Maggie Rogers On Her (Visual) Creative Inputs

Before Maggie Rogers makes an album, she has to write some songs. And before she writes some songs, she starts with some visuals.  She calls it a mood board (and this is apparently a thing people do that TIL).  As a synesthesiac, her brain connects colors to feelings and sounds. She pulls out the poster … Continue reading Maggie Rogers On Her (Visual) Creative Inputs

Podcast Of The Week: Kevin Smith on Clerks (And Star Wars Jokes)

Good Ones strikes again - this time with Kevin Smith walking us through his life and career across all 3 Clerks movies, focusing on the Star Wars jokes in each. Considering I’ve referenced the joke from the first Clerks multiple times (most recently here), let’s just say this hits close to my heart. If you’re … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Kevin Smith on Clerks (And Star Wars Jokes)

The Fellowship of Bingo, Trotter, And The Rings

Your first draft is just the beginning. Don’t be afraid just to get ideas on the page.  J.R.R. Tolkein had some rough (ROUGH) drafts of his Lord of the Rings stories before they were finished.  Frodo, the main Hobbit in the 3-part series, was originally called Bingo. I know - not so heroic right? He … Continue reading The Fellowship of Bingo, Trotter, And The Rings

Sunday Music: Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome

You may find this as relatable to your creative process as I do to mine - here’s John Darnielle explaining how the new Mountain Goats album (Bleed Out) was inspired by action movies (via Paste Magazine): “I can’t really watch a movie at home without getting some ideas about the action onscreen or getting inspired … Continue reading Sunday Music: Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome