I USED TO THINK OF GEORGE MICHAEL AS BEING MECHANICAL, LIKE A SCIENTIST IN A WHITE COAT, WORKING IN A LABORATORY, CREATING PERFECT HARMONIES, AND ALL THE WHILE I WAS SECRETLY ADMIRING HIM. — BOY GEORGE Continue reading Boy George Quotation
DON’T PLAY WHAT’S THERE. PLAY WHAT’S NOT THERE. — MILES DAVIS Continue reading Miles Davis Quotation
I found this on YouTube just a few minutes ago. Note: I’m told that the use of the word ace as a verb, meaning to do something perfectly, originates in North America. The United States is where I’ve always heard the word used that way, and that’s how it’s intended in the bold print above this post. Continue reading Eric Clapton Aces it!
I’VE ACHIEVED WHAT EVERY ARTIST WANTS, WHICH IS THAT SOME OF THEIR WORK WILL OUTLIVE THEM. — GEORGE MICHAEL Continue reading One Year After George Michael’s Passing
I’m not sure what made me a writer. Part of it may be in the genes. One close relative was a writer, but he wasn’t sure where he got the talent or the basic inclination. Most of my blood relatives weren’t even readers, and they didn’t venture into other creative things. There were exceptions. Some of the women developed traditional female interests, such as sewing, embroidery and crocheting. They made beautiful things, and any knee-jerk feminist reaction to that would be a mistake. Those women were artists, in spite of the fact that their art was expected of them. One … Continue reading Trauma and Creativity
AT THAT POINT IN MY LIFE, I HAD TO COME CLEAN AND BE WHO I WAS. — GEORGE MICHAEL, ON HIS 1998 BEVERLY HILLS MEN’S ROOM ARREST (INTERVIEW ON PARKINSON, 2004) Continue reading Life Changes
I’D LOVE TO KNOCK THE AUDIENCE COLD WITH ONE NOTE, BUT WHAT DO YOU DO FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING? — ERIC CLAPTON Continue reading A Musician’s Wisdom
MY FRIENDS HAVE TRIED FOR YEARS TO GET THROUGH TO ME, AND I’M FINALLY FACING REALITY: PLAYING A KAZOO WELL REQUIRES MORE MUSICAL TALENT THAN I WILL EVER HAVE. Continue reading I Coulda Been a Musician. Or, Not.