Ira Glass kills it, on good taste and why good taste makes it hard for budding artists to bloom. Seriously, all artists, of whatever sort, need to hear this:

(Hat tip: Skipp Coon.)

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (
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2 Responses to Commonplace

  1. dad says:

    this is absolutely facinating. i’m at a point where i’m lost for words. it’s genuis at work. it’s kinda like listening to miles davis and john coletrain music. this is great stuff. someone out there will discover you and the future is ever so bright.

  2. Lois McGiknnis says:

    W, finally I’ve listened to this and it’s so right on. Takes me thru the wayback machine to that art degree I earned and then locked away…. inspiring enough that maybe I’ll look for that key again.

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