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The Path of Least Resistance

Last week I talked about Steven Pressfield’s book The War of Art which is all about beating inner resistance to creativity. Well recently I’ve been doing pretty well in that regard but I think it’s fair to say I had a relapse this weekend.

Usually I have Monday’s post ready to go for 10am, and the newsletter ready soon after if not before. But this week my own resistance was too strong and I crumbled.

I’ve basically spent the whole day procrastinating instead of writing a blog post and in the end I decided to record myself playing a song I wrote a while ago called ‘The Path of Least Resistance’ which is about exactly the problem I’ve had today – wasting time.

Now songwriting and playing the guitar is very much an occasional hobby for me so please forgive the poor quality in that regard, but hopefully the cool iPhone 4 timelapse footage will make up for that somewhat. And normal service will resume next week, I promise.

p.s. If you want to see a real music video with proper music and animation and all, here’s a lovely one for the Scottish band Kid Canaveral by artist David Gelletly:

p.p.s In the first video above you can see me watching the massively epic and equally bizarre 35 minute music video/short film Kanye West made for his new album/the song Runaway (not for those who intensely dislike him or are easily offended, obviously):

Given my (cough) difficulties today, this week’s newsletter will be going out a day or two late but please make sure you’re subscribed if you’re taking part in the Four for Feb challenge because there’ll be an update on how to submit your Four for Feb results for an end of month round up post.

3 replies on “The Path of Least Resistance”

Dunno, looks like a productive bit of creativity to me. Lovely song.

Co-incidentally, I was just pondering the other day whether you could do time lapse filming for me…strokes chin.

Off to tinker with a grand piano plug-in – Four for Feb deadline looming!


Thanks Iain – it’s a different kind of productivity to the one I intended but at least I managed something.

Yes I can do time-lapse on the iPhone 4 thanks to a nifty little app but not sure how to do it on a DSLR..

Good luck with your demos!


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