The ability to engage, enthrall and captivate the imaginations of our listeners is an ability that any great leader should practice. All parents, politicians, salespeople, performers and spiritual leaders know the power of a great story.
Kurt Vonnegut argued that “the shape of a given society’s stories is at least as interesting as the shape of its pots or spearheads.”
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Listening to these songs this morning took me back to the red couch. Back to a time when I was optimistic — not only for Geri but for the machine that produces and distributes the music we love.
My friends made a valiant effort at this game. I wrote the following stories once a day as they repeatedly guessed incorrectly. The lie is last.
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“I can’t help but think about the world MLK described as a kind of Disney Land — a retreat from reality, a sprawling and idyllic state of mind, nestled in the swampland of the southern American consciousness.”
A&R guys from major record labels had already described the band as “positive rock,” and “perfect for a post-9/11 world.” The planets had finally gotten in line.
“It seemed to be alive. And it seemed to know I was afraid. … It was as if it had opened a door into the Cosmos and stood blocking the doorway.”