BT 9: What You Destroy is Just as Important as What You Create

BT 9: What You Destroy is Just as Important as What You Create

One day I walked into my local record store, which was carrying my latest CD. I asked the owner if I could have back all the copies of my CD, without any further explanation. I took all those CDs, and I threw them in the trash. Then I moved on to other record stores in the city to do the same thing. Why did I take my music off the shelves and trash it? Because sometimes, as an artist, what you destroy can be just as important as what you create.

This episode talks about:

  • How art can keep things alive in your life that may not belong in your life.
  • The freedom that comes with destroying your art.
  • What it’s like to never have watched an episode of Game of Thrones.

Danielson Famile singing, “fire will test the realness of each man’s work”:

Sufjan Stevens’ “Chicago” from 2005:


  1. Ardythe Kropp on 07/06/2019 at 03:36

    I’m like you – I’m happy that I have never seen a game of thrones either. Life is too short to waste on what is not excellent, lovely and praiseworthy. Bless you and your family!

    • Adam Lee Rosenfeld on 11/06/2019 at 07:10

      Amen and thanks!

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