Here’s George Carlin’s critique of his 1992 performance on David Letterman (video of his appearance below the notes).
How to Construct the Perfect Jazz Solo
From Musicomic.com, by Dustin Mol:
Grow an Inner Carrot, Forget the Stick
One thing the research record tells us is that incentives and other forms of extrinsic motivation don’t work very well to motivate us, nor do punishments. Carrots and sticks only work if you’re an ass. Much better is motivation that comes from within, or intrinsic motivation. And sometimes training can be a hindrance, too, as you’ll see in the vid below. Because I’m buried in research, I don’t have much time this week to post a lengthy article, but this thought-provoking TED talk is a great way to see the real-world example of how incentives often mean horrible performance, and training isn’t always a good thing. Learn the simple reason why kindergarten kids beat out MBAs in a design challenge…
No quotes, few words of mine so you can get to what Wynton Marsalis has to say (and sing):
If you cherish art, music, freedom, laughter, poetry, and masterful performance, you need to watch this.