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Carla vs Goliath: Quote of the Day

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Tonight’s gig was awesome. It never hurts to perform for hundreds of people at an outdoor gig. Great food and drink, professional sound engineers and equipment, lots of friends dancing. It definitely beats digging ditches! But now that the adrenalin rush has passed, my feet hurt from my high heels, and my left hand hurts from playing the tambourine for three hours straight. I’m not complaining, but I’ll keep it short. I just found an amazing quote today that seems particularly fitting:

“Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have. The more bullshit you will have to swallow. The less joy it will bring. Know this and plan accordingly.” – Hugh MacLeod, How to Be Creative

So I’m writing this post, and I’m planning to make a slam dunk by including Hugh MacLeod’s book, How to Be Creative. I’m searching Amazon, and this guy’s book is nowhere to be found. The thing is, I found this guy’s quote on my iGoogle home page in my section for motivational quotes of the day. But for the life of me, I just didn’t know how to find this guy, but I did want to get this book. I go back to Google to search for this darn Hugh MacLeod guy, and it turns out that he is a BLOGGER. Now think about that for a second. This awesome quote which was highlighted today was not from a published author, but a popular blogger. How cool is that?

Well, let me share the love then. I’ll include another nugget of creative wisdom from this post (Lindsay Lohan, please pay attention):

“The bars of West Hollywood and New York are awash with people throwing their lives away in the desperate hope of finding a shortcut, any shortcut. And a lot of them aren’t even young anymore; their B-plans having been washed away by Vodka & Tonics years ago. Meanwhile their competition is at home, working their asses off.”  – Hugh MacLeod, How to Be Creative

So Hugh’s blog is Gaping Void, and it’s my pleasure to share my latest find. In honor of this genius blogger, here’s the link to his now famous post (in pdf form) entitled, “How to Be Creative”.

Finding Hugh’s blog was a nice surprise! Now I’m going to bed.

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