Find your creative self

Greetings

Here are a couple of things that I came across that I would like to share.


1

I came across this quote on the Advice To Writers site and I can’t stop thinking about it.


2

On the 99% Invisible podcast is an episode about the podcast Stuff The British Stole in which they play the first episode of the series and then interview the host Marc Fennell. I then went a listened to the whole Stuff The British Stole podcast series. It is well-crafted and makes for compelling listening.


3

English songwriter, musician and producer wrote for a variety of artists, including Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Donna Summer, The Brothers Johnson, Stephanie Mills, Herbie Hancock, Mica Paris, Tamia and the band Heatwave, which he was a part of. Some of the songs he wrote for Michael Jackson include Thriller, Rock With You, Off The Wall and Baby Be Mine.

In 2016, the year Temperton passed away, DJ Spinna did a Tribute to Rod Temperton mix which I come back to regularly.

This is still one of my favourite Michael Jackson songs. I remember the first time I saw the video as an 8 year old.

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4

All my CDs are sitting in boxes. My records are all on a shelf. My digital music sits on two hard drives. And I mainly listen to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. Ideal would be if I had a central space where I could create some order. Experimenting with these 7 Apps To Make The Most Of Your Streaming Music Subscription. Check them out and let me know what you think.


5

“Foreign students are lied to and exploited on every front. They’re also propping up higher education as we know it”

The Shadowy Business of International Education


6

Perfectionism “makes for a thin life, lived for what it isn’t rather than what it is”

Perfectionism can be debilitating. In the quest to do things perfectly, we end up not getting things done, or when we do, it comes at great expense to our physical and mental well-being.

The perfectionism trap

[ps. you need to subscribe to the Economist for access but it does work with free registration. It’s from The Economist’s 1843 magazine which is one of my favourite magazines.]


7

This is my pinned Tweet.

It stems from trying to find my place in a world that seems increasingly about being ‘a brand’. A friend of mine used to say, ‘brands have values and brands have a promise, and so, if you are a brand, what are your values and what is your promise.’

Personal Branding Ruins People’s Lives is an interesting take on it. I, by and large, agree with the sentiments expressed. What do you think?


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