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How drummers and other musicians shape and texture musical time and the profound difference this makes to listeners.
The midlife crisis that some songs pass through to find themselves, with analogs from film and literature.
The workings of funk, from the intricacies of its patterns to the creative power of its dancers.
"Imitate, assimilate, and innovate." This advice from Clark Terry offers insight into how art is created and received.
Space, repetition, variation, and surprise and their role in how we absorb creative work.
Sharing our responses to work by others and receiving responses to our own work is an art in itself.
Irregularity evokes life.
How the language of tradeoffs allows us to talk about what the art is doing.
Of front doors, panoramic previews, questions, and invocations.
Posts about the great Polish filmmaker, Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Developing and deepening creative routine.
The importance of rendering our unknowing.
Revolving doors, magic portals, and more.
A celebration of the art, not mechanics, of drumming.
Exploring the idea that a gesture contains its opposite.