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March 29, 2013



Great article! Too often people don't want to start things because they won't be perfect right away. It's nice to hear from someone successful that he started by being terrible just like the rest of us mortals!


Just what you promised - very good post. Listening to Neil Young's autobiography, Waging a Heavy Peace, and he has a similar (albeit more dated) take: Do it for the music and the rest will take care of itself.


On Grohl, he gave a great speach at SXSW this year - well worth looking up and listening to - and one of his thoughts was along the lines of "how do you think Dylan would have faired on American Idol?" Having talent vs. being talented within the constructs of a certain prototype are two different things!

Mary Faulkner

I heard that clip on the radio. Dave Grohl rocks. And I love that he supports the idea of individuality and failure in the same comment. One of the music teachers in the jazz program at my college would admonish timid musicians who were so afraid of screwing up that they played their instruments very quietly. He used to say, "If you're going to make a mistake, make a mistake of passion!" Heck yeah.

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