Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Creative Entitlement

"If it's out there, it's mine. You know, everything I see and hear. I don't care if Shakespeare wrote it or Tennessee Williams wrote it or if Bob Dylan wrote it or I see it on a sit com. If I hear words - they're mine. And so I will take ideas from anyplace, anywhere, anytime and life has become a song to me. I am always looking for a song."

-John Mellencamp in an interview by Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air. Hear the interview here.

"Life has become a song to me." Struck me like a ton of bricks when I heard it yesterday. I think I will look around a little differently today.

What will you see and hear today??

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