” … all that’s required is passion … ”
Passion is certainly the match that lights the flame, but there’s a lot more to keeping the fire lit than passion alone.
If all that was required was passion, I would know what this thread was about! Sometimes, a little explaination is also required! 😉
The thread, as viewed on my screen so far, seems to be about a world record attempt to get as many dots, commas and squiggles on a single page as possible.
" …? " " ….." :….. : ? # …."
There, a small contribution to the attempt…
I agree with the original poster and think the rest of you better get a clue!
"ah ….. now I understand……"
Thus spake Jusa, the Viagra salesman.
This is wildly off-topic, except that "Passion" reminded me of an amazing singer who goes by that name, here:
Not my usual cup of tea and certainly nothing to with ITM but I think it’s amazing singing all the same.
….So…Mark…are you saying that….talent, as displayed in the clip, is all you need and that passion, in and of itself is not all that’s required? If that’s your stance than I think you are onto……something.
Wow - not sure! I just liked the clip really. And I think he’s got both talent and passion.
He does have a wonderful voice. Very nice!
Even I, who have no time for the Beatles would say that ” … all that’s required is passion … ” isn’t as catchy as "all you need is love"
We seem to have…"passion"…, but do we have…….
We most definately have punctuation.
According to this, passion is only one ingredient out of many:
It’s like hieroglyphics! What is going on here? Mobsters, pistachios, Jusa Nutter writing romance fiction, globs of punctuation without reason, a random gifted young Canadian singer, a tropical fruit ad….
Whew, this is all a bit much for first thing in the AM. I’ll return after a proper dose of java.
Romance fiction? Viagra? LOL. Ye verily, how quickly we reach the slippery slope of innuendo upon the mustard board.
Apparently my attempt to tie the above post into "the music" has failed. I will say I have known a few players who felt they had the passion, but would not release their arrogance, were oblivious to their ignorance, and would not become humble students of "the music." Passion was not enough.
How’s that for the opening salvo of a romance novel? 😉
Passion? So it’s passion you want? Well here’s a quick overview of passion.
Did the literally and figuratively odoriferous Karl Marx have a passion for abusing the hospitality of London’s librarians? Yes.
Did Monet have an inexplicable passion for floating plants? Yes.
Did Roman Polanski have…? Yes.
Did the American people lose their passion after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? (Forget it, he’s on a a roll.)
Did both Noel Coward and Cole Porter rhyme "passion" with ‘fashion" in a song? Probably, but I’m too lazy to google it.
So, you see, though passion is indeed all that’s required, it can come in all the colo(ur)rs that butterflies have come in. Which is plenty. If you’ve seen some. And I have. Sometimes in pairs. Sometimes not.
Passion it NOT enough, good call my desert dwelling, innuendo writing friend. Passion and humility may be all that’s required. Hmm…
…and trousers. Passion, humility and a good pair of trousers. Where’s yaalhouse?
And a little talent maybe
When did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor? Is that recent?
With or without passion, an un-worthy deed requires means and opportunity as well. Passion is always better than disinterested cruelty any day — if you absolutely must go this route. Some of you musicians might understand. Now, back to the fun, and games.
("Animal House," 1978)
I think it was Mark Twain (or maybe Michael Palin) who once said, refering to Mathematics at the time, (and I paraphrase)" it’s amazing what wholesale returns of speculation you get, for just a trifling investment of fact."
While it has nothing to do with Mathematics (but give it 5 minutes), Twain would have pointed to this thread as just the sort of thing he was talking about. Just replace "investment of fact" by "topic line."
Passion? Talent? Humility? What are these things you humans are talking about?
it’s amazing what wholesale returns of speculation you get, for just a trifling investment of fact." LOL
I would LOL if I knew what the bloody hell you were talking about.
Aha - if it helps here’s a quote from Stanislaw Lem (strokes imaginary goatee beard):
"The whole plan hinged upon the natural curiosity of potatoes"
Oh God, Steve, not that I’m implying any tuber-type references to you. I just like the silliness of the quote!
Note to self: mustn’t post after drinking lots of wine!
I once wrote a play about passion. Has anybody seen it!!?
Anyone lend me a screen-wipe?
Speaking of posting after drinking too much wine…..occasionally I make the mistake of trying to type comments after drinking too many bottles of Shiner Bock.