In terms of getting people to experiment more and take more risk, there are at least three things that immediately come to my mind. Number one, of course, is role-modeling it yourself. Number two is when people take intelligent, smart risks and yet it doesn't work out, not shooting them. And number three, being honest with yourself. If the culture you have is radically different from an experiment and take-risk culture, then you have a big change you going to have to make""and no little gimmicks are going to do it for you.
ITS ALMOST SUN DOWN I GOTTA PUT MY FOOT DOWN AND I KNOW IF I DO IT'S GONNA HURT ME MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU I KNOW, HOW MUCH YOU NEED ME BREAKS MY HEART, BELIEVE ME NOW I KNOW WHAT I GOTTA DO BUT IT'S GONNA HURT ME MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU BUT ITS GONNA HURT ME MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU BUT ITS GONNA HURT ME
It has been the struggle between privileged men who have managed to get hold of the levers of power and the people in general withtheir vague and changing aspirations for equality, for justice, for some kind of gentler brotherhood and peace, which has kept that balance of forces we call our system of government in equilibrium.
Normally, things are viewed in these little segmented boxes. There's classical, and then there's jazz; romantic, and then there's baroque. I find that very dissatisfying. I was trying to find the thread that connects one type of music - one type of musician - to another, and to follow that thread in some kind of natural, evolutionary way.
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