Here is a link to the interview that comedian Marc Maron had with psychiatrist and author Phil Stutz. This is a really unusual interview for Maron - they talk a lot about Phil Stutz's book "The Tools" - a great read and I recommend it to anyone who just can't stop reading self-help books. This is a really really good one in that category. Stutz has been treating many creative people, like writers and actors - so for anyone suffering writer's block this is a great interview :-) Also: The podcast is called "What The Fuck" - and for anyone who can't handle a "fuck" here and there - this is probably not the interview for you. The rest, enjoy :-) And have A HAPPY NEW YEAR - which will hopefully not suck as much as this one :-) just kidding - not!
"An artist never works under ideal conditions, if they existed his work wouldn´t exist, for the artist doesn´t live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exist because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect as man wouldn´t look for harmony but would simply live in it"
Insights like the one in the quote above and especially about how we are troubled to deal with solitude. I have just watched his movie "Stalker" recently - not an easy one to watch, but there are many great scenes in it. This video is an excerpt from "Andrei Tarkovsky: A Poet in the Cinema" a great documentary. You can find the full doc on youtube.
Nobel Peace Price Laureat Desmond Tutu talks in this rare and funny interview about Forgiveness, Apartheid and about good and evil. Please watch also the other two parts to this interview.
PART 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp3ajo7kxrE
PART 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj3bwJrIVeU