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George Gershwin did not sit around, waiting for inspiration to bring him good ideas. Oscar Levant, who lived with him, says Gershwin got more of his ideas just by playing. Whenever he sat down to the piano to amuse himself, something came of it. He looked upon his work as play. Creating his career was his way of having fun. His life was clear proof of the theory that the way to learn how to do anything is to do it.
A person in Duane Vanderklok's church complained about the volume of the music. He said, "I'll buy you special earplugs." That didn't solve the problem because "the problem was never the music, it was the attitude."
How many folk musicians does it take to change a light bulb? Four. One to change the bulb and the other three to sing about how good the old one was.