Writing with miles davis
I’ve always appreciated analogies drawn between forms of expression that aren’t immediately obvious. Painters influenced by musicians, photographers by authors etc, etc. Here’s an interesting comparison from The New York Times by Aaron Gilbreath on how the music of Miles Davis benefits him as a writer of another kind.
“Davis showed me how to be affecting without being opaque, lyrical without being verbose. Editing imbued each of Davis’s notes with more weight.”