Lit Lesson #2: Artistic Creation

Three Iconic Musicians on Artistic Creation — and Its Importance Now

(from Tom Waits)

“Well, music is emotional, once you transcend the equipment,” he said. “I like sitting at the piano. I like the idea that there are things coming in through the window and through you and then down to the piano and out the window on the other side. If you want to catch songs you gotta start thinking like one, and making yourself an interesting place for them to land like birds or insects. Once you get two or three tunes together, wherever three or more are gathered, then others come. It’s like a line for a hot dog place, you know? And when there’s four people lined up on the sidewalk, some people will stop and get in line just ’cause there’s a line.”

Read entire piece in NYTimes:  Click here.

Thanks, Grace, for sharing!


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