ahead of myself
Self Portrait – Dan Beck – digital painting 2007
Multiple meanings are to me as much fun as multiple solutions – and generally more obvious than all the different ways to get to a solution to a problem…
and yes I believe there is almost always more than one way to solve any problem.
In most cases, I find myself thinking through all the things that need to be done in a project and try to foresee the obstacles. Somewhere along the line, I got the idea that the most efficient way was the best way.
I am no longer certain that either that is true or that there even is such a thing as the best way. Sometimes the longer route is the better – and most of the time we can not see our way around all the obstacles anyway.
In art and music – I seem to know this. I start and work around the problems as they come up; but in life – I sometimes think I can no more teach myself than I can anyone else …
such is life.
Listen or View
- Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself – track 4 of the Red Eye Recordings | Dan Beck | 1danband – they say “you can’t see the forest through the trees” but if one is only focused on the forest one can’t see the trees either
- Listening – outhouse studios commentary on what this means and the recording process- although it does not touch on my recent assertion that listening is one of the most important things separating music from noise
- Where teaching oneself and listening coincide – this sounds like some young question and answer session – but a good answer and pertinent I think