The Splendid Isolation of the Ivory Tower (and its Hapless Victims)

The Mindful Bard: Listen Up Philip by Wanda Waterman the Voice, Volume 22 Issue 45 2014-11-14 Film: Listen Up Philip Director: Alex Ross Perry “The need to feel superior, though common to all neuroses, must be stressed here because of its intrinsic association with detachment. The expressions ’ivory tower’ and ’splendid isolation’ are evidence that even in common parlance, detachment and superiority are almost invariably linked.” – Karen Horney in Our Inner Conflicts “Look, it’s nothing personal, but I’m really trying to do my best up here, and part of that means not getting involved with anybody—in a, say, a … Continue reading The Splendid Isolation of the Ivory Tower (and its Hapless Victims)

Some of My Best Music Teachers Are Prison Inmates

In Conversation with Steve Bell by Wanda Waterman The Voice, Volume 22 Issue 45 2014-11-14 Steve Bell is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. After years of working with other artists, in 1989 he experienced a spiritual awakening, after which he created his own label—Signpost Music—for which he recorded fifteen solo albums. He’s now marking the 25th anniversary of Signpost with a multi-disk recording project, a tour of Canada. A feature-length documentary is now being made about his life and career. He’s won many awards, including two Junos. Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s … Continue reading Some of My Best Music Teachers Are Prison Inmates