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Posts tagged "bill withers"

Dec 11, 2012
Hi Austin! My 18-yo cousin is feeling discouraged because she feels like her drawings look like cartoons, which made me remember a video (that I think you posted) that was a sort of timeline showing someone's progress in technique and skill over several years. I've been looking through all your likeliest tags and even googled it, but can't find the video. I'm hoping it was a post of yours... Do you know what I'm talking about or am I nuts?

Hmm… doesn’t sound familiar. You might ask her, “What’s wrong with cartoons?” David Shrigley can’t draw for shit and he’s one of my favorite artists!

Buy her Picture This or send her to this Gary Panter post and give her Wayne Coyne’s advice: “Don’t think. Just start drawing.” (And keep drawing.)

“It’s okay to head out for Wonderful, but on your way to Wonderful, you’re gonna have to pass through Alright…” —Bill Withers

Apr 30, 2011
Sellout…I’m not crazy about that word. We’re all entrepreneurs. To me, I don’t care if you own a furniture store or whatever — the best sign you can put up is SOLD OUT.

Apr 22, 2011
It’s okay to head out for Wonderful, but on your way to Wonderful, you’re gonna have to pass through Alright, and when you get to Alright, take a good look around and get used to it, because that may be as far as you’re gonna go.

Feb 02, 2011


Bill Withers, “Can We Pretend,” off +’Justments (1974)


iTunes has posted previously un-digitized classic gems from Bill Withers: ‘Justments, Making Music and Naked & Warm. This is wonderful, wonderful stuff. Real music. Withers has a gentle humanity to him — a raw-yet-graceful, earthy soulfulness — that is so rare and so lovely. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me. Go forth and listen.

I’ve been listening to this a lot in the morning as I’m waking up.

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