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Thanks Half Price...

Thanks Half Price for not having what I was actually looking for and having this instead:

 Patti Smith Complete: Lyrics, Notes and Reflections

Patti Smith Complete: Lyrics, Notes and Reflections

"It was as if someone had spread butter on all the fine points of the stars/ 'Cause when he looked up they started to slip."

-Patti Smith, Birdland

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Out There

Welcome to my blog!

I should say that this is not my first blog. OH NO… I have started so many blogs, blogs which probably still lurk around in dim, untrodden corners of the internet. (Do me a huge favor, and never, never look for them?) But today is a new day. And this is a new blog. 

I have always had a vague paranoia about putting myself out there. You know. THERE. The internet where selfies reign supreme and people "like" your stuff or ignore it or troll you with triggering psycho babble. Who do I think I am and all that. What's my angle with all this trying? What if nobody ever sees this self-revelatory post?

In short: there are such things as stupid questions. There is also such a thing as overthinking. I am queen of both. 

So, now that we have that out of the way. Welcome. Namaste. Etc.

~Lindsey

 

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"Like having no sex and expecting to have a baby..."

An essential element of any art is risk. If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been seen before? I always like to say that cinema without risk is like having no sex and expecting to have a baby. You have to take a risk.

— Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration at 99U

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Artists Talking About Art

I’m pretty sure the majority of people who complained about all the conversations about art…are the same people who bemoan the lack of reading in our culture, who bewail the death of the novel, and who wish America was smarter and greater. Yet how can one claim, on the one hand, to wish to protect the cherished art of novel-reading, and on the other, to denounce as childish, privileged and narcissistic a healthy and normal conversation about art’s importance and the best way to make it – especially when that conversation is happening among, of all people, artists!

— On the Subject of Artists Talking About Art, Sheila Heti at Back to the World

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The Art of Nonfiction

Writers develop slowly. That’s what I want to say to you: don’t look at my career through the wrong end of a telescope. This is terribly important to me as a teacher of writers, of kids who want to write.

— John Mcphee interviewed by the Paris Review in The Art of Nonfiction

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Why We Read Joan Didion

In an age where the essentials of life ­– place, people, memory, mourning – seem ever more ephemeral, Didion’s writing reminds us that these things are in fact essential, constituting who we are as human beings: cathected, connected, grieving, enchanted, living with loss, continually learning.

— Lauren Slater on Why We Read Joan Didion

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