MS forwarded me this link because it talked about social media and creation, but the entire write up was brain-feeding and thought-provoking, and worth sharing. So this is the only link I’m posting, and I hope you’ll read this and tell me what you think: John Mayer 2011 Clinic – “Manage the Temptation to Publish Yourself”.
I found a number of things to think about in this article, particularly:
The Idea of “Right Time, Right Place”
“Not true! That would be true if you only played one show for your entire life. Then, the mathematical construct would make sense that you have to be in the right time at the right place. Forget about right time right place – it doesn’t exist! You create your place and you create your time through what you’re doing. It’s not about getting your foot in the door or meeting a person and them giving you an opportunity. Doesn’t exist. Does. Not. Exist. Nobody is going to sign you at a record company anymore – they’re not in the business of building an artist from scratch anymore. You got to bring them what you already have. “
Say what you will about the relative past douchenuggetry of John Mayer, some of the things he’s quoted as saying are pretty profound for a guy who wears a neon green banana hammock. (pop-up link – NSFW!)