Friday, March 28, 2008

Killing for a good story

The first five or six years of the 1990's, I was working on a lot of music production, doing lots of sampling. I spent endless hours going through records, cassettes and VHS tapes looking for killer loops, hits and breaks. After you do it for a while, you realize that you have to be selective, discriminating. After a further while, you get downright ruthless, mercilessly cutting out the crap.

It's the same with writing, film and video production, design, photography as well as looking for interesting and amazing things and blogging them.

I guess it also applies to producing a 60 minute national radio show 30 or so weeks out of the year. This American Life's Ira Glass explains:

via Signal vs. Noise

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