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Riff: Art vs Stats / Personal expression is the pinnacle…

A solid guide book last centuries

From a response to a discussion somewhere at some time…

“Like the venerable Mr. Christopher Trottier (@atomicpoet) pointed out,… the crazy thing is, if you make awesome art, the stats (i.e. likes, tweets, subscribers, followers, paycheques, accolades, trophies…) automagically come.

It’s when you go chasing stats that you might get the quick sugar-high of cheap satisfaction but no one’s going to give a shit in a week, let alone 100 years from now.

Of course I understand that “business objectives” require performance and things going “up and to the right,” but that is accomplished by being interesting, pushing your envelope, being true to your authentic self, and respecting your audience.

Ergo: Roll your own media. Fuck stats, make art. Create for yourself, let others look over your shoulder. Personal expression is the pinnacle of the assortment of digital creation tools and distribution methods we (albeit awkwardly) call social media. 

The Water « atomicpoet

This is a piece of writing by my pal Chris Trottier which i kept because i like it and sharing it here so i can find it again and also so maybe you’ll read and enjoy. No big deal. Links included so you can follow Chris’ myriad endeavours, all of which are fascinating.

The Water « atomicpoet

Atomic Poet’s mix tape track list

Album | Time | Artist | Album

When the Flesh Hits    4:17    GoGoGo Airheart    Exitheuxa
Lay It On Me (LP Version)    4:01    Sylvia    Pillow Talk: The Sensuous Sounds Of Sylvia
Can’t Hardly Stand It    2:49    Charlie Feathers    Rockabilly of the 1950’s
Kandy Pop    2:48    Bis    This Is Teen-C Power! – EP
You Want the Candy    3:07    The Raveonettes    Lust Lust Lust (Bonus Track Version)
We’re Desperate    2:00    X    Wild Gift
My Old Drunk Friend    3:34    Freakwater    Feels Like the Third Time
There She Goes Again (Stereo)    2:41    The Velvet Underground & Nico    The Velvet Underground & Nico
Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks    4:03    The Rapture    Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks – EP
Telstar (Original Recording 1962)    3:15    The Tornados    The British Are Coming, Vol. 1
Ceremony    4:26    New Order    Substance
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence    4:46    Ryuichi Sakamoto 1996
Pledging My Love    2:29    Johnny Ace    Memorial Album
I’ve Been Hurt So Many Times    2:35    Rodd Keith    I Died Today
Walking The Cow    3:37    Daniel Johnston    Songs In The Key Of Z Vols 1 & 2
Somethin’ Else    2:09    Eddie Cochran    50s Greatest Rock N Roll    
According To Plan (Album Version)    4:37    I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness    Fear Is On Our Side  
Richter Scale Madness    3:45    …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead    …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Junkyard    6:27    The Birthday Party    Live 1981-82
At The Grass Roots    2:56    Sri Darwin Gross    Songs In The Key Of Z Vols 1 & 2