you can use. And if you don’t rule certain things in and certain things out — put it this way, it’s helpful for me.
Walter Becker of Steely Dan
The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs.
Het hoogtepunt van de populaire muziekcultuur ligt achter ons. Ik zeg niet dat er geen fantastische dingen meer gemaakt worden, alleen zijn ze veel minder belangrijk, ze hebben veel minder impact, omdat jongeren overal met een muisklik aan kunnen. De magie die in mijn jeugd rond muziek hing, is weg.
— Anton Corbijn / De Standaard
We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
— Buckminster Fuller
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