Sunday, September 9, 2012
Here is an interview that Mike Shiflet recently did with Local Autonomy in Columbus, OH. He references a conversation that we had on the way to The Enemy Fest in Chicago a few months ago. Many of Mike's comments resonate with me as well. Especially relevant to me is the statement he makes about developing a body of work over the course of decades. I too have felt the "foolish" disappointment involved in watching close friends achieve a level of success more quickly than I have been able. Where Shiflet looks to Chopin and Radigue for reassurance, I have recently been looking to artists like Jo Baer and Robert Motherwell for reminders about the value of taking time to develop as an artist. There are some really astute observations in this interview.