“if you don’t seek to be different from other people, you won’t develop your talents to the fullest because imitation is less intellectually tasking. moreover, it is for the common good that one develop one’s individuality to the utmost because that is how one functions best and will flourish and also create the most good (e.g. by being happy, productive, creative, thoughtful) for everyone else.”—Mills
I feel like I play a lot of Dylan here. And for the sake of variety I should probably post something else. But I just spent my entire lunch break pouring over the pages of Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews, edited by Jonathan Cott. There is an energy that is written around and can only really become palpable if you hear his voice after learning the background.
It’s also of note that from the entire Blonde on Blonde album, this is one of three songs under the 10MB limit. The longest? Sad eyed lady of the lowlands is eleven minutes and twenty-three seconds.
“What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.”—
From Andy Warhol’s The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
One of my favorite passages from that book. The entire thing is a very interesting look into the mind of one of the few people that truly understood the drive behind pop culture at its inception.
“I think once fonts become a bit too ubiquitous, you just need to use them in a more creative way, mixing them smartly with other typefaces and not letting them be the main event.”—Jessica Hische, in 8 Faces.