Two articles I found interesting.
"The key is you don’t want to copy the blues; you want to capture the mood."
"Mood and intensity can’t be
manufactured. The blues isn’t about structure; it’s what you bring to
it. The spontaneity of capturing a speciﬁc moment is what drives it."
“I think it’s magnificent how Jack has stood his ground,” Page says of
White. “.... Most musicians would’ve compromised. He
hasn’t and he won’t. He’s a solid rock.”
"We wanted every part of the song to be
important and have movement. There was no need to retreat to the
security of having a big chorus in every song."
"It’s a spoiled mentality; everything is too
easy. If you want to record a song, you can buy Pro Tools and record
four hundred guitar tracks. That leads to overthinking, which kills any
spontaneity and the humanity of the performance."
"Instead, Rove’s savvy was admired, his strategy in targeting an opponent’s perceived strength
was praised as astute. Rather than condemning the attack as
fundamentally false, and marginalizing it to the fringes (as has
happened, albeit slowly) with the “birthers”.... it showed
that he, and his team, knew how to win elections."
"Very little of this content is actually enlightening because it is almost all fueled by outrage."
"In reading the accounts of those who watched the first debate, I wonder
if President Obama wasn’t experiencing some similar emotions as me,
only magnified a gazillion times.... Maybe his disengagement was necessary in order to keep him from ripping
off his suit coat, looking into the camera and saying something like,
“fuck this fucking bullshit, I’ve got work to do.” In the end, President Obama’s first debate performance is perhaps an indicator of a sane person operating in an insane world."
"He has both an integrity and a fortitude that I lack. I would like to
say that I am conscientiously objecting, except that given the stakes I
don’t think checking out is conscientious so much as necessary to
protect my mental equilibrium."