“I met Iggy Pop at Max’s Kansas City in 1970 or 1971. Me, Iggy, and Lou Reed at one table with absolutely nothing to say to each other, just looking at each other’s eye makeup.”—David Bowie (via toilandblood)
A classic contemporary country death song. It’s a weird American heritage form of music that spawned the stereotype that made the world think that all country music is sad. This spawned a hatred of folk music in the 1960’s because the music-loving public knew this general style of music and lyrics as being related to the Depression Era.
“Creative ideas probably occur as part of a potentially dangerous mental process, when associations in the brain are flying freely during unconscious mental states — how thoughts must become momentarily disorganized prior to organizing. Such a process is very similar to that which occurs during psychotic states of mania, depression, or schizophrenia. In fact, the great Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who gave schizophrenia its name, described a “loosening of associations” as its most characteristic feature: “Of the thousands of associative threads that guide our thinking, this disease seems to interrupt, quite haphazardly, sometimes single threads, sometimes a whole group, and sometimes whole segments of them.””—If you read one thing today, make it this pause-giving study on the relationship between creativity and mental illness (via explore-blog)