On practicing, alone and as a band
What does practice really make? Dan and Tony discuss Malcolm Gladwell’s idea that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery in a field.
They also compare song-writing styles. Bob Dylan and Paul Simon are two great folk artists from the same era, but each has a vastly different ethos. Dylan scratches out some words in a notebook and then that song is finished, whereas Simon labours over each song, writing and rewriting.
Tony is then astounded to hear how long it takes bandmember Dan to write one song.