Artists can be suckers for essentializing their processes down into instructional lists. If you haven’t seen them already, check out Mark Rothko’s Ingredients of a work of art or Captain Beefheart’s Ten Commandments of Guitar Playing. Also great is the UK’s Wire’s early rules for art punk music.

    One great thing about rules is they feel so good to throw away. An example is one of their hits ‘Outdoor Minor’.

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