If the artist does not fling himself, without reflecting, into his work, as Curtis flung himself into the yawning gulf, as the soldier flings himself into the enemy’s trenches, and if, once in this crater, he does not work like a miner on whom the walls of his gallery have fallen in; if he contemplates difficulties instead of overcoming them one by one … he is simply looking on at the suicide of his own talent.
Honoré de Balzac in Cousin Betty
Song: “Creation” by El Michels Affair
My band Sweet Tooth recently recorded one of our favourite traditional songs live in the studio for our good friend Nini Baseema. No headphones, one take - just the two of us. I filmed it and have just finished editing it. Hope you enjoy this moment of lo-fi goodness…