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“I realized that all the really good ideas I’d ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. So I went back to Iowa.”– Grant Wood, American Gothic artist.
There is always a backstory to art, music and life. The simple painting above by Grant Wood called “American Gothic” has captured the imagination of Americans since 1930. The farmer was actually a local dentist and the wife was Woods’ sister. Wood painted the models at separate times. At some point, every element of this work of art has been mined for meaning.
Every film, song, play, startup and company has a backstory that made it what it is today. The parties involved spent days, months and even years developing the final result before releasing it to the world.
I write this to remind myself to pay attention to the details of the backstories that I’m involved in now. For instance, I saw this picture on Facebook this afternoon:
That’s Bradford Loomis playing his solo act at the Seattle Airport. Bradford is a new friend of mine and is one-half of a band called “The Banner Days” . I asked Bradford and the other half of The Banner Days, Beth Whitney about the backstory behind playing in the airport. Here’s my Facebook chat with them this afternoon:
It’s a unique situation for an act to have a regular gig inside the main terminal of a major international airport. So we are talking about filming a set at the terminal.
I share this story with you to remind you to pay attention to the details of the backstory.
Read more about the story behind American Gothic here.
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