Galaxie – Piste 01
Archives pour April 2011
The brainy, numbers-crunching Jewish fans who’ve revolutionized pro sports and realized every geek fan’s dream are celebrated as heroes at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
Ira Glass NPR Fresh Air
“It is now almost 50 years since Boston sportswriter Harold Kaese observed that “if ever a paradox were true, it is that big league baseball is strictly a business to those who make money off those who think it is strictly a sport.” To which one only add, can anyone still think that baseball (or football or basketball, or hockey for that matter) is strictly a sport?”
Quand on sera dans nos voitures pognés dans l’trafic à écouter le bonhomme de la radio nous décrire pognés dans l’trafic, on oubliera peut-être même l’existence de la Romaine, car elle ne sera plus.
Roy Dupuis dans Chercher le courant – TOU.TV