Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Ira Glass on Good Taste (and Bad Work)

Lee Moyer points out this terrific video in which Ira Glass (of the sublime This American Life) talks about the gap in the early part of any creative person's life between their taste--which is good--and the quality of the work they start out producing--which is invariably bad.

As Lee points out, Glass is talking here about reporting and tape, but his advice and admonitions are just as applicable in any other creative enterprise.

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