Between Books: Music and Writing

 

My band, No Ambition. (photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis)
My band, No Ambition. (photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis)

My band played a gig last night, which inspired me to ponder the connection between playing music and writing. Many artists do both, from Stephen King to Jewel. Though it’s worth noting that it is a rare creature who does both exceptionally well. And then I came across this quote from Dave Barry in How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead that sums up my situation, and probably many, many others’, quite nicely:

“Playing music is good for my writing, because it reminds me that I am a really terrible musican and if I want to feed my family, I had better get the hell back to writing.”

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