Steal Like an Artist (Or a Blues Musician)
Posted by Plish on April 1, 2012
I recently came across the book “Steal Like an Artist” bu Austin Kleon. The title is what grabbed me first. Being a musician I know that Blues artists, especially in the first half of the 20th century, did a good deal of borrowing, sometimes, outright stealing of other musicians’ music and lyrics.
When it comes to cool innovations there’s often a collision of different ideas/metaphors that results in some new idea being spawned. Steal like an Artist gives these guidelines:
I really like number 3. This could just as easily say, “Design the product YOU want to use”, or, “Play the music YOU want to hear.”
Blues artists did a lot of the “Good Theft”.
One last bit of wisdom for those artists, in fact, all people, that think they need to bring a cohesiveness to their lives and their work.
I’m really looking forward to diving in to this book more deeply.
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