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The Process Was the Point

Yesterday I listened to Marc Maron interview comedian Bill Bailey, and they were talking about a record he had just released with his band. Like many artists, Bill was serious about expressing himself in more than one art form (he’d played guitar in bands most of his life). In this case, he had spent three years writing, recording, and mixing the record.

So Maron asks him the name of his band and where his fans could find the record. “I don’t really want to talk about it,” was his response. Marc probes a little more, asking how it turned out. He responded “Really great, I’m so proud of it.” Maron, now puzzled and more than a little curious, pauses and says “So what’s up with that?”

Bailey doesn’t miss a beat, cheerfully replying “I was already rewarded by doing it. My part’s done – Now it’s out there for anyone to discover and hopefully enjoy.”