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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bring Back the Cigar Chompers!

I know the title of this post may be a little odd but stay with me (well..only if you want to!). The video clip below will help explain the title as well as the point of this post…

Whilst the above clip is specifically geared around the music industry, in my view it applies to most, if not all, of the art forms.

I have been involved with the publishing of a novel that I strongly believe needed and fully deserved to be in the public domain. A novel that up until January 2010 had remained a file on a computer because no one was willing to take a chance on it and let the public decide whether or not it was worth publishing. I have no experience in publishing but how I felt after I had read the book fuelled my motivation to be a part of its publication and let it find its own place in this world.

It seems to me that we live in a culture where appealing to the mass market is far more important than the quality of what is released, the result of which paints a very beige and boring picture to me. I value individuality and passion even if I disagree with the product or end result. It is not up to me to decide whether or not you like it, nor is it up to anyone else to make that decision!

I agree with Frank; Bring back the cigar chompers and let’s take a chance on talent, quality and individuality regardless of sales potential or mass market appeal!

Who knows what might happen!

Taurus Bulba

The Invitation – Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

Whilst I have plenty on my mind, for now I will stay quiet and let someone else do the talking. I was lucky enough to find the following on Mysoul’s blog and I am so glad she chose to share it.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did..

I read this about 7 years ago and I found it again as I was getting spring cleaning done.  It was too good to read just for myself.

The Invitation – Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure … Read More

via Experiments in Writing

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