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Mike Montiero on The Work You Do

“… as a designer, hell, as ANY type of craftsman, you are responsible for what you help to put in the world. You are defined by the clients you take on, and you can only stand as proud as the work you do and its benefit to society entitles you.”

~ Mike Montiero

Doug Stanhope on advice to comedians…

“He [Joey Scazzola] said ‘Never give anyone advice because you’re only telling them how to be more like you.’ Every time I’ve erred and given someone advice, I remembered that.

If you want advice, you most likely just want someone to reassure you of what you already know. If they tell you otherwise, you’ll either discount it or you’ll take their advice and no longer be following the instincts that got you in this to begin with. So either way, you didn’t need the advice.

But if you really want the advice anyway, you can get it very easily for free without going far out of your way. If there’s one thing that you never have to pay for, it’s some other jerk-offs opinion.”

~ Doug Stanhope

Why I Enjoy Marc Maron

I’m not a ‘podcast’ guy, but I do listen to one podcast, always, without missing a beat. It’s called WTF with Marc Maron. Mark Maron’s been a comedian for over 20 years; he came up with folks like Luis CK and Janeane Garofalo in the 80s/90s. He’s been an upper, downer, outter, and recoverer, and he brings a thorough understanding of what it’s like to be f’ked up and “in process”to his interviews and monologues. What I love about this podcast is that you really get to know Marc over time. He exudes sincerity, heart, and the proper amount of cynicism and you get the feeling that he’s really trying to figure his life out, process his family of origins stuff, decode his f*ckd-upness, and change for the better. (more…)

Marc Maron on The Tragically Heroic Posture

“Just remember when you climb out of the jerk pit with your flowers and chocolate it is a tragically heroic posture. Own it. It is your moment to seize. In that moment your partner may be so taken with your actions that she forgets that your heroic journey is mostly about overcoming obstacles of your own creation that you have brought to the relationship out of your emotional retardation. Grab her, hold her, have sex like animals, throw in some love, intimacy and sensitivity if you have it in you. When you wake up, delay your return to the jerk pit for as long as possible. Try not to go back down before the flowers wilt and the chocolates are eaten.”

– Marc Maron