“Once you free your mind…you can do whatever you want”

I would eat my left nut to meet the members of Daft Punk. I love their music, their aesthetic, their commitment to their craft, the feeling they put in the music, the feelings I and so many people get listening to their music, the fact that they wear helmets to keep more focus on the music. Everything, everything.

One day I’ll write a more complete love letter to Daft Punk, but for this post I wanted to share a lyric/quote in Giorgio by Moroder from their GRAMMY AWARD WINNING Random Access Memories, a record that will eventually win the heart of anyone and everyone who decides to set out time to listen to the whole album in an undistracted manner.

“Once you free your mind about a concept of harmony and music being correct, you can do whatever you want.
So nobody told me what to do and there was no preconception of what to do.”

Don’t let anyone tell you there is only one “correct” way of doing something. Unless we’re talking simple mathematics like 2+2, there is no one correct way of doing anything. There are millions and millions of ways. Even the 2+2 thing is subject to change given enough time and development and discovery.

Listen, learn, heed the advice of those you respect, but if you find your own ways of doing things that works, then fucking do it. Add your voice, your perspective, your method. Whether it’s making music, writing, playing a game, playing a sport, interacting with others, drawing, designing, learning, putting on your shoes, or figuring out how to spend a Saturday night, don’t feel confined to having to do something “right.”

A rigid view of correctness misses out on the worlds of endless possibility and belies the incredibly open and free participatory aspect of existing.

Also, dude made some groovy tunes.

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