Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.Owen Feltham (via cmog)
Tomorrow afternoon Oregon Symphony’s Artist in Residence and cellist par excellence Alban Gerhardt will perform solo at Ace Portland. Planted atop our cozy lobby’s coffee table, he’ll send the sound of Bach’s solo suites waving through the hotel for all ears to hear. Come as you are; free as air.
You’re permanently derailed. It’s through discipline and tremendous disappointment and failure that you arrive at what it is you must paint.
For months, the first paintings don’t mean anything—nothing. But you have to keep going, despite all kinds of disappointments.A rare interview with the reclusive and brilliant Agnes Martin, discussing art, failure, and the root of happiness. (via explore-blog)
In light of yesterday’s announcement that David Letterman will be retiring, we thought we’d share this great tribute by Tina Fey, at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012.
And don’t forget this memorable tribute by Jimmy Kimmel from that same night.
(Kimmel actually talks about that tribute in his Fresh Air interview)
Also, Terry spoke to David Letterman in 1981 back when Fresh Air was a local show and Letterman was just getting started:
"If you do one show a year or one show every three months or one show every four months, you have an awful lot of time to realize what a failure you’ve been. But we do kind of a baseball season: We do a show one night and we hope it’s wonderful, and if not that, we hope it’s good and we hope it isn’t bad. But even if it’s a great show or even if it’s not such a good show, we do another show the next night and we have no time, except in self analysis, to decide why it wasn’t good or even why it was very good."