When Jason Sudekis yelled “Bird by bird! Bird by bird!” in a recent episode of Ted Lasso I couldn’t help but chuckle at the obscure reference.

“Bird By Bird” is a fantastic book by Anne Lamott about writing and it was a fun reference to catch.

The phrase’s deeper meaning…

My first product was a HUGE flop.

I launched it in 2010 and I think that to this day it’s still sold less than ten copies.

Hardly a product you can pay the bills with.

It was a notebook designed for sound engineers based on these old studio track sheets…

There is an Icelandic song called “Þorpið” which moves me every time I listen to it.

It’s hard for me to share its lyrical meaning with non-Icelanders, so I wrote a short story about the emotions it evokes instead. I hope you like it. …

What if Otis Redding had been lynched like Emmett Till?

Does it not make your soul go cold, Robert Johnson being pulled over before the crossroads?

What if Muddy Waters was shot?

By another poorly trained hot-head cop.

“Muddy was just jogging ‘round the hood,” his neighbors had seen him…

Bjorgvin Benediktsson

I write about music, creativity, and entrepreneurship. My new book, You Get What You Give, is out now. Grab it here: https://geni.us/YGWYG

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