Donald Trump just tweeted “What you dream about is what you will do. If you cannot even dream of doing big things, you will never do anything big in life” – a quote from one of his own books. One of the problems with much of the world today is that more people are becoming consumers of media rather than producers of it. The dying artform of writing is overtaken by overconsumption of polished television goods and the distractions of the internet.
Today Huck shares some simple wisdom, turn off the TV and do something creative – not for work, just for you.
And while we are talking about dying artforms, be sure to check out Beck’s new album – only you can’t listen to it – you have to play it yourself. The artist, ever experimenting before and after his Top 40 days, has released his new album as sheet music. That’s right, you will have to play it or have someone play it in order to hear it. The idea, innovative for it retroactive return to an almost forgotten artform, is sheer genius that will appeal to the user-generated generation. His site lists it as “In the wake of Modern Guilt and The Information, Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded.”
Perhaps it would be something to try out when you’re not watching TV tonight?