Neil (nt) wrote,

There's a funny Pepsi commercial that speculates on how things might have turned out if Jimi Hendrix had taken up the accordion instead of the guitar (go here and select Crossroads to view it).

I wonder, though, what would have happened if he had not taken up music at all, but instead had become a plumber. Would he have been a genius plumber, or just an ordinary plumber with a hidden, unrealized talent for music? Are there plumbers, schoolteachers, traffic cops who have great talents they have never discovered? Do creative geniuses know they have something special within them that drives them to realize it, or does their talent only become apparent after the fact?

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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