Author of STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST and other books. Newsletters are the new Twitter: austinkleon.com/newsletter
Good morning, America! (My 4-year-old has been into his @EdEmberley books) https://t.co/fKx3hu20Im
Holy moly look at this Tove Jansson cover twitter.com/pulplibrarian/…
One last thing: if you talk about “creatives,” “side hustles,” “doing what you love,” etc. & you're not talking about health care? Get real.
Inevitably, somebody will say “I follow you for art not politics.” There won't be art if we're dead. Call: trumpcareten.org
Here is a great pre-election post by @robdelaney about why healthcare is his #1 issue (it's also mine)… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Every arts organization in this country, IMO, should stop whatever they're doing and throw all their efforts into health care reform.
Universal health care would do more to help artists in this country than any arts organization could ever do. trumpcareten.org
Music buffs: Is there a history of that great drum + dbled conga sound that Willie Mitchell got for Al Green and MSFB got for The Spinners?
RT @rachael_moravia: A writer is essentially a crook. Dear love, you are that man. —Anne Sexton https://t.co/tWZpOPoCof
Before my first son was born I went out and bought a piano. Wanted him to grow up with furniture you could walk over & play your feelings on
If I go too long without playing an instrument, I lose my mind. My head fills with garbage earworms. I fidget. Can't sleep as well.
Music is the thing that is always there for me: Listening to it and making it. twitter.com/jayson_greene/…
This chapter from Tomkin’s Duchamp bio is like a recipe for sanity amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS… https://t.co/UsZEoMAy41
One of Duchamp's friends: “His greatest work was his use of time.” amazon.com/Marcel-Duchamp… https://t.co/has4CRmwlB
People in coffee shops love my fancy water bottle https://t.co/C3GSbjq3IW
I have become the kind of person who can guess what phase of the moon it is just by how shitty I feel 🌑
 
Tell me about it!!! I thought I was the only one!
Let my agent talk you out of writing a book. (It just worked on me! I'm off to get a haircut instead.) twitter.com/twliterary/sta…
Enjoying all the dudes telling me they were being garbage online before this as if it somehow disproves her point twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
I love how much Ellen Ullman, who has spent her life programming machines, evangelizes 1-on-1 human interaction.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Kind of a perfect morning pairing https://t.co/ak0roYkTjG
“Are you trying to f*** me?” —LBJ to the president of CBS after Morley Safer covered Marines burning a village in 1965 #VietnamWarPBS
I am working on the liner notes I will keep you updated https://t.co/ZlLXMfyPsE
4-year-old informs me he's started a band called LED Solarsystem and all the songs are about electricity 😂
RT @austinkleon: iPhone > Settings > Notifications > News > Allow Notifications > OFF Repeat for Twitter, NYTimes, etc. Do it. Be free. h…
RT @brandonnn: this is literally me, if you need a human face to think of every time you see a "call your senator" tweet https://t.co/GSi46…
Hipster parents, rejoice! LOL (thx @WorkmanPub & @SandyBoynton) amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS… https://t.co/HVRrvvirFu
 
You had me at Scott Bakula
Amazing line my friend @johntunger said on the phone 😂 https://t.co/PfI90dlpOd
Happy 80th to the great @TomPhillipsArt! twitter.com/theartnewspape…
As our empire crumbles, we would do well to observe how citizens of former empires enjoy a nice pint, a ramble, a bit of tinkering...
Here’s Mackenzie Crook talking about how thinking about hobbies was the genesis of @Detectorists:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
I think contemporary Americans, on the whole, are terrible at hobbies. We insist that everything be a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
If I wrote a TV column, I’d write about THE DETECTORISTS and how terrible we are at having hobbies https://t.co/RY701YTeMe
4-year-old walked in on this scene from BLADE RUNNER & I let him watch 2 minutes "A FLYING SUBMARINE!" "HE'S KNITT… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
I put my notebook down on my keyboard and powered it off mid-note and now GarageBand is just playing one endless om… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Pretty much anything remotely decent is a subtweet though twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
Omg we need these across the pond @SortofBooks. Beautiful. sortof.co.uk/moomin-special… https://t.co/MX9v7HCRpi
RT @ben_towle: Check how Hergé "built" pages for book publications by cutting/gluing panels from the newspaper versions, then expanding bac…
RT @thenation: A reminder that 20 people own as much wealth as half of all Americans bit.ly/2wquzrV
🎶 When this old world starts getting me down And people are just too much For me to take... 🎶 #upontheroof https://t.co/mizeYxo8VY
4-year-old: “He's knitting his noodles!” https://t.co/gDvlMwdJQI
First time I ever visited NYC I was 19 and I made a special pilgrimage to @strandbookstore ❤️❤️❤️ twitter.com/icehockeystick…
Favorite thing I do each week is send an email out with 10 things I think are worth sharing. Subscribe here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
BTW if you like the sticker send the @ACLU some money twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
“You're not in Kansas anymore, babe” 🌈 😭 twitter.com/kottke/status/…
The one-two punch of Side B of CURTIS LIVE! will heal you amzn.to/2yjYhMp https://t.co/MI8y3uU2P3
Just swap “the manager” for “mama” and this is life with my kids twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
If you enjoy profanity and awesome patterns you are in luck 👇 twitter.com/sonia__harris/…
“I'm on my f***ing lunch break!” “The manager’s going to hear about this!” “You think you can make my life any wo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
“Resistance entails conceiving of parenting as an act of rebellion against American culture.” –Neil Postman
“Good parents are what Ellen Goodman called counterculture. They counter the culture with deeper, richer values.” — Mary Pipher
“A key goal of parenting: to try to ensure a child grows up with no wish to become famous.” —@alaindebotton
Whenever my boys are acting like complete assholes I threaten them with, “You keep this up you’ll be president some… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @ayjay: More details later, but on 10/23 I'll be at @BookPeople Austin, talking about How to Think with @austinkleon. Gonna be fun!
Ellen Ullman on our current nightmare... 20 years ago. amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS… https://t.co/6oOM6gLjWY
Watched the first season of DETECTORISTS and it was really sweet and charming. (Thanks, @apelad!)… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Artists: Proofread and test your website and the websites of the places you do business with from the POV of your fans.
It's great to post on Instagram or wherever, but your real fans with $$ for you will sign up for your list and actually read your emails.
Artists: start a mailing list and make sure the signup form is 1) front & center on your website 2) actually working twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
If you're not going to keep your website up to date, it's better to not have "current" info at all — just link to social you *do* keep up
Of course, they'd been Instagramming and Facebooking about it out the wazoo—but I didn't go there because I figured the site would be enough
I missed an art opening by one of my favorite artists today because I checked the website of the gallery two days ago and it wasn't updated.
We're all one fold away from becoming alien Muppets https://t.co/8t4Q8HwNsd
RT @ATXCivOrchestra: Don't forget to come early to our Sept. 24 concert for an instrument “petting zoo”! It starts at 3:15 p.m. https://t.c…
“You’ve got to realize that influence is not influence. It’s simply someone’s idea going through my new mind.” —Jea… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
What should we watch?
This gif of Big Boi listening to Kate Bush on his phone is one of my favorite things https://t.co/1gvUM3eEjR
we're all doomed, but over here at Chez Kleon we're coping by building robots, listening to LCD Soundsystem, and re… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @austinkleon: In this week’s newsletter: how drawing makes the world more beautiful, discovering forgotten artists, and more: https://t.…
Took the kids to watch Daniel Tiger at the @drafthouse and forgot my notebook so I drew comics on their ordering sh… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
 
 
 
 
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