I read post recently from one of my favorites in this industry, Zack Arias, where he writes about inspiration, dropping this quote from Picasso:
Quite true, as you can't be inspired while sitting on the couch binge watching episodes of whatever has grabbed your attention. Possibly, yes, but it's not going to see the light of day as the next episode starts and that thought flies out the window. Working, and pushing your ideas, is when some of the best things come to mind. Zack goes on to compare three songs (technically the same song) all interpreted differently. The outcome is amazing! Taking an original, and playing it your own way, is the idea of inspiration, or as Zack describes, "interpretation". This post is excellent, and you have to go read, and listen to each song.. DO IT! NOW! GO!
That is inspiration.. interpretation.
|Zack Arias, photographed in St. Petersburg, FL by Brian James. Circa 2010.|
Till next time,