Paul Weller Interviews Curtis Mayfield
Paul Weller interviewing his hero, the late Curtis Mayfield, most likely before Mayfield’s gig at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in the Soho area of London on 31st July 1988.
This is a nice little interview. (Puzzled about the Weller connection? The Jam covered Mayfield’s “Move On Up.”)
I like what Mayfield says here about depth:
I like to go in depth as to where I know without a doubt that those who receive me understand me. I know they breathe, I know they cry, I know they’re hurt, I know they love, I know they hate. They have all these different feelings. When you speak in terms of depth rather than ride along the shallow surfaces, they can only give you one true reaction as to what you’re talking about.
What a beautiful man.
Amtrak has begun offering “writers’ residencies” to, well, writers – long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purpose of writing.
After New York City-based writer Jessica Gross took the first “test-run” residency, traveling from NYC to Chicago and back, Amtrak confirmed that it is indeed planning to turn the writers’ residencies into an established, long-term program, sending writers on trains throughout its network of routes.
First, let’s get it out of the way: The Wire is 100 percent on board with this idea. Pun intended, because we’re writers. We love writing, and we love trains, and we love them both together…
This is literally a dream come true to me.
JACK KIRBY QUOTE POSTER MADE BY @RYLEEART!
I loved this quote and I wanted it on my wall so I asked my pal Ryan Lee to make me a poster of it that I could print. You can download the hi rez right here and print it yourself, too! This is my favorite thing I’ve ever read about comic art, and it hit me really hard. I hope it does the same for you.
You can follow Ryan Lee on Tumblr as well at ryleeart.tumblr.com. He’s an awesome artist in his own right.
So the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer was sweet. We all love Rocket Raccoon. He’s a raccoon that shoots a gun, after all! Who could say no to that?
But he didn’t spring, fully formed, from the ether, despite what people may think happens with artwork on Tumblr. He was…
How to stay creative
Anonymous asked: When did you start calligraphing?
I have always cared about my penmanship, but I started practicing calligraphy in 2004.