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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

5. July 2011

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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

Wait. Who is that singing? I take some pride in my early discovery: At Ribfest 2005, September at Five County Stadium, Zebulon, NC., while there to support the featured band – good friends, great band – and, oh yeah, eat some ribs – surprise – a magnificent voice stopped our tracks dead. Rhiannon Giddens – more »

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Revisiting Permission to Suck and Listening to Springsteen

18. November 2010

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Revisiting Permission to Suck and Listening to Springsteen

Early on we were lamenting about how hard it can be to try something new because after a long career there is a tendency to feel as though every new thing has to be a masterpiece. It feels as though your reputation rides on your next photo or your next song; one false move and you’re discovered for a fraud.

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Interview with Jeff Goodby by BigBuzz Kevin Kelly

9. April 2010

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Interview with Jeff Goodby by BigBuzz Kevin Kelly

Mainly, Jeff Goodby is the Creative Director and co-Chairman of Goodby Silverstein and Partners Ad Age's Agency of the Decade. He was the principle guy who made you "get" milk. Kevin Kelly of BigBuzz.com interviews Jeff Goodby in a short video.

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So Where is the Democratized Artistic Genius?

18. January 2010

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So Where is the Democratized Artistic Genius?

Evidently neither technology nor egalitarianism does anything to stir the soul, yet, Rauschenberg erases beauty and inspires – or provokes - the heart of an artistic movement. Watch a short video interview with Rauschenberg about his erasure of a de Kooning masterpiece.

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Photographic Point of View – Ralph Gibson

11. January 2010

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Photographic Point of View – Ralph Gibson

Listening to Ralph Gibson speak, and reviewing his work, something hit me. Yes, his work is simultaneously complex and simple. Its complexity is hidden by simplicity. His chosen frame is the disguise. But moreover, his work over five decades is astonishingly similar and that, to me, is especially remarkable when bearing in mind that I consider changing my approach daily.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: “I’m an Anarchist”

24. September 2009

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: “I’m an Anarchist”

"Photography is not like painting. It is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative," he said. "Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever."

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“Design is not solemn” – Paula Scher

17. September 2009

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In 1948 America added a future iconic graphic designer to the population: Paula Scher. Most would recognize her work from her years with CBS and Atlantic Records in the ‘70’s before her move to Time Inc. She later shingled her own design firm – Koppel & Sher and since 1991 has been a design leader at the NYC office of Pentagram Design Consultancy.

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Neil Young and a video interview by Charlie Rose

8. September 2009

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Like his work or not, Neal Young is fearlessly devoted to his creativity. He does what he wants without looking back to check for followers. He is singularly devoted to his creativity; it's his life not his work. He doesn’t think about being different so that his work is easily marketable. Instead, he is genuine and protects his authenticity, therefore he’s different.

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Frank Gehry talks to Charlie Rose – Video

18. August 2009

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Video taped from May 20, 2009 discussion with architect Frank Gehry. The entire interview is great but if you only have 15 minutes instead of 30, start at the 15 minute mark: Charlie asks about Mr. Gehry's thoughts on creativity.

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