Today Flavorwire has a cool feature, “25 Music Icons’ Brilliant Advice On Making Music.” Among the artists quoted are Prince, PJ Harvey, Brian Eno, Patti Smith and Thelonious Monk.
Captain Beefheart: “If you’re guilty of thinking, you’re out. If your brain is part of the process, you’re missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.”
Frank Zappa: “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
For the rest, head to Flavorwire.