A couple of nights ago I was listening to Jesse Thorn's Bullseye radio show and podcast. It was a terrific episode. His guests were singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, and one-man idea factory Seth Godin. Both of the interviews were fascinating, and were both related, in a way, because they were about creating art for a living. Aimee talked about how she came to enjoy writing music when she started doing it to please herself, and Seth talked about looking at everything you do as a kind of art.
Seth has a new book out called The Icarus Deception, which he talked about on Bullseye. I have a copy, and after hearing Seth's interview, I'm looking forward to reading it.
Peter from the National Coalition Against Censorship writes, “Some say book banning isn’t even a problem anymore, so we should ditch Banned Books Week altogether. That’s a terrible idea.”
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