Posts tagged with ‘inspiration’
Happy birthday to Thom Yorke! Here’s a lovely letter he wrote to a fan in 1996 via Letters of Note.
Pirosh went on to write for the Marx Brothers, and in 1949 won an Academy Award for his Battleground script.”
(Source: Dear Wit.)
I like words. I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady. I like solemn, angular, creaky words, such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory. I like spurious, black-is-white words, such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demi-monde. I like suave “V” words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve. I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty. I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words, such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl. I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land’s-sake words, such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid. I like elegant, flowery words, such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon. I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words, such as crawl, blubber, squeal, drip. I like sniggly, chuckling words, such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp.
I like the word screenwriter better than copywriter, so I decided to quit my job in a New York advertising agency and try my luck in Hollywood, but before taking the plunge I went to Europe for a year of study, contemplation and horsing around.
I have just returned and I still like words.
May I have a few with you?
385 Madison Avenue
Speak with conviction. via
Super inspiring and worth the read!!
What do you listen to while you work?
Music is incredibly important in my life. I practically live with headphones glued to my ears—when I work, when I bike (don’t tell my mom), when I work out. So much so that I have various music modalities for different purposes—for reading books mostly classical, lots of Vivaldi; for light reading All Songs Considered, KEXP’s Song of the Day; for writing longer pieces, lots of jazz; and many, many more.
Lately my talented friend Debbie Millman has been sending me some wonderful custom playlists, so I’ve been working to those a lot.
I listen to podcasts quite a bit—mostly Radiolab, Design Matters, Science Times, 99% Invisible, and Philosophy Bites—but I like to give those my full attention, so I don’t listen to them while writing. I do it on the subway, on my bike, at the gym, during flights. They do, however, often give me story ideas, so I supposed they still fall within the spectrum of work listening. Then again, the line between “work” and “life” is virtually nonexistent for me, so practically everything I listen to (or see, or do) feeds into my “work” one way or another.
Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony of Science’s John Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.
John Cleese - a lecture on Creativity via Marco Hamersma.
Good Fucking Design Advice.
This is good.
This is not about travel but this is about creativity and incredibly relevant right now. Enjoy.
Made in three days on Illustrator and After Effects, for Day 6 of the #30daysofcreativity.