Neil Young - Short Take On the Creative Process
So blur your eyes a bit, and he could be talking about the difficulties of moving, through the craft of any art, into the art of any art. It's another version of something I've thought about a lot in conjunction with Creative Writing Workshops:
"At a certain point, trained, accomplished musicians, hit the wall. They don't go there very often, they don't have the tools to go through the wall, because it's the end of notes. It's the other side, where there's only tone, sound, ambience, landscape, earthquakes, pictures, fireworks, the sky opening, buildings falling, subways collapsing. . . . When you go through the wall, the music takes on that kind of atmosphere, and it doesn't translate the way other music translates. When you get to the other side, you can't go back. I don't know too many musicians who try to go through the wall. I love to go through the wall."