r&r diary – “Everything Interesting is in Collaboration” – 09.15.15

Cate Blanchett as Bob DylanIt is true that Cate Blanchett, world famous actress, is one of my role models, inspirers, and gurus? Yes, indeed. But is she rock and roll? Why certainly. Did you see her play Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There.”

Cate is cool. I mean, super-cool. Chiseled from the finest stuff. But what of her wisdom? Love this from the New York Times Fashion Magazine: “She hates monologue. For her everything interesting is in collaboration. ‘That the dangerous side,’ she said. ‘You really don’t know where you’re going to go.'”

Yes, I’d say an admirable creative credo – collaboration – dangerous – interesting – don’t know where it will go. Playing alone in a room is all well and good, but the magic alchemy only really happens when you are in that room with other committed creative, souls, all working together. That’s the “everything” of the creative thing. – Jammer

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