Where there is now a CVS Pharmacy on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin, there was once the Skyline Club, a music venue in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Elvis even played there in 1955. Most infamously, Hank Williams and Johnny Horton played their last shows there. It’s an interesting story…
It turns out that the best place to set up a recording studio is right in the middle of your living room. 🤷🏻♂️😆 Making some original songs with a friend who insists on *no covers*. Love it. #recordingstudio #guitar #drums #macbookpro #austin #texas #atx #shotoniphone #music via Instagram https://ift.tt/2zYd5T5
This article talks about taking time off from a difficult problem to get some distance and perspective so you can make a breakthrough.
I also really like the idea in here of “mental crop rotation” where you intentionally work on a different hard problem for a while to clean your head before you come back to the first hard problem. Actually, that’s from Kierkegaard. (I used to make fun of people who quoted Kierkegaard in college. 😂)
Creativity is about connecting dots. But if we try to force it, if we’re too focused on it, all we ever do is connect neighboring dots, resulting in a rigid grid of stale thoughts. To really see the interesting connections we need to get a new perspective and gain some distance. Then the truly interesting connections will reveal themselves.