Tell Me What To Do
Beating Up Writers, Musical Careering, and Losing Editorially
In which we talk about what happens when people yell at each other about what they should and shouldn’t be writing, how musicians’ attitudes toward “making a career of it” seem to have shifted in the last few decades, and why not having a business plan is a bad plan.
- Beating Up Writers (1:57–17:35): everyone from tech startups to Nicholas Kristof has an opinion about what you should be writing—and so do we… sort of.
- Musical Careering (17:35–28:50): an interview with Future Islands prompts some reflection on what exactly a “career” in the music world is.
- Losing Editorially (28:50–41:55): no business plan means you might not stick around as a company—and that makes us sad.
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Stephen Carradini is a
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