Detritus 71

“All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work … It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions … It’s gonna take awhile … You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
IRA GLASS quotes on design


Quiet Please
> Lesson of the day: how to say “Quiet, please” in many different languages


> When I eventually get an iPhone I’ll keep it in one of these cases


> Great advice


> Check out invisible frequencies: a collaborative hub and broadcast platform for musicians who enjoy using environmental, field-recorded, and found sounds in their work


(via Waveformless)


> I know I’m a little late with this but one of the most evocative sounds that greats the New Year each year is joya-no-kane, the Japanese tradition of striking each temple bell 108 times. Have a listen to this recording on the Japan Surround Sound blog. Relatedly this is a truly fascinating listen: a BBC radio documentary about Japanese temple bells


> The creative pause


> It is fantastic to see all these new sound FX libraries being released – I picked up Frank Brys new Fire library before Christmas for the film I’m working on and I’ve been using it a lot! Now here’s two more libraries that are essential additions: Rabbit Ears Metal Machines


And soon to be released Tonsturms Electricity


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