John Cleese’s Advice to Artists

This is a great clip in which the comedian gives advice to artists.

http://www.openculture.com/2015/12/john-cleeses-advice-to-young-artists.html

It is similar to the speech given by Bruce Springsteen several years ago at the South By Southwest Festival when he admitted his whole career was based on a song by Eric Burdon, We Gotta Get Out of This Place. See if you can spot the influence:

And here’s Tom Lehrer’s brilliant song Plagiarise dedicated to all of us. Because there’s so much out there that it’s near impossible to do anything original. Just try not to get caught!

 

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