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O Twitter, Where Art Thou?

My friend Rob Grant on yesterday’s Twitter outage…[I] sensed a great disturbance in Twitter.As though a million voices were crying out in pointless comments and were gratifyingly silenced. Related Posts: Don’t Waste Your Tweet

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A songwriter’s motivation

(Update: This post seems to have resonated with quite a few people.Thanks to Dave@Blue Fish Project, Matthew @ Audience Of One & Ben Green @ ‘…’ for the quotes, links & tweets!) A note from my diary (21/12/07) It’s no … Continue reading

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Writing Songs With Joseph Pulitzer: Here’s A Pulitzer Prize For You

Joseph Pulitzer gave this advice to journalists but I think it is wonderful guidance for writing great songs too… Put it before them Briefly so that they will read it, Clearly so they will appreciate it, Picturesquely so they will … Continue reading

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J – O – Y down in my heart, deep deep down in my heart!

If you enjoy leading, tell your face Scott Longyear. Worship Leading Essentials.

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Flaubert on Songwriting

Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert

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Criticism

The ability to see faults is a cheap & common gift Gene Edwards

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Seven Stanzas at Easter

I love this poem. Though some leaders in the church are unclear on the importance of the resurrection and “mock God with a metaphor”, here is God using an novelist to argue compellingly and beautifully for it’s centrality. Make no … Continue reading

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The childlikeness of God

[Children] always say, “Do it again”; & the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams on technology

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan on Failure

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.I’ve lost almost 300 games.26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.And that is why I … Continue reading

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