Tag Archives: worries of artist

The Big, Dirty S Word

Dear Reader, I really didn’t want to do this. For so long, in fact since it came out, I have fought against the very idea of owning one. I told myself that I didn’t need it, that I believed in anti-conformity, that I didn’t want to be just like everyone else. I would see all the people… Continue Reading

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The Lighthouse Award. Or: What Does It Mean to Help People?

Dear Reader, Thanks to the brilliant Aya Walksfar (if you haven’t read her work, please do), I was recently nominated for a Lighthouse Award. Here are the guidelines: 1.) Display the Award Certificate on your blog. 2.) Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you. 3.) Inform your nominees of their… Continue Reading

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When the Inkwell Dries Up: Time Travel

Dear Reader, It would be a great thrill if we could go back to the past on a giant time travel machine, especially if we were not subject to the consequences of the dizzying, disorienting effects that I imagine come with traveling back in time in a tiny, tight machine. As for now, there seems… Continue Reading

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When the Inkwell Dries Up: Exercise

Dear Reader, I used to question and doubt the existence of writer’s block. That was before I started to go through prolonged periods of feeling like I had nothing to say. While I now do believe in writer’s block, I also believe that there are certain steps one can take to get through this period,… Continue Reading

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The Free Promotion Blog Post

Dear Reader, I always feel strange trying to promote myself on my blog, since most of my blog posts concern my own interests, thoughts, and questions (in other words, it’s already plastered by my presence). I am also not that much of a marketer. I feel like this is sometimes a problem with artists (if I… Continue Reading

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Recording with the Deceased: Is it Right?

Dear Reader, There is a rather great collaboration between Amy Winehouse and Nas called “Like Smoke”. If you are fans of either artist, I would advise listening to it. It only took two tries or so before it clicked with me and I could fully “hear” all of the rhythm in the song. It starts… Continue Reading

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Is My Style Distracting You?

Dear Reader, I don’t know if you are familiar with either Wes Anderson or J.D. Salinger’s fictional worlds. If you know one, chances are you have heard of the other. For those who do not have that level of familiarity, Wes Anderson is an American filmmaker best known for his films Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.… Continue Reading

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Living Legends: Joyce Carol Oates

Dear Reader, It seems almost impossible that I have gone on this long without mentioning one of the writers that I hold most dearly. Her name, if you are unfamiliar with her, is Joyce Carol Oates. Chances are that if you have come within twelve feet of a bookstore, you have seen or heard of… Continue Reading

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