John Mayer on Disintegrating Focus

Found via Evelyn Rodriguez on Google Plus: this recap of a music seminar with John Mayer. Of particular interest to me was the idea that when you are focused on something small things like crafting that ultimate Tweet, you don’t practice the harder things you really want to be doing, like writing that great 4-minute song:

“The tweets are getting shorter, but the songs are still 4 minutes long. You’re coming up with 140-character zingers, and the song is still 4 minutes long…I realized about a year ago that I couldn’t have a complete thought anymore. And I was a tweetaholic. I had four million twitter followers, and I was always writing on it. And I stopped using twitter as an outlet and I started using twitter as the instrument to riff on, and it started to make my mind smaller and smaller and smaller. And I couldn’t write a song.”

Something to think about