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Jan 24, 2013
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  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

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
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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)

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)

(via flux-rad)

Aug 12, 2012
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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.
Chavela Vargas (today’s #dailyobit)

Jan 04, 2012
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3eanuts: November 13, 1981 — see The Complete Peanuts 1979-1982

3eanuts: November 13, 1981 — see The Complete Peanuts 1979-1982

Nov 23, 2011
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The first duty of the artist is to survive.

Sep 04, 2010
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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.
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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Chris Ware’s rejected Fortune coverSee kids? Even Chris Ware The Genius © gets rejections.See also: a breakdown of the cover with commentary.
Chris Ware’s rejected Fortune cover

See kids? Even Chris Ware The Genius © gets rejections.

See also: a breakdown of the cover with commentary.

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