Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fear and Trembling

I've had a hell of a time trying to post these past few days, so thank you, Alice, for picking up the slack, and apologies to the rest of you for having to endure her. I'll try not to let it happen again.
I know this is meant to be a music blog, or at least I'm meant to be writing about music (Alice does as she likes), but I'd like to ask more broadly - does anyone else consume art with a sort of desperate, joyless fervor because you feel you can't produce something yourself?

If so, I feel your pain - and would love to hear how you've struggled to make the transition from consumer to producer. The intention here, with this short, lazy post is to make a start - usually the hardest part for me.

Here's hoping I'll be back soon with some thoughts on music. Meantime, thanks for your patience.


MCW said...

Please write a post about the new Smashing Pumpkins album due out very soon.

Any thoughts?

Will it make it onto your playlist?

Since it's just Corgan and Chamberlin, will it be very similar to Zwan and Corgan's solo stuff?

Alice, I am anxious to hear your thoughts on the Smashing Pumpkins.

alice said...

that's funny, mcw, i was going to post something about them yesterday, as i just heard a song off the new album. thanks for reminding me!

alice said...

Jake, i do. consume art because i can't produce it myself. music, mostly; i totally have to live vicariously through bands by seeing them play or listening to their albums. books i like as well, sometimes for that reason. and don't we all go to MOMA to check out nice things we with we had thought of?