Category: Music

Outside, unable to get in

Yesterday in The Red Hand Files, Nick Cave offered this advice for an exasperated songwriter who couldn’t seem to write a song, right after ‘giving’ him one of his own: My advice to you is to change your basic relationship to songwriting. You are not the ‘Great Creator’ of your songs, you are simply their […]

On editing and [redacted]

I’m currently proofing and copyediting two chapters of my thesis that I have spent writing for the past 2-3 weeks. During this stage, I could hear myself sometimes going between, “Did I really write that? That’s smart!” or “Did I really write that? What was I thinking?!” I always am slow when it comes to […]