Moday Motivation: 3/16/09

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’ ”
-Jim Jarmusch

Here’s Justin Osborne playing a movement of Tansman’s Cavatina. I go to school with Justin and he’s a great player–has a ridiculous left hand.

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  • strange_dude


    Do we really need a wikipedia advertisement for your blog?

    • Chris

      considering there are other sites linked in the wiki article on classical guitar that are similar to mine, I would say I’m well within my rights to include it. There’s a lot of information and interviews on here, with more being added every week. And it’s not an advertisement, merely a link at the bottom in the “external links” section. I don’t see a problem with it, but apparently others do. But I would think that if you’re planning on taking my site off of there, think carefully about the other links that are left.

      Feel free to take it off. I give up. And I don’t have time to re-add it every time.


  • strange_dude

    Nice reply! Thanks.

    Lets see your site grow and mature and who knows, I might even find the one or other post to be of value… etc.