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July 25, 2007

Tempus, as they say, fugit

As an aside and for the record regarding something I am not going to link: Theresa Duncan was far more accomplished than Kate Moss. But Kate Moss is a great beauty, a professional beauty, and Theresa was capable of appreciating beauty. Some beauty remains while some of us are left to appreciate it.

There are three basic types, Mr. Pizer: The Wills, the Won'ts, and the Can'ts. The Wills accomplish everything, the Won'ts oppose everything, and the Can'ts won't try anything.
- V.I.N.CENT

The robot is right. A reasonable guide to the personality type your are dealing with is in reaction to the success or failure of well-known, accomplished people. If the first instinct is to do the same - to do better - you are dealing with a Will. If it is to belittle, dismiss or pathologize the accomplishment you are dealing with a Won't. If it is to ask for an autograph, that's a Can't.

In my experience it is best to surround yourself with other Wills as much as humanly possible. Move heaven and earth to be with the Wills; the Won'ts will stop at nothing to prevent you from succeeding. Increasingly I find I cannot stand the Won'ts. I have no patience left for them. F--- them. They have no Mastery.

If there is something you want to do - something awesome - then do it now. The grass is not greener. Life is short. Etc. It is only a platitude if you do not act on it.

And on that note: I am playing Savage Garden tomorrow night. My limited edition, numbered promo EP will make its debut then and there.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 25, 2007 07:03 AM

Comments

But what if you don't want to do anything?

I may be there tomorrow night. I'll be the one in black.

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 25, 2007 08:32 AM

Right on! Though you may find the crowd ever so slightly less black clothes than one might expect. These noise/IDM nights bring out the sound-heads rather than the goth/rivet regulars.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 25, 2007 08:53 AM

Do you know what time you'll be playing?

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 25, 2007 09:47 AM

I am on early... just after nine. I asked to open in deference to my nine-to-five audience. The young scenesters can play later.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 25, 2007 09:51 AM

Good. That way I can be home before my coach turns into a pumpkin.

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 25, 2007 10:35 AM

Damn.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 26, 2007 04:25 PM