The money part is not the important part, the important part is the opportunity to get your hands wet, to go out there to jump around, fuck around, make mistakes. Try weird stuff, see what works.
If you don’t love it, fuck it, it’s not worth doing.
The interview was conducted by Ed Cone between sets at an Easter weekend Grateful Dead concert at Irvine Meadows, Irvine CA, in 1987.
Though short, the interview is interesting in a couple of ways. First, the notion of doing what you love, of finding projects that you can embrace, to follow your bliss as Joseph Campbell advised, resonates with me. To a large degree I’m blessed that my interests, both personal and professional, intersect in such a manner I often find myself completely and happily absorbed by the project of the [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][day|week|…].
In addition, the reference to J.L. Borges, the Argentine writer, poet and philosopher, piqued my interest. My previous exposure to his work was via a fictional description of a Chinese Encylopedia, the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, which outlines how animals are to be divided, including 7. stray dogs and 11. those drawn with a very fine camelhair brush. You’ll definitely want to review the entire list! …ok, one more: 1. those that belong to the Emperor
In addition, this interview brings back fond memories for me, as that Easter was the weekend our family(myself, Sheryl & Lisa, along w/friends Rob & Lee) visited Disneyland for the first time!