A wise man once said (okay, it was zefrank and he said it yesterday) “Someone who does something bad three times still has three times the experience of that other person who (hasn’t done something because it isn’t perfect and is) still dreaming of all the applause.” He calls these unattempted ideas “brain crack” that people get addicted to and then sings a song with the F-word in its title to illustrate his point. In other words, it’s not for everyone.
First of all, part of the value in writing this is keeping a link to that episode of the show, because it rocks. As a songwriter, “where the fuck do ideas come from?” is easily one of the most pertinent questions I could ever ask.
But I’m also writing this to mention the comment I left in Rex’s blog, saying
I’ve been musing on this myself the past few days, having just the other day had a job interview where I spontaneously came up with this chestnut: “If you can’t look back on stuff you did a year ago and see mistakes, that was probably a wasted year.” (Incidentally, I got the job.)
Which is my way, I guess, of letting you all know: I have a new job. I start next week. More details later after I sign the relevant paperwork.