I was a big fan of "the show with zefrank" and miss it daily. Last night I was reading an interview with Ze and the statement he made below resonated with me. "blades of blue" exists because it provides me one small outlet for creativity. Ze's statement about embarking on creative disciplines changing our perception has been especially true for me over the course of working on this blog. I added the emphasis on the last paragraph.
"With The Show project, I've also been thinking a lot about this culture of authorship that we're entering into. You've got so many people that are making things now, whether it's emails or instant messages or uploading images to Flickr, making movies, creating audio on cheap prosumer technology.
What's really interesting to me is that, as anyone knows who's gone into a creative discipline, the second that you start doing those things, the world around you changes. If you draw, you start seeing the edges of things, and you start seeing the deformities of their shape when you move around them. When you start playing guitar, you start noticing notes in all the music you play, and in fact, the music that you listen to never sounds the same from that point on.
I think that a lot of people are focusing on the content that's being produced right now. And I think it's the wrong thing to look at. It's actually the pursuit and the perception change that I think a lot of people are experiencing about the world -- that's the thing to focus on and the thing to celebrate."