the leading tone
Elvis shares his thoughts on the death of tonality.
Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry. Go into details; it pays in every way. Time means power for your work. Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.Amelia Barr (via christopher-kuehl) Christopher Kuehl
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.François-René de Chateaubriand (via christopher-kuehl) Christopher Kuehl
Howdy folks! Just wanted to let you know about a new Faux Fix song that we’re inviting people to collaborate with us on. The tune is called Little Smokestacks and we’re working on it with everyone over at Hit Record! Check out the links below and come work with us!
ILLUSTRATORS: Draw visuals that go with the song - be as creative as you’d like!
ANIMATORS: Take visuals from hitRECord & put them into motion for this Short Film.
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Grab your cameras & shoot some winter imagery.
VIDEO EDITORS: Cut together visuals from the site. Specifically, check out the “RE: Snow” collaboration for some wintery resources.
VOCALISTS: Sing some Harmonies or RECord “Ooh”s & “Ahh”s so they can be remixed together to simulate the sound of breath.
INSTRUMENTALISTS: It’d be great to have some Electronic Beats added, in addition to other Instruments & Sound Effects.
Hey everyone, we’re working with Hit Record to further produce our new song, “Little Smokestacks” (written at Sundance 2013). In addition to more musical production, we’d love to see a short film or animation emerge based on the song :) If you aren’t familiar with Hit Record, please check out this fabulous hub of collaboration!
Reppin Faux Fix with some latte art on instagram
You sell your expertise, you have a limited repertoire. You sell your ignorance, it’s an unlimited repertoire. [Eames] was selling his ignorance and his desire to learn about a subject, and the journey of him not knowing to knowing was his work.Richard Saul Wurman, discussing Charles Eames in Eames: The Architect and the Painter (via pieratt)
(via themadeshop)Ben Pieratt, Blog
I will forevermore, I expect, be trying to re-create the purity of that time. Having done nothing, I had nothing to lose. Having made a happy life without having achieved anything at all artistically, I found that any artistic achievement was a bonus. Having finally conceded that I wasn’t a prodigy after all, I had the total artistic freedom that is afforded only to the beginner, the doofus, the aspirant.George Saunders (via austinkleon) AUSTIN KLEON
So now I have Travis Tritt in my life and I’m happier for it. Probably the 17-year-old me would recoil in shock and horror, but that guy was kind of a dick anyway. The thing about listening to new (to you) music, even to music you feel uncomfortable about, is that it’s a win-win. If you turn out not to like it, then good for you: you were right all along. If you end up thinking it’s pretty cool, then you’ve just pushed those walls of your taste out a little further, which means you’re a bigger person inside, you[‘re] more open-minded, your soul has in some way expanded, you are who you didn’t realize you are.Will Sheff on music snobbery (via austinkleon)
(via austinkleon)AUSTIN KLEON