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.
BT 9: What You Destroy is 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:
May 22, 2019