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On Tuesday, March 8th, David Cloud said
'However, song writing is one of the things that screams to me 'More Creative'
While they RE-Create the songs that have already been created and performed elsewhere, and they didnt make the initial creation, the fact remains that they have the power to manipulate and add or detract certain aspects of the song and make it a new being within a familiar shell...for instance, a long drawn out guitar solo where in the original song there was none. Creativity doesnt stop simply because the concept or 'mold' has been formed in another way somewhere else. Heck, you can go to Rite Aid or Eckerd and see how creative people have gotten with something as simple as a toothbrush. Is it not creative to think of a new way to run a certain football play? The more i think about it there is a fine line between creativity and innovation. Creativity is a talent, innovation is applying that talent to an idea or concept, in whatever medium you find yourself in at that given point. Yes, you could draw a line on a piece of paper, and that would mean that you created it. Michelangelo carved human figures out of stone. He created a humanesque image out of stone. Funny thing is, you both were being creative. I tend to believe that NASA scientists were also creative in sending man to the moon. And in complete and total retrospect, I am creative by typing this garbled mess of thoughts and delusions on a tuesday morning. No matter how insignificant it is, or mundane, or any other adjective you would want to label it, creativity doesnt have boundaries, and most of all, shouldnt have labels, but us humans love to categorize and CREATE labels and their own judgement in terms of being extraordinarily creative and also being considered 'creative' by creative professionals
On Tuesday, March 8th, Jon said
See, that's my point, man. Creativity should have something to do with creation. There are varying degrees of creativity.
Lately is seems to me that people who make things pretty are being called creative...and that bugs me. There are lots of pretty things. What's so creative about that?
On Tuesday, March 8th, D C MONEY said
Well, you yourself are labeling things as 'pretty' so you are somewhat conforming to the same misguided standards of all the other people. Its almost like you have to remove yourself from any type of thought and emerge in a higher stream of consiousness and let things just 'be' and from that create what it is that your insticts give you. To many people graffiti is not pretty. To some it is. Does that not mean that it is creative? Those who think it is not creative identify and label it as vandalism, simply because they do not think it belongs there, or it isnt what they would have put there, and liken it to bird shit on a windshield of a car. I happen to think that the Gates, the just now over art display in central park was pretty stupid. However, at the same time, i see the creativity involved, and the absolute abstractness of the exhibit itself. While it is not something i would have created or ever wanted to create or ever pay money to go see. I guess it comes down to not caring what labels are out there, or who holds the power to label. It comes down to erasing all connections to prejudgement, post judgement, how that affects your work, and thoughts and decision making and plainly, simply, just be.
On Tuesday, March 8th, Jon said
Firt off, hey there, thanks for visiting, and thanks for commenting.
Secondly, I don't think I said that we shouldn't label things. We need labels to understand the differences between things.
Thirdly, I like Graffiti. It can be pretty. I like The Gates. I like most of Christo's stuff, and it's a very good example of what I am talking about. Some people would label Christo's work "not-creative" or "not-artisitic" because it is not 'pretty'. I however think it is beautiful because it forces us to reperceive the things that it touches. It challenges our sense of scale, and continuity, and it makes you imagine your world anew.
What I am saying is; that is damn-sight more creative than a lot of what passes for creation and creativity. So, although you may not agree with me that we need labels, what I am asking is, "What is creativity? And, is that accurate?"
And I don't want any American Heritage shit either.
On Tuesday, March 8th, The David Cloud Simple Word with a Complex meaning definition generator thingy said
Creativity is the deliberate, inspired action of attempting to determine a different -or - never before percieved act,without ever needing to physically act upon the thoughts for the creative process to have taken place- also- elaborating on, or changing, a former state of cognitively inspired thought or action to achieve a predetermined goal or function, or to simply appease one's own natural intuition or necessity.
PLEASE NOTE< THAT THIS MAKES SENSE TO ME, WHETHER OR NOT IT MAKES SENSE TO YOU DEPENDS ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE THE PROPENCITY TO READ A GARBLE OF WORDS OVER AND OVER UNTIL IT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE I EVEN HAD TO DO THAT AFTER I WROTE IT.