Art’s Greatest Controversy: Nothing is Truly Original

 

I was watching the news yesterday and saw that Bruno Mars was accused of stealing “Uptown Funk“. At first this sparked my interest. But the song that followed the accusation, sounded little like “Uptown Funk” at all. There was a somewhat similar beat, and it did have the words “funk you up”, but by no means was “Uptown Funk” an outright copy of this song. The news anchor followed up by saying that the group who wrote “Funk You Up” claims their song is where Bruno Mars got their inspiration for Uptown Funk. Okay stop there. Inspiration? There is a HUGE difference between stealing and inspiration.Read More »

Reasons to Travel- #1 Get Inspired

Reasons to Travel

Before I came home I was really excited; I thought that all my time away would help me see everything in a new light, and I would be able to see new things in my familiar world and write about them. Yet somehow, since I’ve actually been home my inspiration has fizzled from an ardent flame to the coals glowing in the fireplace as it dies out.

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Inspiration

I discovered this episode of Good Life Project this morning, featuring Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love among many other things. Her words are amazing and powerful. I listened in my bed staring at the ceiling mouthing “wow” after just 5 minutes. I think this one hour podcast may have changed my entire life.

As a writer, every single day I write things that are absolute garbage. Read More »