i’ve spent the last two days watching/listening to interviews of bob dylan… bb king… jimi hendrix… paul mccartney… and, what really strikes me about these guys is that they’re genius is grounded in the fact that they do what they love for no reason other than they love it. they don’t do it for fame, stature, compliments, or money. they play and write the music that they do because they love playing.

hendrix played the blues because he loved the blues. not because he thought it was a niche market that he could make money from. dylan couldn’t even figure out why he got famous.

‘inspiring’ doesn’t do that justice to me.

the above quote is from this video:

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