Posts Tagged with "creativity"

Television: Destroying Creativity One Child at a Time

January 26th, 2014 at 5:56 pm by Mark
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Given some crayons, you expect a kid to draw something, usually a memory or a dream. But kids, being as surprising as they can be, can always amaze you by remembering something like this even though they can’t even remember if they brushed their teeth before bed…

My daughter was playing with tub crayons tonight in the bath... I think she watches too much daytime television.  "I have a strucksherd settkenebt abd U beed cash now. Call JG Wentsworth. 877-cash now. 877-cash now. 877-cash now. 877-cash now. Call now."

Music Bits

August 12th, 2008 at 6:51 pm by Mark
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     Scribbled on the backs of receipts and folded up in my wallet, a text message to myself, calling a friend to send me an e-mail with a few cryptic phrases… That’s how it starts.  And when I look at the words later, I get that feeling again, and I write it all down in its entirety.
     That’s how most of my music has started out… But then I get to the spot where I’m not happy with the music, but the words are still there… 
     And it bothers the shit out of me.  Unfinished songs, some ten years old, sitting there in my brain.  I know every note by heart, know exactly what it’s supposed to sound like, and yet… Just can’t get it out.

     Little bits about sex…

cacophonous, we feed our needs
no reason to abstain
like heroin injected
right through these junkie veins

     A bit of anger and hurt…

when i look into your eyes
what do you think i see?
you strip away my armor
then you damn me when i bleed

     Being apart…

you feel it coming (and coming)
and i know damn well you do
no matter how far you go
i can still feel you

     And True Love…

unworthy of your presence
unabated love
what you give me
is what god is made of

     It all fits together, songs in succession, an opera of sorts… and one of these days maybe I’ll have the patience and drive to actually finish it all…

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