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Daily Routines by MMMmmm... on 6 December 2008 8:08pm
 
This is an interesting site:

It has the daily routines of "writers, artists, and other interesting people."

http://dailyroutines.typepad.com/
 
Re: Daily Routines by ev on 7 December 2008 10:20pm
 
There was once an interview with Jimi Hendrix on some American talk show .. he was I think the first black person ever to be on the show (it was in the sixties).. Jimi was sitting there in some crazy psychedelic-looking outfit..

The interviewer, in a kind of patronising way, asked something like: "So, what time do you get up every morning?"

Jimi: "Well, I try to get up every morning".. :)
 
Re: Daily Routines by ev on 7 December 2008 10:28pm
 
Ah, cool I found it! On the 'Dick Cavett Show':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPrjyLhmcWI&;feature=related

And another part of the same interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ZYUaRKQkk&;feature=related

 
Re: Daily Routines by peripatetically on 7 December 2008 11:18pm
 
HUH! That would've been my guess!
 
Re: Daily Routines by mrsthing on 8 December 2008 3:52pm
 
John Cleese had an interesting clip on his old site about his work habits. He showed us his writing room--complete with galley kitchen, a tiny private bath, and a couple of sofas for lounging on. He works on a huge pad of blank paper, making three columns labeled beginning, middle, and end. Then he scribbles ideas in the columns until he had a good idea of where he's going with it, crosses stuff out that doesn't fit, and finally, starts writing. He says sometimes he spends 10 minutes sharpening pencils beforehand, but he doesn't consider it procrastination--it's just part of getting his brain in gear for writing.

BTW, he's right-handed, but writes like a lefty, with his hand hooked over. In this clip, anyway.
 
Re: Daily Routines by MMMmmm... on 8 December 2008 3:58pm
 
I saw a great quote by John Cleese - I'll have to look it up to be exact - but it was something like: "If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play."
 
Re: Daily Routines by mrsthing on 8 December 2008 4:02pm
 
Yeah, I liked that, too. I liked his "95% of the people who don't know what they're doing don't know that they don't know what they're doing." So true! I've worked for too many bosses like that.
 
Re: Daily Routines by MMMmmm... on 8 December 2008 4:20pm
 
Yes! I think many people are like that! We are evolving at incredibly high speed technologically, but egos are one of the most primitive parts of the brain - they serve a purpose - but mostly get in the way - people just attack each other and don't learn as much as they truly could if they were more open-egoed (yes, I just made up that term). But there's all kinds of different knowledge too.
 
Re: Daily Routines by MMMmmm... on 8 December 2008 5:06pm
 
I think Barack Obama is an excellent example of someone who values his own and other's minds much more than egos. For his campaign and Cabinet choices - he purposely picked people who put the importance of issues and teamwork ahead of just their own selfish-ambition. And contrary to the way shes's been portrayed, even one of Obama's previously skeptical staff said: "Hillary is a great team player." They said she was in the Senate too. Her reputation doesn't do her justice.
 
Re: Daily Routines by ev on 8 December 2008 6:07pm
 
By the way, if anyone cares, the drummer from The Jimi Hendrix Experience passed away a couple of weeks ago..:

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/11/jimi_hendrixs_drummer_mitch_mi.html

RIP
 
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