Why I’m Riding My Bike Instead Of Writing Music

May 27th, 2013 | By

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I’m done producing and recording my next EP, Skeletons, so I’m taking a little break from writing music. I’ve been spending most of my free time either reading the great books or riding my bike around town.

I’m inspired to ride my bike because of something Soren Kierkegaard, in his book¬†Either/Or,¬†calls “crop rotation.” Much like a farmer replenishes the soil by planting different types of crops on it, we should also occasionally shift our perspective towards life or whatever activity we happen to be involved in. Doing this helps to replenish the creative and intellectual nutrients in our minds.

For me, cycling is the ultimate crop rotation activity. I can ride almost anywhere. I can explore a new route every day and see new things. I can cover a huge distance or just keep it short. I can get a mean workout or be lazy. Basically, I can be as creative as I want. I dig it for that reason

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