@HutchbBen – What’s your favourite memory of working on the Beatles’ Abbey Road album?
Alan Parsons: Working with Paul on Oh Darlin’ – he would come in at 2pm every day and sing it a couple of times until he finally got the take he liked.
Een goed verhaal, dit is er eentje:
Went to Mexico to buy barbiturates for a humane and peaceful death.
Decided that if I was gonna die anyway I might as well fuck a prostitute before it was all over. After that a cab driver offered to sell me cocaine. One thing lead to another, and I got a room above a whore house equipped with a heart shaped bed, a stripper pole, and a hot tub.
Spent a full week snorting coke off tits, popping pain meds, drinking tequila, eating handfuls of Viagra to fight the whiskey/coke dick, and had three FFM threesomes.
Somewhere in the midst of my coke-fueled orgy, I decided life wasn’t so bad after all.
Avoid the pointless activity of defining yourself. That’s not your job. Your job is to be and do the things that you want to be defined by.
In 2008 werd de vraag “How did you find your passion?” op MetaFilter gedropt. Met als resultaat een fijne lange pagina met alle antwoorden.
Is die zoektocht naar passie ook jouw nachtrustverstoorder? Welnu, dan heb ik nieuws voor je! Want al in 2008 werd de vraag “How did you find your passion?” op MetaFilter gedropt. Met als resultaat een fijne lange pagina met alle antwoorden.
How have you figured out what your passion(s) is/are in life, and how have you translated that into a successful career involving your passion(s)? I am intentionallly not including details about myself and my situation because I don’t really want specific suggestions about what might be good career directions for myself or what interesting areas I might pursue. I’m looking more for concrete examples of what steps you’ve taken to find out what drives you, and how you were able to make a career out of that.
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.
Fagen always seemed to be singing with one eyebrow raised.
We no longer need millions of fans to create a meaningful career in music, as long as we’re smart about the steps we take, honest with ourselves about the artists we truly are, and unafraid to commit to being those artists, 100% of the time.
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.
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. It’s the same thing, fear, but it’s what you do with it that matters.
“De magie die in mijn jeugd rond muziek hing, is weg.”
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.
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.
Zijn tijd ver vooruit?