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Posts tagged "rejection"
Jan 24, 2013
Marty McFly: What if I send in the tape and they don’t like it? I mean, what if they say I’m no good? What if they say, “Get outta here, kid. You got no future”? I mean, I just don’t think I can take that kind of rejection. Jesus, I’m starting to sound like my old man!
What’s keeping George McFly from sharing his work?
UPDATE: “The lack of brain-melting threats from Darth Vader.” —@wearewriteclub
Nov 07, 2012
Arthur Russell’s rejection slip
Here’s a rejection note for an Arthur Russell demo tape from a Warner Brothers Records junior A&R guy named David Berson. Berson must have been perplexed by Russell’s demo because he wrote: “Who knows what this guy is up to – you figure it out.”
(via treblekicker > @vivaradio)
Aug 12, 2012
I opened my arms and I said to the world: ‘Come here, let’s talk.’ And the world and I talked every night and sometimes it rejected me. It required tears of blood for me to get ahead.
Jan 04, 2012
Nov 23, 2011
The first duty of the artist is to survive.
Sep 04, 2010
George Hitchcock, Kayak Magazine Founder, Dies at 96 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com
With great ingenuity, he created Kayak’s archly cruel rejection slips: Victorian engravings depicting a beheading, or a mountain climber slipping into a crevasse, with a brush-off caption appended.
He was, as he liked to say, Kayak’s dictator. “A kayak is not a galleon, ark, coracle or speedboat,” read the motto printed with each issue. “It is a small watertight vessel operated by a single oarsman. It is submersible, has sharply pointed ends, and is constructed of light poles and the skins of furry animals. It has never yet been successfully employed as a means of mass transport.”
What a badass. RIP.
Apr 23, 2010
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