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Priming The Pump of Inspiration

© 2007    Richard J. Chandler      Saint Cloud, MN

Just as appetite comes from eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.”

- Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

With this jewel of wisdom, Stravinsky shares one of the most pragmatic ways for all of us to get a whole lot more done in our lives. While we might hope that the inspiration to do our work would descend upon us Pump of Inspiration Continued

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Frank Zappa's Example - Inspiration For Living A Highly Successful Life or It's Hard To Believe This Is What Abraham Maslow Had In Mind For His Highest Tier of Human Development... Self-Actualization

© 2007  Richard J Chandler

“Most rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.”

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”

- Frank Zappa (1940-1993)

For me, the story of Frank Zappa’s life is fascinating. The incredible quantity of original work he created, drawn from his own unique understanding of music, and his original vision is deeply inspiring.  Zappa Article Continued Here

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Opening Up the Music by Listening
Within the Space Between the Notes

Commentary © 2007  Richard J. Chandler

“The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides!”

- Arthur Schnabel (1882-1951)

I resonate with this quote because, for me, the most engaging way to listen to music is by reverberating within the space between the notes, as if I am the body of a musical instrument. Space Between the Notes Article Continued Here

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