Department of good quotes
Every discovery by definition is unpredictable. If it were predictable it wouldn't be a discovery. Creativity exposes unpredictable things to be discovered.
-Arthur Koestler, The Act of Creation
Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin of design.
The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Surround yourself with talented people and then let them step up. In our real lives we often have the luxury of time and titles to question and prod and redo. Often that makes for really great art, but it's good to be reminded that you can work from a place of fundamental trust as well.
-Association of Independent Radio
Where Music and Foodie Culture Meet
"'Obviously, you've got the total punk aesthetic of the working kitchen, with the cursing, staying up until 4 a.m., the drugs and everything,' said Dawson Ludwig, marketing director for Noise Pop. 'But it's more than that. Good music and good food are total indulgence, both providing fulfilling sensual experiences.'"
Turntable Kitchen: Pairings Box
"Introducing the Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box: a curated food and music discovery experience, delivered to your door, every month."
One of the original influencer outreach programs
The Tennessee Squire Association created by Jack Daniels. From wikipedia: "A Tennessee Squire is a member of the Tennessee Squire Association, which was formed in 1956 to honor special friends of the Jack Daniel's distillery. Many prominent business and entertainment professionals are included among the membership, which is obtained only through recommendation of a current member. Squires receive a wallet card and deed certificate proclaiming them as "owner" of an unrecorded plot of land at the distillery and an honorary citizen of Moore County, Tennessee."
Music Bloggers Hack the Record Industry
"It’s not a common way to release a record, but putting out an album through a popular indie music blog is a pretty smart way to hack the traditional record industry business model. Yours Truly is just the latest indie music blog to launch a label, serving up lovingly crafted offerings and using the kind of promotional savvy that traditional record companies can’t seem to muster."