Musicians & composers

“Every day the task seems hopeless and I feel like giving up.”
Five ideas for getting unstuck
The jazz guitarist's amazing pre- and post-show routine—plus, a request for your patronage!
Nick Cave’s songwriting routine
Presenting the composer’s “precise daily schedule” on this 155th anniversary of his birth
A trove of quotes on the great jazz musician's composing process
Plus: Advice on kindling your own excitement
“I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.”
"Somehow there everything comes at once, quite without effort, and I am more contented."
Plus: Advice on figuring out what your "thing" is
"The distribution of hours and the resultant order might seem machine-like to some of my readers."