<img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-9363" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/pattismith-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" />I have been listening to a podcast with Alex Baldwin talking to Patti Smith. You can do the same ... <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/story/patti-smith-never-wanted-to-be-famous" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">just follow the link</a>. It's a great podcast, recorded after she represented Bob Dylan to accept the Nobel Prize and even if you have read '<a href="http://amzn.to/2hOgHjU" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Just Kids</a>' you will find lots of insights into her life - and self.

Unusually for Baldwin’s podcasts, this was in front of a live audience and at the end of the podcast, the audience got to ask some questions. Continue reading

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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.

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