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Daily Obstruction: Hidden to Oneself

30 Sep

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Hidden to Oneself

 

Buddy Rich couldn’t read music.  Once he asked his friend and my former teacher, Al Miller, to teach him.  Al responded, “I could, but it would only make you a worse drummer, not better.”  Sometimes, especially for an artist of genius, knowing what you do is a hindrance to doing it.

 

Daily Obstruction: Wily Genius

11 Sep

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Wily Genius

 

Understanding how the mind works is a daunting project.  Understanding how the mind of a genius works is damn near impossible – not least of all for the genius.  Genius cannot be anticipated.  It is autonomous.

 

 

Daily Obstruction: The Pathless Way

8 Sep

 

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The Pathless Way

 

The way of genius makes a path where once there was none.