This ain’t the right tumblr

Hey everybody, just so you know I switched my tumblr-ing around a little while ago so that my main could be the “your blog” blog and not like blog number 3 in a pulldown list every time I want to post something.

The real one is here: http://kevinclarkcomposer.tumblr.com/

I’m just mentioning this for the new followers since I moved the blogging around. ICYMI.

Social media sites are kind of like deposit banks for attention. You give your attention to them, and for free they provide some basic attention management services. They make their money by combining your attention with everyone else’s, and letting third parties use it in exchange for money (and of course lots of attention for themselves).

Amazing dinner at thirty acres. It was too tasty to photograph before eating it.

Amazing dinner at thirty acres. It was too tasty to photograph before eating it.

fiddling with tumblr

Hey tumbleeps. I re-jiggered my tumblrage around today, and I may still do some light posting here in the next week or so, but I’ve moved my new blogging over to kevinclarkcomposer.tumblr.com.

Don’t freak out, it’s just so I can have my username back, and when I follow people it’ll say my name and not ismynew, which was weird.

Bye-ish!

I’m super glad I got the garden work done before the rain hit. And tomorrow? Juleps!

I’m super glad I got the garden work done before the rain hit. And tomorrow? Juleps!

Rick Stein is awesome background viewing for composing on a Saturday. But this early series does have a lot of music in the score, and a lot of drama, so it’s not as good for background as his later ones.

Rick Stein’s - Taste Of The Sea EP01 Pt. 1/2 (by AddictedChefV2)

Hey guys, I know it’s stupidly gorgeous outside, and this is a 1000+ word piece about the arts economy and social connections as a form of wealth. I think what you should do is read this article, and tell me what you think, sunshine be damned. There’s a lot in here to chew on, develop, and pick apart and put back together again so it works better. If we do it right, it’ll be a good way to approach arts entrepreneurship.

Nice speech as usual from a great writer. Thanks Anna Grafton of Actually Happening for introducing me to the trades of Sandman fifteen years ago. Best artistic advice in the universe: make art. Neil Gaiman says it in a nice, quiet voice. My high school visual art teacher, John Kavalos, said it while shouting and throwing chairs and trying to get people to stop staring at their navels. It worked that way, too.

neil-gaiman:

I gave my first ever commencement speech to the graduating class of 2012 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

I think I told them everything important that I knew about going out into the world and being an artist, so I may never need to give another one.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Great write up of the basic economics of being a musician, and framing the DIY vs. pay someone else or go “big content” decision. (via Musicians’ Teammates and their Effect on Earnings | Artist Revenue Streams)

Great write up of the basic economics of being a musician, and framing the DIY vs. pay someone else or go “big content” decision. (via Musicians’ Teammates and their Effect on Earnings | Artist Revenue Streams)

You know what’s awesome for growth? Spending. You know what’s lame for growth? Austerity.
(via Spending and Growth - NYTimes.com)

You know what’s awesome for growth? Spending. You know what’s lame for growth? Austerity.

(via Spending and Growth - NYTimes.com)