Wednesday 02 September 2009

DGM HQ A grey day

08.45

DGM HQ.

A grey day.

09.05    Creativity
:: Posted by Roostar on September 01, 2009
Robert, if you’re reading this I’d be fascinated to know what you think of Rob Pope’s ’Creativity’ book. Rob was my tutor at university and I would imagine he’d be a perfect dinner party guest at Fripp Towers.

Revisions
:: Posted by Roostar on September 01, 2009
I’d like to revise my "Robert, what do you think of Rob Pope’s ’Creativity’ book?" question to "Robert, I hope you enjoy Rob Pope’s ’Creativity’ book."

So far, I am enjoying the read, and greatly so. Academic + readable, an impressive overview of different approaches. My own interest in commentaries on the creative act is to see to what extent my own experience/s is clarified; what practical advice is shown, if any, on making the creative leap; and whether my own understanding & formulation of the creative act is paralleled in academic discourse. Noting: I am not an academic; and any words I may find to roughly indicate, as accurately & precisely as possible what is involved, will never come as close as the music speaking for itself.

Reading this, monkey-mind will then twitch a little, a neural synapse fire, and the question blurt out: why bother, then? There are good answers to this question, and readily available to a little reflection; but for money-mind to find its place, and accept its nature, better those for whom this question is a burning issue find their own answers. At least, on this particular morning.

Shortly off to collect Patricia the Sistery Person.

18.04    Collecting Sistery at c. 10.00. The friends that Sistery is staying with live on a busy road I…

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Arriving at Uncle Bill’s c.10.30 for more filming & recording of his life story I…

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... continuing through to c. 14.30. Uncle Bill was heroic; and his stamina at 95 makes me feel feeble. To lunch with more stories being told, not all of them easily reported.

Returning Sistery to her pals & back to DGM HQ arriving c. 17.50, exhausted.

20.43    In response to an e-mail from GC Course organisers…

1.    as far as the House Rules, probably all that is necessary is:

Good physical & psychological health is a requirement for participation in the course.

then, anything further than this can be discussed in the application process?

2.    work in the Guitar Circle places an increasing emphasis on how & why we play what we play, rather than merely the functionality of playing; although clearly that remains part of the equation.

from one point of view, our attention moves to what is going on inside the player while they are playing. the question: where is our attention while we are playing?

Your applicant “isn’t sure if this is the place for them”. i recommend that anyone with doubts stays away. time to move on.

“it is a folly to expect an open door to remain open forever”.

23.03    The evening’s e-fury was hindered by AOL mailbox maintenance.

23.29    Enough.


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