“Sometimes, I want to remind myself of ideas I’ve written, so I write them again in a different way. Usually that idea is one of three things: I’m freaked out about the world, I want to be a good husband and dad and I’m trying but sometimes I’m a bit of an asshole, and I’m sorry. So it’s either: I’m scared, I’m sorry, or I love you.”
Terwijl de trein Rotterdam verlaat, schiet me onwillekeurig een flard levensadvies binnen: ‘Do something everyday that scares you.’ Baz Luhrmann populariseerde de gemeenplaats van Mary Schmich met zijn hit ‘Wear Sunscreen’. Wat me dwarszit is de opzichtige leugenachtigheid ervan: het advies opvolgen zou een leven in een voortdurende staat van angstig afwachten betekenen. En toch zie ook ik de aantrekkelijkheid van het idee dat het leven met elke overwonnen angst iets lichter wordt, alsof je waadt door steeds ondieper water.
Jan Postma – Vroege werken
We’re all in high school of life, and we’re all waiting for the teacher to turn around long enough to take that pen, that we’ve been chewing on long enough that it’s got a sharp enough end, that you could scratch in your initials, and right next to the ‘I was here’, you put your own.
Ryan Adams bij All Songs Considered
If you’re doing anything artsy, the rest of the world’s job is to say whether it’s any good or not. Because you’re making art. You’re trying to be a magician. You’re trying to create a unicorn. If you put out something that’s like just a horn taped to a goat, people are going to say, ‘Nah, that’s not a fucking unicorn, man.’ People are going to tell you you suck most of the time, but a couple of other people might be like, ‘I don’t know man. That might be a fucking unicorn.’
Matt Berninger, frontman The National, bij The Creative Independent
No one at NBC knew what to do about The Seinfeld Chronicles after it ran to tepid reviews and okay ratings. And for months afterward, they chose not to do a thing. Ludwin got nervous as the network’s rights to The Seinfeld Chronicles neared expiration at the end of 1989. He and several of his colleagues liked the show and were disappointed when the testing went so poorly. He and Littlefield hatched a plan: (…) one axed two-hour Bob Hope special could mean four new episodes of Seinfeld’s show. (…) Seinfeld, however, knew this wasn’t the greatest news. He greeted Littlefield’s “four episodes” offer with a few seconds of silence, followed by: “Has any show, in the history of television, ever succeeded with a four episode order?”
He took the deal anyway, and the minuscule episode order suited Larry David just fine. “That’s all I got in me anyway.”