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Roald Dahl believed that physical illness powers creativity. It’s a perplexing proposition, but the diaries of celebrated artists, writers, scientists, and inventors are strewn with accounts of how fever-induced creative revelations — perhaps because fever shakes off the chronic constraints of the conscious mind, sparking a sort of openness that enlarges the locus of ideation and broadens the field of creative vision.

I read the Patti Smith bio when it came out – absolutely superb book. Perfect reminder from one of my favorite bloggers – Maria Popova, the force behind Brain Pickings.

[ Source : Brain Pickings]

            How wonderfully coincidental. In Abstentia was the first Porcupine Tree album that I owned and through which, became aware of who Wilson was. Of course - by then (13 years ago) he already had a catalogue that most artists only dream of.

The hardback book looks at material from throughout Wilson’s career, starting with 2002 Porcupine Tree album In Absentia and ending with this year’s solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase.

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            <a href="http://iangotts.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/killer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Killer Sales</a>... good post from Ian Gotts - co-author with Dominic Rowsell. As someone who has read every book by <a href="http://www.geoffreyamoore.com">Geoff Moore</a> ...

note, NOT

… gosh – isn’t life complicated these days …

BUT THIS ONE 

Personally, I am delighted to keep coming back to this book – that when I first heard about it said “oh – like Chasm for Sales” … apparently yes.

Promise to self – write a full post on this later.