Kanye West recently returned to Twitter and tweeted this:
Michael Sacasas made a similar suggestion in 2013:
Don’t wake up with the Internet. Have breakfast, walk the dog, read a book, whatever … do something before getting online. Think of it as a way of preparing – physically, mentally, emotional, morally, etc. – for all that follows.
This is advice I must keep in mind.
Kanye, in his own way, like many artists, is a moral theologist and philosopher of technology.
“I’d be biased to think that the community of Geminis is the most consistently in tune with what their spirit is telling them to do or why they have breath in their lungs. But I do think that creative Geminis – Tupac, Biggie, Prince, Miles Davis, all being Geminis – have, throughout history, been really in tune with those things.”
—Kanye West flattering my sense of self in Interview magazine
Just in case anybody was confused, I made this handy-dandy flow chart:
“Once we hit the studio, it was just all focus on the music. All focus was one hundred percent on the music. There were rules: no Twittering, no e-mailing, no blog-watching – no stupid questions. All of this stuff is posted all over the walls. A wall of questions, for inspirations. ‘What would Mobb Deep do?’ All types of stuff.”
—Pusha T (née Terrence Thornton) on working with Kanye West on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
(Quote via Vulture; image via Complex.)