nothing in here is true

  1. Saturday, December 1, 2018

    what if im losing my super powers 

    what if i dont have the magic inside of me any more

    what if everything before this was luck like they said

    what if they were all being nice in the past and i have no talent

    what if my isla vista sex drugs rock intro was really just a set up to a downward spiral into misery heartache poverty and tragedy

    what if the caged bird doesnt actually sing for thee, but instead is tolling a bell yearning to be set free?

    what if my buckets got a hole in it

    these are the thoughts that go a mile a second into the head of a writer as he simply tries to do his work, and im sure it happens to musicians and artists and ballet dancers and tuba repairmen

    but i heard the best thing the other day. who said it. who said it?

    whoever it was said you can have these thoughts come to you, but you have to let them all slide through. don’t give them a home in your head.

    dont let them live there rent-free. move them along, little doggies. move along.

    have them, hear them, note what theyre saying,

    but then bring out the broom and sweep them out, make room for the new thoughts, the weirder ones, the crazier ones

    the thoughts that bring about peace and love, peace and love

    oh yes, it was Ringo who said it!

  2. Saturday, July 2, 2016

    chuck klosterman was on tv, talking about creativity 


    he said in order to induce creativity he gets himself bored.

    he said our problems is that are instantly entertained within seconds thanks to the internet.

    he said the best ways, though, to get your mind going is to

    go on a long boring walk

    with no music in your ears

    and no phone in your hand.

    what will happen is you might write a little song, you might think of a good topic for a book

    you might think of all the things you shoulda said to that one babe

    right before she cut off the light

    and i thought maybe thats why i think of so many good things in the shower

    its the one time when theres not a phone in front of me.