Beauty. Truth. by Har Adonai

Beauty. Truth. by Har Adonai

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BT 11: Where are You at on the Hero’s Journey?
June 19, 2019

Did you know that Star Wars and Tommy Boy are basically the same movie? That’s because of the path that each story follows - the hero’s journey. And your life and the lives of your friends also can follow a similar path,

BT 10: Your Art has Nothing to do With Your Emotions
June 05, 2019

I used to live in the past, so much so that I tried to make a whole album about it. Which got scrapped. Today, as I finish up recording my latest album, I’m no longer living in the past. What changed? And why does the author Steven Pressfield say,

BT 9: What You Destroy is Just as Important as What You Create
May 22, 2019

One day I walked into my local record store, which was carrying my latest CD. I asked the owner if I could have back all the copies of my CD, without any further explanation. I took all those CDs, and I threw them in the trash.

BT 8: John Baldessari’s 3 Rules for Artists
May 15, 2019

Sometimes you might come across someone who’s older and more experienced than you, and they offer to share from their wisdom. It would then be a good idea to listen. John Baldessari is one of America’s most prominent contemporary artists.

BT 7: The Ten Commandments and Being a One-Trick Pony
May 08, 2019

Do you know the one thing that you’re about? What is that unique value that you bring to others? Can you whittle it down to one clear sentence? From the Ten Commandments to Twitter bios, if you can’t get clear on what you’re about,

BT 6: The Need to Make a Dent in the Universe
May 02, 2019

Do you feel the need to make a dent in the universe? I think we all do. But what about our other needs, like food, water, shelter, money, love? Which needs are more important than others? Can we really make a dent in the universe if we have nothing in ...

BT 5: Kevin Costner’s Waterworld and Getting Stuck in Your Most Important Projects
April 04, 2019

When Kevin Costner came up for air on the set of Waterworld (1995), he knew it would be a long day. So did the other cast and crew. Have you ever got stuck on a project you’re working on? Have you ever reached what author Seth Godin calls “The Dip”?

BT 4: Skateboarding Taught Me How to be an Artist
March 06, 2019

Back in the 1980s, a guy named Craig Stecyk became the art director at Powell Peralta skateboards. He had one rule: print ads for Powell Peralta will not feature any skateboarding. This was unheard of. How can you advertise a skate company without show...

BT 3: Whiskey, Start-Ups, and the Problem With Transactional Communities
February 06, 2019

Giving Bonnie “Prince” Billy a glass of whiskey turned out to be harder than it sounds. But I learned a powerful lesson from it: not all communities have your best interests in mind. It’s not because they’re against you,

BT 2: Instrumental Metal and the Tyranny of Direct Communication
January 30, 2019

Hi, how are you? How are you feeling? Whats on your mind? (Freezes up, turns around, and runs in the other direction.) Does direct communication bother you? In conversations? In advertising? In music