Why misery produces better art

September 10, 2008

Solitude

That’s the answer

“Tortured souls” often seem to produce better stuff because they’re on their own more, and so can concentrate more on what they’re doing without the distractions that a normal person would have.

I managed to get 45 mins on my own with a guitar last night – hard to come by when you’ve a 3 week old child (and a 3 year old big sister) – and by the time I had loaded the song I wanted to work on into my head and recalled the vague notion of a new chorus that I had had in the car … WAAAAH! Time up!

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