In this episode Gladwell goes deep into the psyche and artistic cycles of Creatives like Elvis Costello, Leonard Cohen, Picasso and Monet. And he gets you to ask yourself if you’re a “Picasso type” of creator (that’s my personal style, quick and happily furious output,) or the “Monet type” type, brooding, meticulous, never satisfied. Gladwell always delivers when it comes to connecting the dots.
My devotion to L. Cohen is big and true, so as a fan this fed my soul. But more than that it’s an amazing chronology of how poetry turns into song, how fringe goes global, and how legends becomes legends (not overnight).
I drank this in. Krista Tippett, always thoughtful and well-researched, gets YoYo to connect how he hears, feels, tastes, understands and lives music – his own and others.
I’m obsessed with Rich Roll (vegan, in-recovery, declared “The World’s Fittest Man”) interviewing the great luminary Guru Singh, who, before he dedicated his life to Kundalini yoga, had a record deal and was playing shows with Janis Joplin. This is solid cosmic gold.