coffee later I had the track I wanted to listened to. Not really finished, not really perfect. I did a couple more the same year. Nothing fantastic but it got me satisfied. (Don’t ask me for the tracks by the way, I trashed them a while ago).
More recently I decided I would love to have an app to interact with music. I am the kind of guy who air drums while listening to my ipod and I think there is something to do with that. I am still learning about creating iPhone apps but I am confident I will get to make one that satisfy me. And I also envision the programmer I want to be and my goal is to be a full-time iphone app developer in a near future. And I am half excited / half terrified about this idea.
My message here is that we got so much used to consume that we forgot how to create. I am not here to fight consumerism, you probably know what is good for you. What scares me though is that we have lost the art of creating. Everything is here ready for us to use so we just have to sit, buy, watch and eat. And when we have interactive channels we only share useless information like those stupid cat videos on Facebook. (watch it , they are coming on google+ now it is open to everyone).
So next time you can’t find music to listen to or you see a crappy movie for 15$ or have a piece of software that keeps freezing, take it as an opportunity to create. Try to make the music that you would like to hear. Take a camera and invite some friends and make a damn good movie. Learn how to program and create you own software.
Creation is powerful… more than just criticizing.
The mass consuming market decided that we should all have the same tastes, the same envies. But we know that we are all different. We are just too lazy to 1) look somewhere else and 2) decide that we can do better. The thing is we are all waiting for better, all the time: better jobs, better computers, better houses, better phones,better everything…
I think if you know better, you can do better. You can learn better and create better. It is just a matter of energy and sweat. And yeah, you might just suck… it is part of the deal. Maybe , just maybe, you should keep on sweating.