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Re: Music or bad habits ruining it for me.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Sylvain Poitras
<sylvain.trombone@gmail.com> wrote:
>  My problem is that everything interests me and I tend to go on very 
> long tangents
> researching and experimenting.  To control this I wrote a mission 
> statement for myself,
> just like they do in the corporate world.

> Being able to manage your time to produce art and still remain a human 
> being
> is hard work, but it's worth it...

Let me fly in a short comment here: This makes me think about the
example David Bowie. I had the pleasure to meet his old companion Mick
Ronson as he lived his last years here in Sweden and I also read and
watched several interviews with Iggy Pop where he talks about "the
difference between David Bowie and ordinary men" and I'm under the
impression that Bowie has acquired the ability to turn off whatever
thoughts not needed for the actual working situation. That's why he
can "write lyrics for a song during a taxi ride", for example. The
example from the corporate world is well chosen too, because the
conflict is obvious there: if a CEO can't protect his creative time to
keep it "quality time" in order to deliver the optimal decisions for
optimizing the work of all staff his failure will show pretty soon in
the reports.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen